Which British Athletes Could Bring Medals Home From Doha?
The 2019 IAAF World Championships take place at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, from Friday 27 September until Sunday 6 October 2019. So which Brits will be battling for titles in Qatar?
British Contenders in the Men’s Events
One of the best-known male athletes representing Great Britain at the event is Andrew Pozzi, who’ll be lining up for the 110m hurdles. Adam Gemili and Zharnel Hughes will be competing in the 4x100m relay, 100m, and 200m events, with Ojie Edoburun joining them in the first and second of these. Miguel Francis will be in action in the 200m and 4x100m competitions, while Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeety, and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will feature in the 4x100m relay event.
The 4x400m men’s relay team consists of Cameron Chalmers, Rabah Yousif, Lee Thompson, Toby Harries, Dwayne Cowan, Martyn Rooney, and Matthew Hudson-Smith. Yousif and Hudson-Smith will also be aiming to win medals in the individual 400m event.
Three Brits will take part in the men’s 800m event – Kyle Langford, Elliot Giles, and Jamie Webb – while Jake Wightman, Josh Kerr, and Neil Gourley will compete in the 1,500m. Ben Connor, Marc Scott, and Andrew Butchart will be aiming to make it onto the podium in the 5,000m, while Zak Seddon will take to the track for the 3,000m steeplechase event.
British hopes for the men’s 400m hurdles lie with Chris McAlister, while Harry Coppell will be hoping to add a world pole vault title to the British title that he won last month. Nick Miller will represent Britain in the hammer event, Ben Williams will attempt to win the triple jump, and Tim Duckworth will take part in the decathlon. Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson will participate in the 20km race walk, Dominic King and Cameron Corbishley will compete in the 50km race walk, and Callum Hawkins will go for gold in the men’s marathon.
The British Women in the World Title Hunt
Olympian Dina Asher-Smith will take part in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay events, while Katerina Johnson-Thompson will be aiming to win the gold in the heptathlon. Holly Bradshaw will be hoping to pole vault her way to the top of the podium.
Eilish McColgan will compete in the 5,000m, along with Jessica Judd and Laura Weightman, and line up alongside Steph Twell for the 10,000m event. Laura Muir, meanwhile, will participate in the women’s 1,500m, alongside Jemma Reekie and Sarah McDonald. Britain’s chance of a high jump medal will be in the hands of Morgan Lake, while Sophie McKinna will be targeting a shot put gold.
Asha Philip, Daryll Neita, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Ashleigh Nelson, and Kristal Awuah have been selected for the 4x100m relay team, with Neita, Philip, and Lansiquot also set to compete in the individual 100m event. Beth Dobbin will feature in the 200m and the 4x400m relay events, while Emily Diamond and Laviai Nielsen have been picked for the 400m and 4x400m relay events.
Spectators will also be able to see the following Brits in action: Alexandra Bell, Lynsey Sharp, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (800m); Rosie Clarke, Aimee Pratt, and Elizabeth Bird (3,000m steeplechase); Cindy Ofili (100m hurdles); Jessica Turner (400m hurdles and 4x400m relay); Meghan Beesley (400m hurdles); Jazmin Sawyers, Shara Proctor, and Abigail Irozuru (long jump); Charlotte Purdue and Tish Jones (marathon); Jodie Williams (200m and 4x400m relay); Finette Agyapong, Zoey Clark, and Amy Allcock (4x400m relay).
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