Derval out of World Indoors

Derval has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar due to a hamstring injury.

The former World Indoor Champion has had a turbulent lead up to these championships, with a calf injury forcing her to miss weeks of pre-season training, followed by a bout of sickness which forced her out of the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham last weekend.

Her form had been steadily improving this season, culminating in a seasonal best of 8.00 seconds in Norway last week. This will be a huge disappointment for her, but we know she will bounce back as she now turns her attentions to the upcoming outdoor season, and the European Championships, which will be held in Barcelona this summer.