Ohuruogu to skipper GB team at World Champs
LONDON (AFP) – Former Olympic, World and Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu was on Tuesday named captain of Britain's squad for the World Championships in Moscow.
The 29-year-old, whose younger sister Vicky, was named in the women's 4x400m relay squad, will lead the team for the competition in the Russian capital from August 10-18 on the back of good current form that last weekend saw her win the Diamond League race in London.
Ohuruogu was Commonwealth champion over the distance in Melbourne in 2006, won the world title in Osaka in 2007 and took Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 but had to be content with silver in the British capital last year.
As expected, reigning Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah will attempt the same double in Moscow, while Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford was named in the squad, despite struggling with a hamstring injury.
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill was also an inclusion, although she is still a doubt to compete because of a nagging Achilles tendon problem.
British team for the IAAF World Championships:
100m: Harry Aikines Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Dasaolu
200m: James Ellington, Adam Gemili, Delano Williams
400m: Nigel Levine
800m: Andrew Osagie, Michael Rimmer
1500m: Chris O'Hare
5000m: Mo Farah
10,000m: Mo Farah
110mH: William Sharman
400mH: Dai Greene, Sebastian Rodger, Rhys Williams
3000m Steeplechase: James Wilkinson
20km walk: Alex Wright
Long Jump: Greg Rutherford
High Jump: Robbie Grabarz
Pole Vault: Steve Lewis
Discus Throw: Brett Morse
Decathlon: Ashley Bryant
4x100m: Harry Aikines Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Dasaolu, James Ellington, Adam Gemili, Richard Kilty, Andrew Robertson, Deji Tobais
4x400m: Michael Bingham, Jamie Bowie, Luke Lennon Ford, Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams, Delano Williams
100m: Asha Philip
200m: Anyika Onuora; Jodie Williams
400m: Christine Ohuruogu
800m: Jessica Judd; Laura Muir, Marilyn Okoro
1500m: Hannah England, Laura Weightman
100mH: Tiffany Porter
400mH: Meghan Beesley, Eilidh Child, Perri Shakes Drayton
3000mSC: Eilish McColgan
Long Jump: Shara Proctor, Lorraine Ugen
Hammer Throw: Sophie Hitchon
Heptathlon: Jessica Ennis, Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Marathon Sonia Samuels, Susan Partridge
4x100m: Asha Philip, Hayley Jones, Annabelle Lewis, Ashleigh Nelson, Bianca Williams, Dina Asher Smith, Jodie Williams
4x400m: Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child; Shana Cox, Kirsten McAslan, Kelly Massey, Christine Ohuruogu, Victoria Ohuruogu, Anyika Onuora, Perri Shakes Drayton.