Olympic bronze medallist Tasha Danvers has set her sights on competing for England in Delhi at what would be her fourth Commonwealth Games.
Danvers won silver in the 400m hurdles at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. After her 2009 season was frustrated by injury, she is aiming to be back to her best in time for Delhi. The 32-year-old will miss the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona.
“Following a frustrating 2009 affected by injury, I am determined to get back to my best but that has to be done with a focus on what's best to achieve longer term goals and that means missing the European Champs,” she said.
“London 2012 is a massive motivation for me and I’m certainly not done yet! I have been through a lot of changes over the last 18 months, now I’m back in London which is my home town.
“I have decided that unfortunately the European Championships just come too early for me, so I’m aiming for the Commonwealths and will be back racing soon.”
Danvers reached the final of the 400m hurdles at all three of her Commonwealth Games to date, finishing fifth in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, seventh in Manchester in 2002 and than taking silver in Melbourne four years ago.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games take place in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. They will feature 17 sports - archery, aquatics (swimming, synchronised swimming & diving), athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby 7s, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling. With the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Commonwealth Games England is entering a breath-taking four years of sport.
Commonwealth Games England (GCE) is the organisation responsible for selecting and organising England's team at the Commonwealth Games. England finished second to Australia on the medal table at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games with 36 golds, 40 silvers and 34 bronzes.
Sport England is responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport system of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers. Their focus is growing and sustaining the numbers of people taking part in sport and improving talent development to help more people excel.
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