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UP-WARD BOUND

SIX-FOOTER ABBY WARD HAS ALREADY JUMPED OVER HER OWN HEIGHT, BUT SHE HAS SET HER TARGETS EVEN HIGHER, WRITES EMILY MOSS
Abby Ward: all eyes on Rio for fast-improving teenager
MARK SHEARMAN

HAVING already improved her PB by nine centimetres to 1.89m indoors earlier this year, 17-year-old Abby Ward is not ruling out selection for the Rio Olympics this summer.

The talented Wakefield athlete knows she will have to improve her best by another five centimetres in the coming months to achieve her aim. However, judging by her improvement already this year, which saw her claim bronze at the Indoor British Championships for seniors, win the England Athletics under-20 indoor title and go to second on the UK junior indoor all-time list, you would not want to bet against her.

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