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(From The Journal)
Byline: Steve Brown
FOR someone who claims to be "c**p at selling myself", Chris Tomlinson is proving himself wrong.
"I'm not pulling any punches," said the Middlesbrough-born long jumper, set to compete at the Aviva British Grand Prix at Gateshead a week on Saturday, when he expects to form part of the "best crop of athletes" the venue has hosted in a decade.
"I'm just saying I want to be the best and I believe I can be.
"I said I want to go to 2012, I said that I want to win 2012 and it's about how I actually get from being an 8.29m jumper to generating 8.50m so I can go to competitions and win.
"I'm 28 now. …