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Greg Rutherford inducted into England Athletics hall of fame

The England Athletics hall of fame class of 2021 held its celebration was staged on Saturday (23) at the NEC in Birmingham that saw the 2012 Olympic long jump gold medallist’s achievements recognized.

The Hall of Fame included:

Greg Rutherford

won the Olympic gold in 2012; he took Commonwealth gold wearing England colours in Glasgow 2014 and also earned European and world titles during his brilliant career.

Paul Nihill

The European champion and Olympic silver medallist from the 1960s died 10 months ago from coronavirus and was a legendary race walker.

Cherry Alexander

The European Athletics vice president was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2019 for her contribution to athletics.

 Tony Jarrett

World silver medallist in the sprint hurdles in 1993 and 1995; he won Commonwealth titles in 1990 and 1998 and currently coaches the next generation.

Sheila Sherwood

1970 Commonwealth games long jump champion and 1968 Olympic silver medallist. Altogether she competed in three Olympics.

Lloyd Cowan

The former hurdler found his true calling as a coach and guided, among others, Christine Ohuruogu, Andy Turner and his son Dwayne.

Verona Elder

Multiple European indoor 400m champion and also won 400m silver and 4x400m golds at the Commonwealth Games.

Jason Gardener

Won the world indoor 60m title in 2004, four European indoor 60m golds and was part of the Olympic 4x100m winning team in 2004.