News20 Apr 2015

European champions feature on British team for IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015


Britain's Martyn Rooney in the 4x400m at the IAAF World Relays, Bahamas 2014 (© Getty Images)

British Athletics today named men’s and women’s teams for both the 4x100m and 4x400m to compete at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 on 2-3 May.

Many of the athletes who won relay gold medals at last year’s European Championships feature on the team, including world indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty. Also on the 4x100m team are James Ellington and Danny Talbot, who both won European 4x100m gold and were part of Britain’s third-placed team at last year’s World Relays.

Ashleigh Nelson, Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip – who formed three quarters of the team that broke the national record last year – will be joined in the 4x100m by European 200m silver medallist Jodie Williams and Commonwealth 200m bronze medallist Bianca Williams.

European 400m champion Martyn Rooney leads the men’s 4x400m team, alongside fellow European relay gold medallist Conrad Williams and 400m hurdles specialist Jack Green.

Eilidh Child, the European 400m hurdles champion, will feature in the women’s 4x400m alongside European indoor 400m bronze medallist Seren Bundy-Davies.

“We are looking to build on our relay success from 2014 and this competition will once again provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams for the 2015 World Championships and beyond,” said British Athletics performance director Neil Black. “It is also a gateway to qualify for Rio 2016.

“It will also give us a chance to look at the depth of the squads as a number of athletes have not been available for selection. I’m looking forward to see how some of the athletes take this opportunity on the world stage. I’m sure the team will rise to the occasion in the wonderful Caribbean setting of The Bahamas.”

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British team for Bahamas 2015

Roy Ejiakuekwu, James Ellington, Richard Kilty, Andy Robertson, Sean Safo-Antwi, Danny Talbot
4x400m: George Caddick, Jack Green, Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams, Delano Williams, Rabah Yousif

Margaret Adeoye, Ashleigh Nelson, Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip, Bianca Williams, Jodie Williams
4x400m: Margaret Adeoye, Seren Bundy-Davies, Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Kelly Massey, Anyika Onuora