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RPMF athletes dominate British World’s Indoor team selectionMarch 1, 2016
RPMF athletes fill over 60% of the British World Indoor Championship team.
Following on from a successful British indoor championships in Sheffield last weekend, 14 of the 23 athletes selected for the British team to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships have at some stage in their career been supported by the RPMF include team captain Greg Rutherford.
Team Performance Director for British Athletics, Neil Black said on British Athletics’ website: “This is a team that has been selected on the basis that every athlete can realistically make their final, but also with an eye on their individual development looking towards the Olympics this year and the London 2017 World Championships.
“There have been some excellent performances during the indoor season and we are confident that many of those selected will be challenging for medals.
“It is important to remember that British Athletics’ focus, as well as that of the individual athletes, is geared towards Rio in this Olympic year and the World Indoors is one of many stepping stones our athletes will look to use.”
British team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships (RPMF athletes in Bold)
60m: James Dasaolu, Andrew Robertson
1500m: Charlie Grice, Chris O’Hare
3000m: Lee Emanuel, Tom Farrell
60m hurdles: Lawrence Clarke
High jump: Chris Baker, Robbie Grabarz
Long jump: Dan Bramble, Greg Rutherford
60m: Dina Asher-Smith, Asha Philip
800m: Lynsey Sharp, Adelle Tracey
3000m: Josephine Moultrie, Steph Twell
60m hurdles: Tiffany Porter, Serita Solomon
High jump: Isobel Pooley
Long jump: Shara Proctor, Lorraine Ugen
Pentathlon: Morgan Lake