23rd December 2009

Medal Trio Grace Grand Prix


02 January 2010

Britain’s three leading ladies will compete at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 20.

World Champion Jessica Ennis will be joined by silver medallist Lisa Dobriskey and bronze medallist Jenny Meadows at the National Indoor Arena.  All three hope their outstanding form from 2009 will continue throughout the indoor season, which climaxes with the World Indoor Championships in Doha.

Dobriskey said: “The Aviva Grand Prix is a world-class event and always an opportunity to test yourself against some world-class athletes which is great competition for us but also exciting for the crowd to see.”

Already confirmed for the Aviva Grand Prix are respective former and current Olympic Champions, Christian Olsson and Kenenisa Bekele.  However, Meadows believes the home crowd will enjoy watching their British World Championship medallists just as much.

She said: “It’s great that Jess, Lisa and I have this opportunity to race in front of our crowd, especially after our success in Berlin.

“I’m really excited about this season and I can’t wait to get out there and just race.  Everything has gone well in my training and I’m just excited to see what I can do out there on the track.  I hope to do well at the Aviva Grand Prix as last year Marilyn (Okoro) beat me.”

Ennis will compete in the 60m hurdles and long jump at the National Indoor Arena.

She said: “I had a fantastic year in 2009 but now my focus is on the coming season and trying to win the World Indoors.  The Aviva Grand Prix is always a great event to be part of as the competition is world-class and the crowd in Glasgow are really into their athletics and a huge support. It will be nice for myself, Lisa and Jenny to run in front of a British crowd.”

Tickets for the Aviva Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 20th February are available by phone on 08000 556 056 or online at www.uka.org.uk