Search

Ugen leads by example for Great Britain with long jump win at Athletics World Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 July 2018

Great Britain's Lorraine Ugen celebrates winning the women's long jump at the Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

Great Britain's Lorraine Ugen celebrates winning the women's long jump at the Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Thames Valley Harriers member helped hosts come third overall

Great Britain's 4x400m relay squad included Newham & Essex Beagles Finette Agyapong (second from right) and Thames Valley Harriers Zoey Clark (far right) at the Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium (pic Mark Kerton/PA)Great Britain's 4x400m relay squad included Newham & Essex Beagles Finette Agyapong (second from right) and Thames Valley Harriers Zoey Clark (far right) at the Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

Thames Valley Harriers athlete Lorraine Ugen produced a captain’s performance to win the women’s long jump at the inaugural Athletics World Cup.

Ugen was named team captain of the Great Britain squad for the event, which took place at the London Stadium in Stratford last weekend.

The 26-year-old won her individual event with a leap of 6.86m, finishing 38cm clear of the USA’s Quanesha Burks who came second, to help her country come third overall.

The display continued Ugen’s fine form this summer, having jumped a world-leading 7.05m at the British Championships earlier this month, and the Harrier is pleased with her current level of performance.

“Even just getting over 6.70m, 6.80m and being consistent with that is something that I’ve really been working on,” she told Athletics Weekly.

“I’m happy to be able to keep putting lots of those kind of jumps out.”

The Athletics World Cup win will hand Ugen a timely boost as she continues to prepare for the European Championships in Berlin next month.

And the 26-year-old believes she has every chance of competing for a place on the podium in the German capital.

She added: “I’m feeling confident going into the Europeans.

“Hopefully I can keep bundling in the training, keep on going hard and getting in consistent jumps. If I can do that, I definitely think that a medal is on the cards.”

At the Athletics World Cup, Ugen was the captain of the Great Britain team and the Harrier was delighted to have the experience.

“For me, the competition was great fun and a great opportunity to be relaxed and enjoy the night.

“The crowd were fantastic and it was nice to see so many friendly faces in the crowd. “I really enjoyed being captain. The team embraced me as captain and I tried to inspire them to get maximum points.”

Club colleague Zoey Clark was in action at the London Stadium over the weekend, help GB to fifth in the women’s 4x400m relay.

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Yesterday, 16:00

Teenager in squad alongside some of country’s brightest talents

Yesterday, 12:00

Round four to take place in London in December

Yesterday, 15:37

Wembley Stadium is no longer for sale after billionaire Fulham FC owner deemed the move “too divisive”.

Yesterday, 12:15

Library campaigners in Cricklewood got a big surprise and welcome boost with a charitable windfall of more than £100,000.

Yesterday, 10:48

A Harlesden-based business that sold a 16cm boning knife to a 15-year-old customer has been fined more than £1,700.

Yesterday, 10:15

The parents of two murdered teenage boys have got behind a new campaign by Brent Council urging youths not to carry knives.

Yesterday, 10:00

CSS League Challenge Cup first round: Metropolitan Police 1 (Gilbert 71) Hendon 0

Yesterday, 09:33

A couple who suffered a brutal homophobic attack at their hostel in Wembley have accused Brent Council of putting their lives in danger by not rehousing them.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now