Athletics: Rare indoor appearance for Lynsey Sharp

LYNSEY Sharp is set to run indoors for the first time in five years on Saturday at the British International Match in Glasgow.

The European 800 metres silver medallist has been called into the Great Britain team for the season opener at the Emirates Arena. Sharp returns from Kenya today after spending three weeks at the UK Athletics endurance camp in Iten, alongside fellow Scot Eilish McColgan.

High jumper Allan Smith has become the third Scottish 
athlete to earn a place in the Commonwealth squad for the Glasgow meeting. The 20-year-old, who set a new native record of 2.22 metres last week, will take on Olympic medallist 
Robbie Grabarz.

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“It will be the biggest event I have ever been involved in, my first senior international,” Smith said. “You are talking about 
people I have been used to watching compete on the television – some of them at the Olympics. But you can’t be an athlete and just watch on the telly. At some point you have to get it into your mind that you are competing with these people and that’s one aspect I’ve been working on with my coach.”