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Tom Parsons

18 June 2013

British Athletics has today confirmed the following team changes for the European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead on 22-23 June 2013.

Robbie Grabarz (Fayyaz Ahmed) has had to withdraw as a precautionary measure for a knee injury and will be replaced by Tom Parsons (Aston Moore), whilst Steve Lewis (Scott Simpson/Dan Pfaff) will also miss the competition to undergo treatment to a shin injury and is replaced by Andrew Sutcliffe (Julien Raffalli Ebezant)

Eilish McColgan (Liz McColgan) has pulled out with a calf niggle meaning Lennie Waite (Mick Woods) will join the GB & NI team, and Freya Jones (Don Babbit) has opted to remain in the USA but will be replaced by top-ranked javelin thrower Izzy Jeffs (David Parker).

British Athletics Head Coach Peter Eriksson said:

“Whilst it is disappointing to lose some great athletes from the team, with every disappointment comes an opportunity. Tom (Parsons) is showing a great return to form and it is good to see him back competing for Great Britiain, whilst Andrew (Sutcliffe) is also looking good.

“It is also a good opportunity for Lennie and Izzy to make their mark at this level in front of the home crowd and I am happy that the athletes stepping in can bring home the points needed to have a successful weekend.”


GB & NI team for the European Athletics Team Championships:


100m: James Dasaolu (Steve Fudge); 200m: Danny Talbot (Daniel Cossins); 400m: Nigel Levine (Linford Christie); 800m: Andrew Osagie (Craig Winrow); 1500m: Charlie Grice (John Bigg); 3000m: David Bishop (James Thie); 5000m: Mo Farah (Salazar); 110mH: William Sharman (Jerzy Maciukiewicz); 400mH: Dai Greene (Arnold); 3000mSC: Rob Mullett (David Leach); High Jump: Tom Parsons (Aston Moore); Long Jump: Greg Rutherford (Pfaff); Triple Jump: Nathan Douglas (Moore); Pole Vault: Andrew Sutcliffe (Julien Raffali Ebezant); Shot Put: Zane Duquemin (John Hillier); Discus Throw: Brett Morse (Andy Brittan); Hammer Throw: Mark Dry (Tore Gustafsson); Javelin: Lee Doran (David Parker); 4 x 100m: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Rana Reider), Dwain Chambers (Reider), James Dasaolu, James Ellington (Reider), Joel Fearon (Michael Khmel), Adam Gemili (Michael Afilaka), Richard Kilty (Linford Christie), Danny Talbot; 4 x 400m: Michael Bingham (George Williams), Richard Buck (Fudge), Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney (Reider), Conrad Williams (Christie)


100m: Asha Philip (Christine Bowmaker); 200m: Anyika Onuora (Reider); 400m: Perri Shakes Drayton (Zah); 800m: Jessica Judd (Rob Denmark); 1500m: Hannah England (Baldaro); 3000m: Laura Weightman (Steve Cram); 5000m: Emelia Gorecka (Mick Woods); 100mH: Tiffany Porter (Reider); 400mH: Eilidh Child (Arnold); 3000mSC: Lennie Waite (Woods); High Jump: Isobel Pooley (Ahmed); Long Jump: Shara Proctor (Reider); Triple Jump: Yamile Aldama (Frank Attoh); Pole Vault: Holly Bleasdale (Simpson/Pfaff); Shot Put: Sophie McKinna (Geoff Capes); Discus Throw: Jade Lally (Andy Neal); Hammer Throw: Sophie Hitchon (Gustafsson); Javelin: Izzy Jeffs (Parker); 4 x 100m: Annabelle Lewis (Roger Walters), Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip, Tiffany Porter, Bianca Williams (Cowan); 4 x 400m: Meghan Beesley (Nick Dakin), Eilidh Child, Shana Cox (George Williams), Kirsten McAslan (Trevor Painter), Christine Ohuruogu (Cowan), Victoria Ohuruogu (Cowan)