Sharp stays positive in face of injury

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Lynsey Sharp has had hopes of adding a world title to her European 800 metres gold dashed.

The Edinburgh AC athlete has had to reluctantly pull out of this weekend’s AAAs/World Championship Trials in Birmingham with an ankle injury which means also forfeiting an early crack at more major 

However, the Scot does intend to return to the track before the end of the season. “It’s very frustrating to miss out on the trials and to defend my British title” said Sharp. “There’s not a lot I can do about it so my attitude is to take it on the chin and move on.

“I’d rather it was this year than last year or next.

“Winning the AAAs in 2012 was the start of a spell which saw me become European champion and compete at the Olympic Games and next year I will have that European title to defend as well as hopefully taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

“I know how the injury happened and I’m sure it won’t happen again. The positive side of my training is that, although my schedule has been disrupted considerably I’ve stuck to a rigorous regime. That means I’m in a far better state to get back to race fitness than I would have been if I had let things go.”

Her target is now one or more World Challenge meetings.