On the 4th April 2018 the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be getting underway on Australia's Gold Coast. Last month, Team England announced which athletes had been selected to take the 75 allocated places on the athletics squad, and those athletes will now be preparing for what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams. We will be catching up with various members of the squad as they set their sights on next year's event in Queensland.
Today marks the five-month countdown to the commencement of the Commonwealth Games athletics schedule in Australia's sun-drenched Gold Coast. Team England announced selections for the 75-strong athletics squad on 24th October, and those athletes will now have their sights firmly set on what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams.
Selections for the Commonwealth Games England Athletics team were announced this week. We would like to wish all the selected athletes every success. There were 75 places available on the team for non-disability athletes for this Games, this being the allocation for the team after the Commonwealth Games Federation had stipulated the total team size to Commonwealth Games England. Inevitably there are athletes who have performed very well within the selection period yet have not been selected. As stated in the policy, "With a maximum team size of 75, athletes must realise gaining a selection standard, set out herein, does not guarantee an athlete selection." You can view more details here.
Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Greg Rutherford and Dina Asher-Smith are among the 75 names announced for Team England's athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team, which consists of England's top athletes, already has 18 Commonwealth medals and 46 Commonwealth Games appearances between them, while a number of the chosen athletes will be competing at their very first multi-sport Games.
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You can be part of the evening as we honour volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to athletics and running in their community, and induct more of the greats of the sport into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. Join us as Katharine Merry hosts the event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Saturday 14 October and speaks to some of the great characters of the sport.
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National medals, as well as another opportunity to clock a fast 10,000m time, will be up for grabs this Saturday as the England Athletics 10,000m championships are held at the British Milers' Club Trafford Grand Prix.
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Day One of the England Athletics AAA and UK CAU Senior Champs incorporating the England Athletics Senior Disability Athletics Championships produced some great competition with close battles and impressive performances on the track and in the field catching the eye.