Jade Nicholls has turned up her late winter-break competitive spell a couple of gears as she spun out a promising last-gasp 58.97m in a first-ever indoor appearance at the relatively known for this purpose throwing meeting in Vaxjo, Sweden, on Saturday.

Britain’s arguable top female discus thrower opened up with 55.23m, a considerable improvement on her outdoor debut of 52.52m at Loughborough, but had to wait until late in the competition to click into higher gear after three fouls and a fifth-round 53.53m – but all is well that ends well according to great Shakespeare.

Apart from an apparent UK best indoors, the good news is that her winning mark also appears to be the farthest ever thrown worldwide in an indoor environment, which would be a very welcome boost and set-out to her Olympic journey.

Prior to the meeting, the best known performance was German Sabine Rumpf‘s 57.95m at the same venue last year by all available accounts to back up this claim nicely.

Nicholls went over the 60m line for the first time ever with a PB of 60.76m at Hendon last summer but was not selected for Daegu subsequently, yet she will be looking to add to this into the Olympic A qualifying territory and secure a spot on the British team for London this time round.

Currently on a training spell in Sweden, Daegu finalist Brett Morse was also out competing to an opener of 59.14m (SB) for fifth while Chris Scott was a place behind at an indoor best of 58.13m in the men’s edition well behind convincing winner Benn Harradine (AUS), who had five efforts over 61m peaking at 64.12m.

David Coleman took the B competition at an indoor best of 51.88m and Ryan Spencer-Jones put 17.13m for fifth in the men’s shot.

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