Ranked second in Britain heading into the ladies’s 400m last on Saturday night, Clark might solely handle sixth place with a time of 52.63sec – which means she could must accept a relay spot on the Nice Britain group.
The World Championships, rescheduled from 2020, will probably be going down in Eugene, Oregon, from July 15 to July 24.
Aberdeen sprinter Zoey Clark admitted her possibilities of a person choice at this yr’s World Athletics Championships could have evaporated after sickness contributed to a irritating show on the UK Athletics Championships in Manchester.
Clark is considered one of 4 feminine 400m runners who’ve achieved the qualifying commonplace for the championships. However, after rivals Victoria Ohuruogu and Nicole Yeargin completed first and second respectively on the UK Championships – which additionally acted as trials for the World Championships – it’s seemingly they’re now first in line for a spot within the particular person 400m.
And Clark defined a minor sickness she contracted following two standout performances in Switzerland meant she couldn’t get better in time to be at her greatest for one of many main races of the season.
She stated: “I didn’t have excellent preparation for the British Championships. After I was in Switzerland, I obtained ailing, so the week main as much as (the UK Championships) has been a case of hoping I get higher in sufficient time to run.
“I assumed I used to be virtually there, however I believe I obtained came upon a bit within the 400m. That’s what occurs in sport, and it’s a kind of issues you must cope with.”
Regardless of the setback in Manchester, nonetheless, Clark is in no temper to let her season unravel.
With two main worldwide championships following subsequent month’s World Championships, Clark is keen to compete within the particular person 400m at each the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, and the European Championships in Munich.
She stated: “There’s a lot happening (this season), so it’s not as if we had one alternative for one occasion this yr and that’s that.
“There are three main internationals taking place, so there’s so much to purpose for and so much to work in direction of. We’ve had a little bit of a hiccup, however there’s nonetheless so much we are able to do for this yr.
“You do want time to course of (the poor outcome). Final yr was disappointing for me, however a number of good nonetheless got here from it – I nonetheless managed to make an Olympic group and salvage the season.
“I do know there’s nonetheless so much to be gained from this season and I must use that to drive my focus these subsequent couple of weeks.”
Alisha Rees made a welcome return to kind in Manchester’s blustery circumstances to make the ultimate of the ladies’s 100m.
The Loughborough-based sprinter, who grew up in Torphins, Aberdeenshire, ran 11.32sec in Friday’s warmth, earlier than clocking 11.29sec within the semi and 11.34sec within the last, the place she completed seventh.