News28 Jun 2018

Great Britain announces squad of 40 for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018


Niamh Emerson in the heptathlon 800m (© Getty Images)

National U20 record-holders Molly Caudery and Jake Norris head the 40-strong British team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 from 10-15 July.

Caudery twice broke the British U20 pole vault record in Mannheim last weekend, vaulting 4.45m and 4.53m on her way to victory, moving her to outright second place on the 2018 outdoor world junior list.

Norris, who is second on the 2018 world U20 list in the hammer, backed up his record-breaking 80.45m throw in Bedford at the England U20/U23 Championships with another 80m-plus throw in Mannheim, recording 80.28m to take victory.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth heptathlon bronze medallist Niamh Emerson will be looking to add another medal to her tally on the world stage.

Fellow Commonwealth Games star Alastair Chalmers set another 400m hurdles personal best at the weekend of 50.52 in his native Guernsey, while fellow 400m hurdler Alex Knibbs set a huge personal best of his own, clocking 50.57 in Mannheim.

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British team for Tampere

Dom Ashwell, Chad Miller
200m: Charlie Dobson, Jona Efoloko
800m: Alex Botterill, Markhim Lonsdale
1500m: Jake Heyward
5000m: Tom Mortimer
110m hurdles: Jason Nicholson, Josh Zeller
400m hurdles: Alastair Chalmers, Alex Knibbs
Hammer: Bayley Campbell, Jake Norris
Discus: James Tomlinson
4x100m: Dom Ashwell, Kaie Chambers-Brown, Charlie Dobson, Jona Efoloko, Chad Miller, Michael Olsen
4x400m: Joe Brier, Alastair Chalmers, Alex Haydock-Wilson, Charles Hilliard, Aidan Leeson, Alex Knibbs

Kristal Awuah
200m: Georgina Adam, Alisha Rees
800m: Isabelle Boffey, Katy-Ann McDonald
1500m: Francesca Brint, Erin Wallace
3000m: Amelia Quirk
3000m steeplechase: Holly Page
Pole vault: Molly Caudery
Long jump: Lucy Hadaway, Holly Mills
High jump: Abby Ward
Hammer: Katie Head
Heptathlon: Niamh Emerson, Jade O’Dowda
4x100m: Georgina Adam, Kristal Awuah, Ebony Carr, Veru Chinedu, Mair Edwards, Alisha Rees