World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022: British champion Ben Higgins to fly flag for Sheffield

Sheffield sprinter Ben Higgins could represent Great Britain at the World Indoor Championships this weekend.

Loughborough-based Higgins is a member of City of Sheffield & Dearne Athletic Club and won gold in the men’s 400m at the British Athletics Indoor Championships last month.

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British indoor 400m champion Ben Higgins. Photo courtesy of James Rhodes - @jrhodesathletics on Instagram.

The competition gets under way on Friday, with the relay heats scheduled for Sunday morning and the final later in the evening.

Higgins, who is originally from Rutland in Leicestershire, joined Sheffield & Dearne three years ago to compete at a higher standard.

The club is a member of the National Athletics League Premier Division – the top tier of competition in the UK.

Meanwhile, there were silver medals for Sheffield pair Ruben Stovell (under-15 boys) and Millie Hardy (under-17 girls) at the England Athletics Combined Events Indoor Championships at the EIS in Sheffield last weekend.