Former Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohurougu will lead a stellar British line up, including the likes of defending world champions Mo Farah and Dai Greene as well as current Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Ohurougu has showed solid form all year and proved her worth of being captain with a great victory at last weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary games.

She beat a top field in the diamond league 400 metre event in a time of 50.00.

Ohurougu, speaking to Sky Sports about the captaincy, said: "I am very proud to have been asked by Neil to be the team captain.

"I am not normally someone who likes the spotlight, but this is a lovely feeling, to be trusted in this role.

"Having Vicky on the team really brings home the responsibility to me. If ever there was a reminder that there are stepping stones along the way and that the team captain is there to help young athletes settle in, then having my younger sister nearby is definitely it.

"I hope to lead by example when I get on the track in Moscow."

Great Britain team performance director Neil Black said Ohuruogu is "one of the Britain's greatest ever athletes", and added: "I know she will do a brilliant job of motivating and looking out for her team-mates."

 

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