Six University of Bath-based athletes named in GB team for London 2012
World, European and Commonwealth champion 400m hurdler Dai Greene features in the 71-strong athletics team, which was announced today (Tuesday). He is selected for both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay team.
Greene is joined in both events by training partner Jack Green. The University of Bath Sports Performance student is one of the youngest members of the team, aged just 20.
The pair are coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Event Coach Hurdles.
Arnold coaches three further athletes named in the GB team. Andrew Pozzi, aged just 19, and 22-year-old Lawrence Clarke, both go in the 110m hurdles after finishing first and second at last month’s trials.
And Scot Eilidh Child, who has been in terrific form this year, contests the women’s 400m hurdles.
The five athletes coached by Arnold will be joined at London 2012 by another Olympic debutant, Sports Performance student Danny Talbot, who is named in the GB 4x100m relay squad. Talbot, who coached by Dan Cossins, said: “I’m really excited, I can’t wait.”
University of Bath French and Politics graduate Marilyn Okoro will compete at her second Olympic Games. She is named in the 4x400m relay squad after making her Olympic debut in Beijing four years ago.
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