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24.10.2017 Team England Athletics squad announced for Gold Coast 2018
Athletics team announcement

Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Greg Rutherford and Dina Asher-Smith are among the 75 names announced for Team England’s athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The team, which consists of England’s top athletes, already has 18 Commonwealth medals and 46 Commonwealth Games appearances between them, while a number of the chosen athletes will be competing at their very first multi-sport Games.

Team England’s para-athletics team will also be selected at the end of the year.

Commonwealth 100m silver medallist and European 200m champion, Adam Gemili, said:

“It’s such a proud moment for me to be selected to compete at my second Commonwealth Games. Winning two silver medals in Glasgow 2014 was an incredible experience for me and I’m really excited to get back out there.

“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was a fantastic event. It was the first time I won a senior international medal so it’s great to be going back to where it all started. I’m looking forward to competing for Team England again and can’t wait to get out to Australia.”

British 100m and 200m record holder, Dina Asher-Smith, said:

“Being selected to compete for Team England is so special and having had an amazing experience at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011 I’m excited to be racing on that stage again.

“I won two gold medals at that Youth Games and so adding a senior medal on the Gold Coast is now the goal.”

World and European indoor medallist, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, had to withdraw from Glasgow 2014 but is looking forward to her first Commonwealth Games. She said:

“It’s always a great feeling to represent your country on the international stage and I’m really excited to get to compete for Team England. Every international I do, I feel more prepared and each one motivates me more to be the best I can be.

“I was so gutted to get an injury just before Glasgow 2014 and miss out so I’m really looking forward to competing at my first Commonwealth Games in Australia next year.”

Team England will send a team of around 600 athletes and staff in what will be England’s largest ever team to represent the nation in an overseas sporting event. The team will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para medal events.

Sarah Winckless, Chef de Mission for Commonwealth Games England, said:

“We’re incredibly proud to be announcing such a strong athletics team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. We’re putting forward some of the best athletes in the world and we’re confident that we will be sending the most prepared English team to Australia next April.”

“We look forward to the high-level of competition the Commonwealth Games will provide and with our excellent team of staff focussing their efforts to ensure that when we get out there, Team England will have everything set up for a world-class performance environment.”

Team England Athletics Team Leader Martin Rush said:

“We at England Athletics are delighted to be sending this team to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team is a real blend of experience and youth, featuring a number of athletes who performed well at last summer’s IAAF World Championships, as well as some who are making their senior international championships debuts.”

“With just 75 places available, selection was always going to be a difficult task given the number of high-performing English athletes, but we are happy that we are taking a team that will be ready to perform at their best in Australia.”

The team in full is as follows:

James Dasaolu

100m + relay

Andy Vernon

10,000m

Adam Gemili

100m + relay

Alyson Dixon

Marathon

Asha Philip

100m + relay

Sonia Samuels

Marathon

Desiree Henry

100m + relay

Rosie Clarke

3,000m Steeplechase

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

200m + relay

Iona Lake

3,000m Steeplechase

Danny Talbot

200m + relay

Tom Bosworth

20k Race Walk

Zharnel Hughes

200m + relay

Callum Wilkinson

20k Race Walk

Dina Asher-Smith

200m + relay

Gemma Bridge

20k Race Walk

Bianca Williams

200m + relay

Robbie Grabarz

High Jump

Matthew Hudson-Smith

400m + relay

Tom Gale

High Jump

Andy Pozzi

110m Hurdles

Chris Baker

High Jump

Dave King

110m Hurdles

Morgan Lake

High Jump

Tiffany Porter

100m Hurdles

Bethan Partridge

High Jump

Jack Green

400m Hurdles

Adam Hague

Pole Vault

Meghan Beesley

400m Hurdles

Luke Cutts

Pole Vault

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

4x100 relay

Holly Bradshaw

Pole Vault

Ashleigh Nelson

4x100 relay

Lucy Bryan

Pole Vault

Corinne Humphreys

4x100 relay

Molly Caudery

Pole Vault

Dwayne Cowan

4x400 relay

Greg Rutherford

Long Jump

Rabah Yousif

4x400 relay

Dan Bramble

Long Jump

Martyn Rooney

4x400 relay

Lorraine Ugen

Long Jump

George Caddick

4x400 relay

Shara Proctor

Long Jump

Emily Diamond

4x400 relay

Jazmin Sawyers

Long Jump

Finette Agyapong

4x400 relay

Nathan Fox

Triple Jump

Anyika Onuora

4x400 relay

Nathan Douglas

Triple Jump

Perri Shakes-Drayton

4x400 relay

Ben Williams

Triple Jump

Margaret Adeoye

4x400 relay

Rachel Wallader

Shotput

Cheriece Hylton

4x400 relay

Amelia Strickler

Shotput

Kyle Langford

800m

Jade Lally

Discus

Elliot Giles

800m

Nick Miller

Hammer

Andrew Osagie

800m

Taylor Campbell

Hammer

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke

800m

Sophie Hitchon

Hammer

Adelle Tracey

800m

Ashley Bryant

Decathlon

Charlie Grice

1500m

John Lane

Decathlon

Sarah McDonald

1500m

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Heptathlon

Jessica Judd

1500m

Niamh Emerson

Heptathlon

Katie Snowden

1500m

Katie Stainton

Heptathlon

Laura Weightman

5,000m