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Christian Malcolm


19 May 2009

Cardiff born Olympic athlete Christian Malcolm was today confirmed as the home team captain at next month’s Super8 competition to be held at the capital’s International Sports Stadium. 

Malcolm, who has competed for Great Britain & Northern Ireland for over a decade and is one of the country’s top sprint talents, will lead Cardiff into action against teams representing Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, London South, Glasgow, Sheffield.

The exciting two-hour City versus City concept is being piloted in the Welsh capital with leading British athletes are giving their full backing to the idea.

Malcolm said of his appointment: “It really is an honour to be asked to captain Cardiff at the first Super8 competition, not only to lead the welsh athletes but also to do so on home turf is going to be very special.

“The competition is a great idea and I can see some friendly rivalry between the GB&NI athletes building already which will make for some interesting events. I hope the people of Cardiff will come out to support the home team and give the other cities something to live up to when Super8 takes place in their city.”

Other team captains include: Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Tasha Danvers for London South and UK Indoor 800m champion Jenny Meadows as captain of Manchester. More big names will be announced in the coming days.

Tickets are now on sale at £5 (seating) or £3 (standing) for adults, U16s are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at www.uka.org.uk/super8 or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 844 0808.