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World Indoor Championships: Greg Rutherford withdraws from Birmingham event

World Indoor Championships: Greg Rutherford withdraws from Birmingham event

British long jumper Greg Rutherford has withdrawn from the World Indoor Championships which start in Birmingham on Friday.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist won the British indoor title in Birmingham last week and also competed at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Sunday.

However, the 31-year-old now wants to regain full fitness before the European Championships in Berlin in August.

“It has not been an easy decision,” said Rutherford.

More to follow.

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