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World Universities Games, GB & NI team additions

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Johanna Jackson, Laura Finucane, Faye Harding, Kelly Massey and Gary White have been added to the GB & NI team which will travel to Bangkok next month to compete in the World Universities Games.

The team includes some of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s most promising athletes, including European Junior 100m champion Craig Pickering who is currently studying at Bath University.

Head Coach  Callum Orr said:

“The World University Games is a prestigious event  that always attracts some of the worlds best athletes and I am delighted we are able to name such a strong team .


“The  level of competition in Bangkok will be extremely high and the experience will be good for the long term development of our athletes who are looking forward to Beijing, London and beyond.”

The full team to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World University Games, including recent additions, is:



100m – Craig Pickering, Simeon Williamson, Ryan Scott (reserve); 200m – Simon Farenden, Darren Chin; 400m – Richard Buck; Steve Green; 800m – Michael Coultherd, Richard Hill; 10000m –Andrew Lemoncello; 110mH – William Sharman; 400mH – David Green, Ben Carne; 3000sc – Lemoncello, Jermaine Mayes; High Jump – Martyn Bernard; Triple Jump - Gary White; 4x100m – Pickering, Williamson, Farenden, Chin, Sharman, Scott; 4x400m – Buck, Green, Coulherd, Hill, Greene, Carne.


200m – Kadi Ann Thomas; 400m - Faye Harding, Kelly Massey; 800m – Charlotte Best, Laura Finucane; Hammer - Zoë Derham; 20kw - Johanna Jackson.