Long-jump world champion Greg Rutherford has pulled out of the World Indoor Championships as he continues his recovery from a chest infection and minor hamstring problem. Justin Ellis Raiders Jersey . The Olympic gold medalist will not travel to Portland for the Championships, which take place between March 17-20, with the Rio Olympics this summer his main focus for the year.It is the latest blow to Rutherfords Rio preparations after he was forced to miss last months British Indoor Championships and Glasgow Grand Prix. He had started the year in encouraging form after jumping 8.26m in Albuquerque to lie second in the world rankings. Rutherford will not travel to the World Indoor Championships British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said: Greg is really disappointed not to be able to compete in Portland, but his body reacted harder than expected to this weeks training.Defending the Olympic title is obviously Gregs main focus for 2016, so he has sensibly decided not to take any risks and to end his indoor season here.This will allow him the opportunity to concentrate on being in the best shape possible going into the outdoor season and ultimately Rio. Lewis: Athletics is dying Carl Lewis says the standard of competition in the event is at an all-time low GB team for World Indoor Championships in Portland, March 17-20:Men60m - James Dasaolu, Andrew Robertson1500m - Charlie Grice, Chris OHare3,000m - Lee Emanuel, Tom Farrell60m hurdles - Lawrence ClarkeHigh jump - Chris Baker, Robbie GrabarzLong jump - Dan Bramble, Women60m - Dina Asher-Smith, Asha Philip800m - Lynsey Sharp, Adelle Tracey3,000m - Josephine Moultrie, Steph Twell60m hurdles - Tiffany Porter, Serita SolomonHigh jump - Isobel PooleyLong jump - Shara Proctor, Lorraine UgenPentathlon - Morgan Lake Also See: Lewis: Athletics is dying Russian response irks Radcliffe Denarius Moore Raiders Jersey . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. D.J. Hayden Raiders Jersey . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. http://www.shoptheraidersonline.com/Customized/
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