Student Cameron Chalmers among University of Bath-based athletes selected for London 2017 World Championships
University of Bath sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has been rewarded for his superb form this summer by being named in the British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Championships in London.
Chalmers, who broke a 17-year-old record when he won his fourth successive British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] 400m title earlier this season, is one of four University-based athletes selected in the British squad.
Eilidh Doyle, coached by Brian Doyle, will contest the 400m hurdles at a fifth successive World Championships and Emily Diamond, coached remotely by Jared Deacon, will race in the 400m. Both are also in the women’s 4x400m relay squad, where they will be looking to match or improve on their bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Performance Director for British Athletics, Neil Black, said: “London 2017 is the major global sporting event this year and will be the biggest occasion the country has seen since 2012.
“We’ve selected some incredibly talented athletes and in many events there have been some close calls. It’s now up to them to grasp this opportunity and produce performances that will make the whole nation proud.”
The IAAF World Championships will take place at the London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from August 4-13.
London is also hosting the IPC World Para-Athletics Championships, which get under way on Friday. Three University-based athletes will be competing – World and Paralympic Champion Paul Blake, world-record holder Sophie Kamlish and fellow Rio Paralympian Polly Maton.