Greg Rutherford to miss World Indoor Championships with chest infection
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|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
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
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