29th March 2012

1 April Key Date For British Athletes In 2012

29 March 2012

For athletes hoping to be selected for the London Olympic Games this summer, Sunday 1 April 2012 is an important date in their diary as it marks the start of the qualification period to achieve a current UKA “A” standard in the run up to the Aviva 2012 Trials.
From 22 – 24 June over 750 athletes will go head-to-head at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, as they try to gain automatic nomination for selection for this summer’s Olympic Games.

The atmosphere is sure to be electric in Birmingham as only the first two eligible athletes in the final of each discipline are automatically nominated for selection provided that they fulfill the selection criteria available, which includes securing a current UKA “A” standard from 1 April, with up to three spots available overall.

Currently 27 men and 25 women have achieved the UKA “A” standard, across 13 and 12 Aviva 2012 Trials disciplines respectively.
For UKA Head Coach, Charles Van Commenee, Sunday 1 April 2012 marks the start of an important period for athletes who need to achieve a current UKA “A” standard:

“Those who still need to get a qualifying mark in order to gain selection for the London Games are from this date onward in the position to demonstrate that valuable element of current form.

“After athletes get their qualifying marks in, they can fully focus on achieving the top two positions at the Aviva 2012 Trials. It promises to be the most competitive Olympic trials in since the 1980’s.”

Following the Aviva 2012 Trials, the UKA Selection Panel will meet on Monday 2 July 2012 and select a team to nominate to the British Olympic Association (BOA).

Athletes successfully selected for Team GB will be announced on Tuesday 3 July 2012, once selection has been ratified by the BOA.

The UKA Olympic Selection Policy is available for download from the UKA website

Back the team and watch over 750 of Britain’s best athletes in action at the Aviva 2012 Trials at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium from 22-24 June 2012.

For tickets visit www.uka.org.uk/aviva-series or call 08000 55 60 56. An early bird discount of 10% is available until 31 March 2012. 

Athletes who have achieved the UKA “A” standard in events held at the Aviva 2012 Trials:



Olympic A Standard 

 Athletes already achieved A Standard



Harry Aikines Aryeetey
James Dasaolu
Marlon Devonish
Christian Malcolm



Harry Aikines Aryeetey
Leon Baptiste
James Ellington
Richard  Kilty
Christian Malcolm
Danny Talbot



Martyn Rooney



Andrew Osagie
Michael Rimmer



Mo Farah



Mo Farah
Chris Thompson

 110 H


William Sharman
Andy Turner

 400 H


Jack Green
Dai Greene
Nathan Woodward

 High Jump


Robbie Grabarz
Samson Oni

 Pole Vault


Steve Lewis

 Long Jump


Greg Rutherford
Chris Tomlinson

 Triple Jump


Phillips Idowu



Abdul Buhari
Brett Morse
Lawrence Okoye




Olympic A Standard

Athletes already achieved A Standard



 Jeanette Kwakye
Anyika Onuora
Laura Turner
Jodie Williams



 Anyika Onuora
Jodie Williams



 Shana Cox
Lee McConnell
Christine Ohuruogu
Perri Shakes-Drayton



Emma Jackson
Jenny Meadows
Marilyn Okoro
Jemma Simpson



 Lisa Dobriskey
Hannah England



 Helen Clitheroe

 3K Steeple Chase


 Hatti Dean
Barbara Parker

 110 H


Jessica Ennis
Tiffany Porter

 400 H


 Perri Shakes-Drayton

 Pole Vault


 Holly Bleasdale
Katie Byres
Kate Dennison

 Long Jump


 Shara Proctor

 Triple Jump


 Yamile Aldama



 Goldie Sayers