Posted by: Joe English | July 16, 2008

Beijing Olympics: United Kingdom announces Olympic Track and Field Team

According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, the United Kingdom has named their representatives to the Beijing Olympic Games for Track and Field.

The annoucement called the list a “first draft” with some additional names to be added on July 19th. In addition, Paula Radcliffe — although currently named to the marathon team — could be substituted as late as the day before the race (see related article).

Here is the complete list from the IAAF as of July 14th, 2008.

Marathon
Men
Dan Robinson (Stroud & District)

Women
Paula Radcliffe (Bedford & County); Mara Yamauchi (Harrow AC); Liz Yelling (Bedford & County)
* Alternate: Hayley Haining

UK Men’s Olympic Selections
100m
Simeon Williamson (Highgate Harriers)

200m
Marlon Devonish (Coventry Godiva); Christian Malcolm (Cardiff AAC); Alex Nelson (Sale Harriers Manchester)

400m
Martyn Rooney (Croydon Harriers); Andrew Steele (Trafford AC)*

800m
Michael Rimmer (Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers)

1500m
Andy Baddeley (Harrow AC); Tom Lancashire (Bolton Harriers)

5000m
Mo Farah (Newham & Essex)

110m Hurdles
Andrew Turner (Sale Harriers Manchester)

High Jump
Germaine Mason (unattached); Tom Parsons (Birchfield Harriers)

Pole Vault
Steve Lewis (Newham & Essex)

Long Jump
Greg Rutherford (Marshall Milton Keynes); Chris Tomlinson (Newham & Essex)

Triple Jump
Larry Achike (Shaftesbury Barnet); Nathan Douglas (Oxford City); Phillips Idowu (Belgrave Harriers);

Decathlon
Daniel Awde (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies)

4x100m
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Belgrave Harriers); Tyrone Edgar (Newham & Essex); Craig Pickering (Marshall Milton Keynes); Simeon Williamson (Highgate Harriers)

4x400m
Michael Bingham (unattached); Richard Buck (City of York)*; Martyn Rooney (Croydon Harriers); Andrew Steele (Trafford AC)*; Rob Tobin (Basingstoke & Mid Hants)

UK Women’s Olympic Selections
20k Race Walk
Johanna Jackson (Redcar)

100m
Jeanette Kwayke (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies)

200m
Emily Freeman (Wakefield Harriers)

400m
Lee McConnell (Shaftesbury Barnet); Christine Ohuruogu (Newham & Essex); Nicola Sanders (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)

800m
Marilyn Okoro (Shaftesbury Barnet)

1500m
Lisa Dobriskey (Ashford AC)

5000m
Jo Pavey (Exeter Harriers)

10,000m
Jo Pavey (Exeter Harriers); Kate Reed (Bristol & West)

3000m Steeplechase
Helen Clitheroe (Preston Harriers); Barbara Parker (City of Norwich AC)

400m Hurdles
Tasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet)

Pole Vault
Kate Dennison (Sale Harriers Manchester)

Long Jump
Jade Johnson (Herne Hill)

Discus Throw
Philippa Roles (Swansea Harriers)

Javelin Throw
Goldie Sayers (Belgrave Harriers)

Heptathlon
Kelly Sotherton (Birchfield Harriers); Julie Hollman (Birchfield Harriers)

4x100m
Emma Ania (Shaftesbury Barnet); Montell Douglas (Blackheath & Bromley); Jeanette Kwayke (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies); Anyika Onuora (Liverpool Harriers); Laura Turner (Harrow AC)

4x400m
Lee McConnell (Shaftesbury Barnet); Christine Ohuruogu (Newham & Essex); Nicola Sanders (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)

Content: IAAF.ORG
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