medallists dominate british team for 2019 world relays

15:30    14 Mar 2019

Kristal Awuah
British Athletics has named a team of 26 athletes with 78 major international outdoor medals between them for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 on 11-12 May.

The 26-strong British team includes seven Olympic, 17 World Championship and 21 European Championship relay medallists.

The 14 athletes selected across the men’s and women’s 4x400m are the athletes from which the team for the mixed 4x400m will be selected, which is being introduced to the IAAF World Championship schedule for the first time ever in Doha this year.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland will not participate in the 4x200m, shuttle hurdles or 2x2x400m relays.

“We are extremely proud of the successes of our relay teams over the past three years and our athletes take each and every opportunity to compete on the international stage incredibly seriously, as proven by the sheer strength of the team selected for Yokohama,” said British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black.

British team for Yokohama

Men
4x100m: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Adam Gemili, Richard Kilty, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Reece Prescod, CJ Ujah
4x400m: Cameron Chalmers, Dwayne Cowan, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Martyn Rooney, Jamal Rhoden-Stevens, Owen Smith, Rabah Yousif

Women
4x100m: Kristal Awuah, Desiree Henry, Daryll Neita, Ashleigh Nelson, Asha Philip, Bianca Williams
4x400m: Finette Agyapong, Amy Allcock, Zoey Clark, Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle, Laviai Nielsen, Anyika Onuora
 

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