Trio selected for Paralympic World Cup

21 March 2012

Three University of Bath based athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May.

Beijing 2008 Paralympians Katrina Hart and Ben Rushgrove are named in the 24-strong Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.

They are joined by fellow sprinter Sophie Kamlish, who has been selected to represent Great Britain for the first time.

The trio are all coached at the University of Bath by Rob Ellchuk.

Hart contests the T37 100m and 200m – the events in which she won golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 IPC World Championships respectively.

Rushgrove, a former University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year, runs the T36 100m and 200m. He won silver over the shorter distance at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

Kamlish runs the T42/43/44 100m and 200m at the Paralympic World Cup. The athletics takes place at the Manchester Regional Arena on 22 May.

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