Mark English: Irish 800m star ruled out of World Indoor Championships

Mark English
Mark English won a silver medal at last year's European Indoor Championships

Letterkenny athlete Mark English has been forced to pull out of next weekend's World Indoor Championships because of injury.

The Irish 800m star has suffered a twisted ankle which will prevent him from travelling to Portland.

English, 22, won a European indoor silver medal last year after clinching a European outdoor bronze in 2014.

The UCD medical student's target for 2016 is likely to be securing a place in the 800m final at the Rio Olympics.

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