09:00AM, Saturday 12 June 2021
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) hammer thrower Taylor Campbell is set to earn his Olympic rings after throwing the qualifying mark for Tokyo in Hungary.
Campbell said he was in ‘absolute shock’ after throwing a new personal best of 78.23m to earn GB Olympic qualification standard.
On twitter he said: “I have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. I’m in absolute shock right now. I have dreamt about this moment so many times since I was a kid.”
He later added: “It’s good to be home after a challenging week with three competitions in three different countries. I learnt a lot from each experience, and it was nice to finish the seven-day tour (to compete in Greece, Sweden and Hungary) on a high with the Olympic standard.”
Former Olympic medallist and javelin British record holder, Goldie Sayers, said: “Huge congrats Taylor. You deserve it. Your continued progression has been great to watch. Long my it continue.”
It comes just a couple of weeks after he threw 76.97m at the Loughborough International meet, moving up to fifth in the all-time British hammer standings in the process.
The race to get as many people vaccinated against coronavirus has ramped up in the Royal Borough and Slough amidst an ongoing rise in cases across the country.