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First GB senior chance for Cameron Chalmers as University of Bath athletes get Euro Team call

15 June 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has earned his first senior British Athletics selection for this month’s European Athletics Team Championships in Lille Metropole, France.

The Sports Performance student, supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, is joined in the squad by fellow University-based athletes Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle.

Cameron, coached by James Hillier, has been selected in the men’s 4x400m squad along with Delano Williams, Rabah Yousif, Jarryd Dunn and Matthew Hudson-Smith after an excellent season in which he has already broken a 17-year-old BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championship 400m record.

Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle interviewed on stage by Will Galloway and Rosie Lawrence. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic medallist celebrations, October 12 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight
Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle interviewed on stage by Will Galloway and Rosie Lawrence during the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic medallist celebrations at the University of Bath

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallists Diamond and Doyle are both in the women’s 4x400m squad along with University graduate Kirsten McAslan. Doyle will also contest her speciality 400m hurdles event.

Sports Performance graduate Danny Talbot will race in the men’s 4x100m relay, while former Team Bath-based athletes Jack Green and Jazmin Sawyers will compete in the 400m hurdles and long jump respectively.

The European Team Championships will take place from June 23-25.

Click here to find out more about the athletics programme at the University of Bath.

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