Greg Rutherford to miss World Indoor Championships with chest infection

Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford claimed the world outdoor title in 2015
World Indoor Championships
Date: 17-20 March Venue: Portland, USA
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Red Button, BBC Radio, online & the BBC Sport app. Schedule

Olympic and world champion Greg Rutherford will miss the World Indoor Championships as he recovers from a chest infection and hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old Briton will now concentrate on defending his Olympic long jump title in Rio this summer.

"His body reacted harder than expected to this week's training," said British Athletics performance director Neil Black.

The World Indoors take place in Portland, USA, from 17-20 March.

Rutherford also missed last month's Indoor British Championships and the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix with a chest infection and a small muscle tear.

The European and Commonwealth champion, who last month jumped 8.26m in Albuquerque, is second in the world rankings.

Great Britain team for World Indoor Championships

Men:

60m: James Dasaolu, Andrew Robertson

1500m: Charlie Grice, Chris O'Hare

3000m: Lee Emanuel, Tom Farrell

60m hurdles: Lawrence Clarke

High Jump: Chris Baker, Robbie Grabarz

Long Jump: Dan Bramble

Women:

60m: Dina Asher-Smith, Asha Philip

800m: Lynsey Sharp, Adelle Tracey

3000m: Josephine Moultrie, Steph Twell

60m hurdles: Tiffany Porter, Serita Solomon

High Jump: Isobel Pooley

Long Jump: Shara Proctor, Jazmin Sawyers, Lorraine Ugen

Pentathlon: Morgan Lake

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