Farah, Meadows, Clitheroe and Chambers may not be part of European Championships

Last Updated: 17/02/13 1:31pm

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Dwain Chambers: Will know on Tuesday if he has been selected for the Gothenburg event

Dwain Chambers: Will know on Tuesday if he has been selected for the Gothenburg event

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British Athletics look set to take a depleted team to the European Championships next month as a number of high profile athletes may opt out of the indoor event.

Britain won eight medals at the 2011 championships in Paris, with Mo Farah and Helen Clitheroe claiming gold over the 3,000m, Jenny Meadows belatedly awarded the 800m title following a doping scandal, and Dwain Chambers taking silver in the 60m.

However, this year's Gothenburg event is not on Farah's schedule, with Clitheroe and Meadows undecided on whether they will compete if selected - the team being announced on Tuesday.

After missing the European trials, and finishing a distant fifth in his comeback race in Birmingham on Saturday, Chambers is not certain of selection despite topping the UK rankings.

Meadows was second at the Birmingham Grand Prix, in what was her first race since September 2011, and was inside the qualifying standard with a time of two minutes 2.86 seconds.

"If I had run 2:00 I was going to say yes, 2:01 was I could do it or not, 2:02 was a definite no, but the way the race went and how badly I dealt with it, makes me feel like I should give it a shot," said Meadows, who missed the entire 2012 season through injury.

"But I never want to go to a championships if I don't think I can win a medal so it's difficult. I'm tempted to but there are reasons for me not as well. I will see what Trevor (Painter, her husband and coach) says and decide in the next 24 hours I guess."

Clitheroe also ran the qualifying time in winning the 3,000m at the National Indoor Arena, but the 39-year-old said: "Training is planned around the marathon. I'll see what my coach says but I'm doing a half marathon next Sunday (in New Orleans with Farah) so now my focus is on that."

Chambers was only fifth in his semi-final of the 60m in 6.81secs and expressed similar sentiments to Meadows.

"I will only want to go if I am 100 per cent," the 34-year-old said. "My only aim is to win a medal. The selectors have to make a calculated call and if I'm not fit then there is no point selecting me."

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