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Long jumper Chris Tomlinson is taking a leap into the unknown this year - and not just at the Olympics.
The British record holder is aiming for a first medal at the Games this summer but he's also gearing up for the challenge of the birth of his first child. It means a busy year for the Newham & Essex Beagles athlete.
Newham & Essex Beagle's Chris Tomlinson endured the agony of failure and injury this afternoon as he finished 11th in the World Athletics Championships long jump final.
Tomlinson was hampered by a knee injury and failed to make it through to the second round of the competition in Daegu after producing a best jump of 7.87m.
Tower Hamlets athlete Perri Shakes Drayton missed qualification for the 400m hurdles final by just one hundredth of a second at the World Athletics Championships.
Shakes Drayton clocked 55.07 seconds in finishing third in her semi-final this morning, only to be pipped as a fastest loser by Ukrainian Anastasya Rabchenyuk, who ran 55.06 secs.
Britain's elite athletes head off to South Korea later this month for the last major competition before next year's Olympic Games.
Among the East London athletes competing is new British long jump record holder Chris Tomlinson. He set a new British mark of 8.35m last month, and the Newham & Essex Beagles star feels he is in the form of his life.
Chris Tomlinson is Britain's best long-jumper but he knows he will have to be at his absolute peak to be in with a chance of winning a medal at the World Championships later this month.
The Newham & Essex Beagles athlete holds the British record holder at 8.29m and he will have to leap close to that to be in with a shout in Berlin.