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UK Indoor Championships: Jeremiah Azzo wins gold on Dwayne Chambers' 'Dream' day

UK Indoor Championships: Jeremiah Azzo wins gold on Dwayne Chambers' 'Dream' day

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Jeremiah Adu qualified for the World Indoor Championships by reaching the final

Jeremiah Azo won 60m gold at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham to claim his first indoor title.

The 22-year-old clocked 6.60 seconds in the final to qualify for the World Indoor Championships scheduled in Glasgow in March.

Molly Cowdrey jumped a personal best, championship record and world highest height of 4.85m to win the pole vault gold.

Dwayne Chambers, who won 60m gold in 2010, came last in the semi-finals – but the 45-year-old was only too happy to be competing against runners half his age.

“Today the dream came true, and the applause from the audience was amazing,” Chambers told BBC Sport.

“The reception from the athletes downstairs has been better. It's a great feeling to still be in a position to do this at 45 years old.”

It was Chambers He was suspended for doping in 2004. Which saw him miss the Athens Olympics, and UK Athletics interim coach Paula Dunn has not ruled out using Chambers as an advisor to his team.

Chambers added: “I want to be able to contribute in any way I can and I would never turn down this opportunity. It's a case of a conversation to be had when time allows.”

“It's not anyone else's responsibility but me. Yes, I was young, but at the same time, I had a decision or choice to make and I chose to look at what other people were doing, and spend a little time looking at what I could do.” Improves.

“As a result, I chose to follow the crowd and that was costly to me. With the way things were going with others, and their self-doubt, I chose to use what I went through as an example to review myself first and then make a decision.”

Codrey's jump of 4.85 meters – the best in the world this season – was enough for a silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

“To know that kind of height could get me a medal at the Olympics just blows my mind,” she said.

“It's very exciting for the future and what it can bring.”

Amy Hunt won gold in the women's 60m with a time of 7.26 seconds, although she wasn't entirely happy with her performance.

“I had a questionable start, I don't want to be negative, but it was rubbish,” she said.

“I had to believe in myself and know that I had the ability to get through the last 30 metres.

“The jigsaw pieces are there, all I have to do is put them together and create the picture.”

The first gold medal at the championships – which will serve as trials for next month's world indoor championships in Glasgow – went to Owen Hurd, who cleared 5.25m to win the men's pole vault title.

Elsewhere, Tade Ogura, British 110m hurdles champion for the past three years, claimed his maiden indoor title with a time of 7.62 seconds to win the men's 60m hurdles.

Cindy Semper won her third British title in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.99 seconds.

Archie Yeo jumped a personal indoor best of 15.55m to win gold in the men's triple jump, while Jade O'Dowda also jumped a personal best of 6.19m to win the women's long jump.

In the 60m Para, Kevin Santos ran a personal best of seven seconds to win the men's gold medal, while Welshman Olivia Breen beat Madeleine to win the women's title by just 0.02 seconds in a time of 8.24 seconds.

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