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    Watch astonishing moment teenage hurdler WINS race despite crashing into second barrier and falling on to track

    A TEENAGE athletics star won her 100metre hurdle race despite crashing into the second barrier and falling.It started to go wrong for Abigail Dennis at the first hurdle where she landed flat footed over the other side.
    Dennis got off to a poor start in the race
    The teenager fell to the ground after hitting the second hurdle
    Dennis got back to her feet and caught the competition
    Sophmore Dennis caught the first and second placed contestant with a hurdle to go
    The track star caught the leader and crossed the line after 16.85 seconds
    Dennis wasn’t able to recover her stride and failed to get adequate elevation to clear the second hurdle.
    As a result, she crashed into the barrier and fell, handing her opponents in the county championships in New Jersey, US, a healthy six to eight metre advantage.
    At this point, most would give up after the disastrous fall. But not Dennis.
    She got back up and ate into her fellow competitors’ lead over the next eight hurdles to snatch the win.
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    Athletics ace Dennis one the second heat of the prelims with a time of 16.85 seconds, advancing to the final with the second-fastest time.
    Abreeana Rilveria of River Dell HS clocked in the fastest time of the prelims, beating Dennis by just .41.
    Determined to win, Dennis smashed the competition, winning the county championship in a career best time of 14.28 seconds.
    Dennis moved to hurdles after exclusively racing 100m, 200m and 400m in the 2021 season.
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    The hurdles wasn’t the only event Dennis conquered in the county championships.
    She also won the 100m and 200m finals, finishing the weekend with three titles. More

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    Inside jet-setting life of ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ who was chased by Playboy & trained with Man City’s Erling Haaland

