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News03 Mar 2022

Johnson-Thompson, Hodgkinson and Pozzi on British team for World Indoor Championships


Katarina Johnson-Thompson at the 2018 World Indoor Championships (© Getty Images)

World champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson and world indoor champion Andrew Pozzi are among the British athletes announced for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 on 18-20 March.

Reigning world indoor champion Johnson-Thompson and Holly Mills had their invites to compete in the pentathlon accepted, so will line up in Serbia to compete on the first day of the championships.

Hodgkinson will double up in the 800m and 4x400m after breaking the British indoor 800m record with 1:57.20 to move to sixth on the world indoor all-time list at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham last month. She then claimed 400m silver at the British Indoor Championships.

In-form Elliot Giles will also contest the 800m in the Serbian capital, while Pozzi defends his 60m hurdles title. Britain will have three participants in the men's 800m, with Giles having received a wild card entry following his overall World Indoor Tour Gold series win. He will be joined by Guy Learmonth and Charlie Da’Vall Grice.

Two European indoor record-breakers this season – Marc Scott and Ed Faulds – are also included in the team. Scott broke the European indoor 5000m record earlier this year and then won the 3000m at the UK Championships. He will contest the shorter event in Belgrade along with national silver medallist Jamaine Coleman

Faulds, who is one of eight athletes on the team making their senior debuts in Belgrade, broke the continental U20 indoor 400m record at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix with a time of 46.16.

Lorraine Ugen, who claimed long jump bronze at the 2016 edition of the World Indoor Championships, will also be in action in Belgrade.

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British team for Belgrade

60m: Cheyanne Evans-Gray, Daryll Neita
400m: Jessie Knight, Ama Pipi
800m: Keely Hodgkinson, Jenny Selman
1500m: Erin Wallace
3000m: Amy-Eloise Markovc, Amelia Quirk
60m hurdles: Megan Marrs
High jump: Emily Borthwick
Long jump: Jazmin Sawyers, Lorraine Ugen
Shot put: Sophie McKinna, Amelia Strickler
Pentathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Holly Mills
4x400m: Keely Hodgkinson, Yemi Mary John, Jessie Knight, Ama Pipi, Victoria Ohuruogu, Hannah Williams 

60m: Andrew Robertson, Adam Thomas
800m: Elliot Giles, Charlie Da’Vall Grice, Guy Learmonth
1500m: Neil Gourley, George Mills
3000m: Jamaine Coleman, Marc Scott
60m hurdles: David King, Andrew Pozzi
Shot put: Scott Lincoln
4x400m: Alex Haydock-Wilson, Ben Higgins, Samuel Reardon, Thomas Somers, James Williams