Olympian Lawrence Okoye set for discus comeback in London

Lawrence Okoye
Okoye finished 12th in the 2012 Olympics Discus final
Anniversary Games, London Stadium
Dates: 20-21 July
Coverage: Saturday- 13:15-16:30 BST, BBC One & Games forum, BBC Red Button, 16:25-17:00 BST; Sunday- 13:20-16:00 BST, BBC One & Games forum, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online, 15:55-16:30 BST. Plus watch online with text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Briton Lawrence Okoye is set to make a discus comeback seven years after he quit the sport for an NFL career.

The British record holder, 27, took up American football in 2012 shortly after a disappointing 12th place finish in the London 2012 Olympics.

Okoye joined the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in 2014 but failed to make an NFL appearance.

He will compete alongside fellow Brit Gregory Thompson in the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Okoye still holds the British discus record of 68.24m, a mark he set at the Hallesche Werfertage meeting in May 2012.

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