    SHE’S known as the World’s Sexiest Athlete – and now it seems she’s got a new pal in football icon Neymar.Alica Schmidt made headlines when she was seen out with the world’s most expensive footballer at the launch for a new car in Berlin.
    Neymar has been spotted hanging out with Alica SchmidtCredit: Instagram @alicasmd
    Alica was voted the World’s Sexiest AthleteCredit: alicasmd/Instagram
    The 23-year-old German 400m runner was snubbed from the Olympics team last summer, but that hasn’t stopped her getting noticed, due to her stunning looks.
    Alica has been picking up gigs in TV and modelling alongside her running – and even rejected an offer to appear in Playboy.
    We reveal all about her glam life and why fans joked she was the reason Erling Haaland stuck around at Dortmund before joining Manchester City this week.
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    She is a 400m runner for Germany – although didn’t make it into the OlympicsCredit: Instagram @alicasmd
    Alica first came to prominence by helping Germany take silver in 4×400 relay at 2017’s European Athletics Under-20 Championships.
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    She carried on her success in 2019 by helping the national quartet to the U23 European Championships bronze in the 4×400 relay.
    But she was limited to supporting from the sidelines last summer at Tokyo 2020, after failing to make Germany’s final women’s 4x400m relay team.
    She posted on Instagram: “I’ve been receiving so many sweet messages from you guys over the last few days 🙏🏼❤️ . You all have been so anxious and excited for my debut in the 4×4 relay at the Olympics.
    “After an in practice race simulation I wasn’t able to secure my spot in the line up for the prelims.
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    “Im so grateful for all of the love and support that I have been receiving on this journey. Now I can’t wait to cheer on my girls today and hope that we can make it into the Olympic final!
    “I couldn’t be more thankful for all the experiences I have already made during my time in Tokyo. I’ve been able to learn so many things and can’t wait where my athletic career will take me in the upcoming years
    “I can’t thank every single one of you enough for your incredible support.”
    ‘Keeping Haaland at Dortmund’
    Fans joked she’s the reason Haaland is staying at DortmundCredit: Instagram @alicasmd
    That didn’t stop her from getting fan attention, however.
    Thanks to her posting stunning bikini photos on Instagram on a regular basis, Australian magazine Busted Coverage dubbed her the “Sexiest Athlete in the World”.
    And she has a whopping 2.9million followers on Instagram, with whom she shares her intense weight-lifting and running workouts.
    When she was filmed training Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, as part of her work with Bundesliga giants Dortmund and her sponsorship deal with Puma, fans even joked it was a tactic to keep them at the team.
    One fan said: “That’s why players stay in Dortmund.”
    Another added: “This is the greatest strategy of any club to keep their best players.”
    Glamorous holidays
    Alica has been to some glamorous locations including BaliCredit: alicasmd/Instagram
    When she’s not training, Alica travels the world in glamorous locations – from Bali to Greece.
    She shared loads of stunning pictures from a trip to Crete in September, and added: “Living my best life.”
    And last month, before she headed to Tenerife to train, she shared a snap of herself in a bikini on a beautiful beach in Bali.
    She wrote: “Can’t wait to be back in the sun tomorrow.”
    Rejected Playboy offer
    She rejected an offer to model for PlayboyCredit: alicasmd/Instagram
    Her good looks and following have also landed her some modelling jobs too – including the chance to walk at Milan Fashion Week for Hugo Boss.
    Alica modelled clothing from the fashion brand’s second season of its Russell Athletic capsule collection – and shared the spotlight with supermodels Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk, among others.
    Sharing photos to Instagram along with a clip of her on the runway – set on a baseball field – she wrote: “Yesterday was a blast, thank you so much for having me.”
    However, she previously rejected an offer to pose for Playboy.
    TV career
    Alica is launching a TV career now, it seemsCredit: alicasmd/Instagram
    Alica has also recently announced she’s venturing into the TV world, and is set to feature on hit German TV show ‘Who Knows Something Like That?’
    Alica announced her TV debut on social media, showing she was on the set of the game show.
    Fans will get a glimpse of the appearance later this summer, when the show broadcasts on June 7.
    But it may just be the start of a career in telly.
    Heart lies in sport
    She has said her heart lies in sportCredit: alicasmd/Instagram
    Despite this, Alica seems uncomfortable with being known for her looks and remains adamant that sport is where her heart lies.
    “I do not know why I got this title,” a bewildered Alica said about being World’s Sexiest Athlete. “Sport comes clearly first.
    “There are thousands of girls on Instagram who look good and still do not have as many fans.”
    She was far more ecstatic when her country was able to relax coronavirus restrictions last summer.
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    THE world’s “sexiest athlete” Alica Schmidt has moved into TV after taking a break from her track career. German runner Schmidt, 23, took part in the popular quiz show “Who knows something like that?”.
    Schmidt revealed to her Instagram followers that she’s set to feature on a German quiz showCredit: INSTAGRAM
    The popular quiz show is called ‘Who knows something like that?’Credit: INSTAGRAM
    Schmidt is setting off on a new adventure in TVCredit: INSTAGRAM
    The 23-year-old suffered Tokyo 2021 Olympic heartbreak when she wasn’t selected to represent GermanyCredit: INSTAGRAM
    She missed out on Germany’s final women’s 4x400m relay teamCredit: INSTAGRAM
    Schmidt, who is widely popular for her jaw-dropping good looks and athletic ability, also showed that she is incredibly clever.
    And the world will get to see Schmidt’s broadcast on June 7.
    Schmidt is taking a break from her track career after being snubbed for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
    She missed out on Germany’s final women’s 4x400m relay team.
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    “You all have been so anxious and excited for my debut in the 4×4 relay at the Olympics.
    “After an in practice race simulation I wasn’t able to secure my spot in the line up for the prelims.
    “Im so grateful for all of the love and support that I have been receiving on this journey.
    Schmidt is back in training ahead of the new race seasonCredit: INSTAGRAM
    The German travelled to Tenerife for her campCredit: INSTAGRAM
    Schmidt shows off her stylish dress sense to her millions of Instagram followersCredit: INSTAGRAM
    She also posts the odd bikini pictureCredit: INSTAGRAM
    Schmidt is dubbed the ‘sexiest athlete’Credit: INSTAGRAM
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    “Now I can’t wait to cheer on my girls today and hope that we can make it into the olympic final!
    “I couldn’t be more thankful for all the experiences I have already made during my time in Tokyo.
    “I’ve been able to learn so many things and can’t wait where my athletic career will take me in the upcoming years
    “I can’t thank every single one of you enough for your incredible support. Take care.”
    But like any top athlete, Schmidt got straight back to work ahead of the new race season.
    Schmidt travelled to sunny Tenerife for her training camp.
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    Who is Ellis Cross? Club runner who beat Olympic champion Mo Farah

