Are London 2017 World Championships the end of an era for athletics in Britain?
I have to ask the question, WHY? Why couldn’t this headline have said.
‘Athletic stars leave a legacy to motivate and inspire.’
‘Retiring champions leave door open for young athletic stars.’
Why do we have to suffer negative headlines in the media? The world championships haven’t started yet and here’s a headline that says oh deary me it’s all over now.
In Britain we have plenty of rising and established stars . Many I am sure have been motivated by the excellence of not just British athletes but athletes from all over the world. Laura Muir, Katrina Thompson-Johnson, Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Gemili, Asher Philip are but just a few.
I could write another ten thousand words if I included rising and established stars of the rest of the world, but maybe you could suggest some in the comment box?
I will pay homage to Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa, Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium and Kendra Harrison of the USA. These are phenomenal athletes with a bright future who deserve much better than the headline above.
So come on you media, cup half empty, journalists lets get jiggy with it 🙂