PARIS (FRA): Qualification standards in men events are 230, 575, 805, 16.95 and 20.10. In women ones 194, 455, 660, 14.10 and 17.90. Men´s high jump and pole vault are the same as in 2009, women high jump, pole vault, triple jump and shot put are lower than two years ago. Remaining men´s long jump, triple jump and shot are tougher than in Torino.
LONDON (GBR): Sky Sports writes that having finally achieved a career goal of winning the English national cross-country title, Steve Vernon is targeting Olympic success in a new event. "I'm looking towards a marathon later this year and would be stupid not to have a go for 2012," explained Vernon on his ambition to make the GB Olympic squad for London next summer.
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