    SIR MO FARAH suffered an embarrassing defeat to club runner Ellis Cross on his return to competitive action since failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The long-distance icon participated in the men’s Vitality London 10,000m.
    Ellis Cross pulled off a surprising victory over four-time Olympic champion Mo FarahCredit: Getty
    Mo Farah’s came four second behind Ellis Cross is one of the biggest sporting upsetsCredit: PA
    Where Farah’s time of 28 minutes and 44 seconds – one minute outside of his best on the road, could only see him finish second behind Cross.
    Find out more on Ellis Cross here…
    Who is Ellis Cross?
    Born on September 22, 1996, Ellis Cross represents Aldershot, Farnham & District.
    Cross, 26, has been involved in a number of long distance championship events but has never qualified for the big leagues.
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    The young brit’s biggest achievement came during a 10,000 metres run at the London European Cup where Cross finished in 18th place.
    However, on May 2, 2022, the long-distance runner defeated four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah in a 10,000m race at the men’s Vitality.
    An event where Cross paid £37 entry fee and took the train to the start line having been denied in the elite field.
    Ellis’ response to the win was: “I’ve beaten somebody who is an idol.
    “He’s known throughout the world and I’ve just beaten him over prime distance.
    “I follow didn’t quite follow the script, but to pull it off and win it, I’m delighted.
    “No one knows who I am, I’m just a club runner. I don’t even have my name on my bib.”
    What has been said by Mo Farah?
    Mo Farah has repeatedly hinted that he would like to represent Team GB one last time before retirement.
    And the four-time Olympic champion might have the opportunity to do so with the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships.
    However, this humiliating loss to Ellis Cross has put huge doubts on whether the CBE will be able to qualify.
    Farah said: “It’s a tough one.
    “It’s your body. Your body has to be ready. You have to be ready to compete with these guys.
    “Today was a tough day. Ellis did really well to beat me. But you have to see where you are. That’s where I am now.
    “You’ve got to take it race by race and let the body see what you can do. I’m not young.”

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    Mo Farah’s athletics career all-but over after being beaten in 10k by part-time runner who PAID £37 to race against him

    MO FARAH’S athletics career appeared to have been ended today – by a club runner who PAID to race against him.Ellis Cross, 25, who works part-time in an athletics shop in Teddington, stunned Farah and the crowd at the Vitality London 10,000m in front of Buckingham Palace.
    Mo Farah admitted his track career is over after defeat to a club runnerCredit: Getty
    Amateur runner Ellis Cross (centre) won the race in a time of 28 minutes 40 secondsCredit: Getty
    Cross had to pay £37 to take part in the race after being denied elite entryCredit: Getty
    Cross ran away from Farah with his final kick to win by 10m in 28minutes 40seconds.
    It left the four-time Olympic gold medal winner and six-time world champion, 39, conceding his elite track career IS over.
    Farah said: “When I line up I’ve got to be the best athlete I can be and I have to believe I can win.
    “Today, where I am, it looked like there’s a lot more work that needs to be done.
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    “I’m just being honest with you guys. In terms of track, that’s it, I think.
    “There’s a potential of going to the Commonweath Games in Birmingham or the Europeans this summer.
    “But with the World Championships, because I’ve been there and done it, unless I can compete with the guys and be competitive, you’ve got to kind of be honest and make that decision.
    “At the minute I think I’ve got a lot of work to get back into it and race again and be in decent shape.”
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    ‘The next Usain Bolt is here!’ – Watch Erriyon Knighton, 18, shatter Olympic legend’s junior 200m record

    ERRIYON KNIGHTON has been hailed as the “next Usain Bolt” after smashing the Jamaican’s junior 200m record. The American sprinter is being tipped for big things after a race that also saw him register the fourth fastest overall time over 200m in HISTORY.
    Knighton’s stunning performance has got fans excited he’s the real dealCredit: Getty
    Even Olympic legend Bolt never ran the 200m as quick at the age of 18Credit: PA
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    Knighton is only 18, leaving pundits and fans excited for his future.
    Even Olympic legend Usain Bolt only breached the 19.5 mark at the age of 21, leaving Knighton in a league of his own at his age.
    His time also saw him put in one of the fastest sprints of all time over £200m.
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    Fans were quick to take to Twitter and compare Knighton to the world’s fastest man Bolt, who repeatedly smashed sprint records on the biggest of stages.
    One wrote: “The next Usain Bolt is here! 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton just ran the 4th fastest 200 meters in history, which would have been the world record until 1996!
    “He’s only behind Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Michael Johnson on the all-time lists now.”
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    Another tweeter wrote: “This is the biggest sports story of the day by far. This precocious athlete is soooo exciting! 4th in Tokyo 200m at [18]! Barring terrible misfortune he will be a complete superstar.”
    Another track supporter said: “18-year-old Erriyon Knighton just beat Usain Bolt’s U18 world record by almost a full HALF SECOND! 19.49 to 19.93 for Bolt. How fast WILL he run???” More

