World Championships 2017: Richard Bowker sees 'fantastic crop' of GB talent

From BBC - August 13, 2017

British athletics is in a "good place" with a "fantastic crop of talent", the new UK Athletics chair Richard Bowker told BBC Sport.

GB had a target of six to eight medals for the World Championships in London.

They brought their total up to six on Sunday, including a gold and silver from double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who is retiring this summer.

"I have always felt that this was a transitional phase," said Bowker, who will succeed Ed Warner later this year.

"The real issue is have we got the underlying talent to take us into the next great age of British athletics? I think what people have seen this week is that we absolutely have.

"We have got a fantastically rich crop of young talent. We feel we are in a good place."

As well as Farah's gold in the 10,000m and silver in the 5,000m, Britain collected gold in the men's and silver in the women's 4x100m relays, and silver and bronze in the women's and men's 4x400m relays.

But the team have also had to settle for five fourth-place finishes at the London Stadium.


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