22 FEB 2001 General News Lievin, France

Merry to make surprise appearance in France

Women's 400m Katherine Merry (© Allsport)Women's 400m Katherine Merry (© Allsport) © Copyright

Katharine Merry, Britain's Olympic 400 metres bronze medallist, is to make a surprise appearance over 200 metres in an international indoor meeting in Lievin, northern France, on Sunday.

It had been thought that Merry's indoor season had finished last weekend after beating the British 400m record in Birmingham.

She still maintains that she will not compete in next month's IAAF World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, a spokesman for her management company said.

Merry, coached by Linford Christie, is the British record-holder at 200m indoors, with a best of 22.83sec, set two years ago.