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Great Britain announce team for World Youth Championships

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Jo Jennings insists it is a 'really promising team' (©GettyImages)
Jo Jennings insists it is a 'really promising team' (©GettyImages).

Great Britain have announced their squad for the upcoming IAAF World Youth Championships, that will be hosted by Ukraine in July.

A squad of 26 athletes is being taken to Donetsk to compete and Great Britain will be looking to build upon the five medals that they won in the same competition two years ago.

Amongst Britain’s main medal hopes is 16-year-old Morgan Lake. The heptathlete broke Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s, who impressed at the Olympics in 2012, U17’s British record last year and was in good form at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships earlier this month, where she took the gold medal.

Elsewhere Harry Coppel and Bobby Clay will also be hoping to return from the championships with a medal.

Speaking to British Athletics about the team, development manager Jo Jennings said: “We have a really promising team heading out to the Ukraine for the World Youth Championships and I’m sure the athletes will take inspiration from some of the names that have competed on this stage before. 

“The likes of Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jessica Judd, Asha Philip and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey have all experienced what it’s like to be a part of a GB & NI team at the early stages of their careers, and believe it’s a great base to work from.

“There have been some strong performances around the world this year, but I’m confident that the team that has been picked will mix it with the best and remain competitive throughout.”

The full squad is as follows: Reuben Arthur, Ojie Edoburun, Reece Prescod, Thomas Somers, Kyle Langford, Jack Crabtree, Liam Dee, Matthew Axe, Haran Dunderdal, Euan Dickson-Earle, Harry Coppell, Adam Hague, Kai Jones, Taylor Campbell, Shannon Hylton, Sabrina Bakare, Emily Jenkinson, Chelsea Jarvis, Bobby Clay, Bronwen Owen, Moesha Howard, Shirin Irving, Robyn Petitt, Adele Nicoll, Georgie Taylor, Morgan Lake


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