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Denise Lewis excited by upcoming English sprinters

Denise Lewis tells Sports Mole that she is excited about the futures of England's young sprinters such as Adam Gemili, Jodie Williams, Bianca Williams and Asha Philip.

Former heptathlete Denise Lewis has expressed her belief that English sprinting is in for an exciting future with the young talent coming through.

Adam Gemili and Jodie Williams both picked up their first senior medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before going on to experience even greater success at the European Championships in Zurich.

The likes of Bianca Williams and Asha Philip were also amongst the medals at this early stage in their respective careers, and Lewis is confident that the future is bright for the country's sprinters.

"I think the results were fantastic at the Commonwealth Games and at the Europeans, we just need to see how they translate with another winter behind them and how they take that on to Beijing next year for the World Championships," she told Sports Mole.

"But here and now, I think it does bode well for the future. The sprints - Jodie Williams, Bianca Williams, Asha Philip - they really excite me. They look so within themselves running sub 23s, 22.5s, 22.4s.

"They can only get better. They're still young, they're still developing, so it's very encouraging."

Click here to read Sports Mole's full interview with former Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis.

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