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    ‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt sends fans wild in bikini on beach in Bali before starting training camp

    ATHLETICS star Alica Schmidt wowed her fans with some glamourous beach snaps from a holiday in Bali.The German runner, 23, posted a throwback photo from a previous trip to Bali ahead of starting her training camp.
    Alica Schmidt is back on the track in a training camp in TenerifeCredit: Instagram / @alicasmd / Puma
    The runner often shares bikini snaps on InstagramCredit: Refer to Caption
    The German is known as the ‘World’s sexiest athlete’Credit: Instagram / @alicasmd
    Schmidt wowed her 2.8million Instagram followers with her throwback photo from Bali
    Schmidt’s Instagram stories over the past 24 hours are full of clips showing her on the track and in the gym trying to build her speed.
    She is keen to improve after her heartbreak of missing out on Germany’s final women’s 4x400m relay team for the Tokyo Olympics.
    And Schmidt was excited to be back in training ahead of the start of the racing season.
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    DALEY THOMPSON is backing Keely Hodgkinson to become a “complete world beater” ahead of a golden summer of athletics.Leigh athlete Hodgkinson, 20, made headline news last summer when she won an Olympic 800m silver medal at the Tokyo Games.
    Keely Hodgkinson won 800m Olympic silver last year at the Tokyo GamesCredit: AP
    The Leigh athlete could run at three major events this summer – at world, Commonwealth and European levelCredit: Getty
    In a few months’ time, she has the opportunity to win medals at world, Commonwealth and European level – all within the space of five spectacular weeks.
    Hodgkinson has the speed in her legs and the right personality and charisma to become a nationwide hero in the coming years.
    Thompson, the two-time Olympic decathlon champion, knows top talent when he sees one and he said: “The ladies are taking over, which is a great thing, and starting to win things.
    “Keely is tremendous. She has had the most incredible year or 18 months.
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    “Providing she can handle the pressure over the next couple of years, she is going to turn out to be a complete world beater. She will be fabulous.
    “You know what – it does help not being a real shrinking violet. I believe it does help to have a bit of faith in yourself.
    “Keely has got to go in there every day thinking that she has got to prove herself.
    Daley Thompson is a British sporting legend after winning two decathlon Olympic gold medalsCredit: Rex
    Thompson, now 63, works with Laureus and supports their community projectsCredit: PA:Press Association
    Laureus Academy Member & Olympic legend @Daley_thompson is calling on the sporting community to get active & raise funds for Laureus’ Sport for Peace Humanitarian Action Fund Help raise funds to support those impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine#Sport4Peace #IDSDP— Laureus (@LaureusSport) April 6, 2022

    “Honestly once you get to the top and start thinking you have made it, you are actually on the start of the slippery slope on the way down.
    “She does have to be tough. Because nobody gives away those medals.
    “Everyone wants them really badly. They are all training just as hard as you are – or trying to. Yeah, you do have to be a bit selfish.”
    Today represents 100 days to go until the start of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the biggest UK sport event since the Covid pandemic.
    Humorous Thompson jokes that he would have signed up willingly for all three events if he was still competing in the British squad.
    The 63-year-old said: “I’d have enjoyed the challenge of going to those three major championships, which would have been a total of 30 events!
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    Thompson was speaking at the launch of the award nominees for the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards.
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    Brits Sky Brown (skateboarding), Mark Cavendish (cycling) and Tom Daley (diving) will battle out with Simone Biles (gymnastics) for the Laureus Comeback of the Year category.
    For more details please visit www.laureus.com/World-Sports-Awards/2022. More