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Whats David Weirs issue?
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:48:46 pm »
David Weir says he will never wear a Great Britain vest again

"British Athletics says it is puzzled by Weir's comments, which came in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

"I have just retired from GB. I will still be at the London Marathon this year," wrote Weir.

A six-time world champion, he said he felt like he had been "stabbed in the back" after he crashed out of the marathon in Rio, his last ever Paralympic event.

The BBC has attempted to contact him for comment."

Re: Whats David Weirs issue?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 01:41:42 am »
Has he had funding withdrawn?

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Re: Whats David Weirs issue?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 10:01:47 am »
Has he had funding withdrawn?
Google suggests that:
- he was off funding a few years back;
- Rio was his last Olympics, and he wanted to "retire" at London 2017;
- he planned to go into managing a Paralympic team.

(that is a bad précis of this:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:7H-T_UnHC48J:www.standard.co.uk/sport/david-weir-wants-to-bring-on-the-next-generation-after-his-paralympic-career-ends-on-sour-note-a3348261.html+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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Re: Whats David Weirs issue?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 10:11:13 am »
he does tend to come across as a right coq...

Re: Whats David Weirs issue?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 12:29:51 pm »
Thanks - Its still not very clear from that article.
He mentioned the training facilities and preparations for Rio were crap*
But he said he's been stabbed in the back by some British athletics figure, who he wont name or the reason.

*GB came 2nd in medal table at Rio paralympics