1st July 2014
Iwas World Junior Games Announced
01 July 2014
A 23-strong team has been announced for the IWAS World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville on 3-8 August.
Meggan Dawson-Farrell (coach: Ian Mirfin) and Lauren Rowles (Job King) will line up against each other in the T54 400m, 800m and 1500m, while Will Smith (Jenny Archer) fresh from a seven second personal best in the 1500m will also add the 800m and 5000m to his race schedule at Stoke Mandeville. Dawson-Farrell (Scotland) Rowles and Smith (both England) will also represent their countries at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and will be looking to challenge for podium places on their return.
World and Paralympic finalist Jamie Carter (Archer) will also compete across three events (T34 100m, 400m and 800m) and will be aiming to continue his rise up rankings with the IPC European Championships taking place later in the month.
Toby Gold (Archer), who is currently ranked number two in the world in the T33 100m, a new event for the Rio 2016 programme will also lead British hopes in the 200m and 400m, while Kare Adenegan (King) (T34 100m, 400m, 800m) will be keen to follow in the footsteps of Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks), who won two gold and two silver medals at the IWAS World Junior Championships in 2011.
Newcomers Bradley Wigley (Jane Coia) and Shaun Burrows (Keith Fradley) will also be keen to make their mark on the big stage in the T38m 100m, 200m and T37 100m, 200m respectively.
Team leader Katie Jones said: “The team for the IWAS World Junior Games shows that the talent pool within the country is gettingbetter and better. Many athletes who have gone onto medal on the world stage have used these championships as a springboard to success. I’m sure the athletes who have been a part of GB & NI teams previously will help the new crop of athletes competing in Stoke Mandeville this summer.
“It’s another really exciting year for Paralympic sport with the Commonwealth Games, IPC Grand Prix Series, IWAS World Junior Games and IPC European Championships. The appetite for the sport in those taking part and watching continues to grow, and we hope to unearth some of the stars of the future at the start of August.”
Full team for the IWAS World Junior Games, Stoke Mandeville, 3-8 August:
Kare Adenegan (Job King) – T34 100WC, 400WC, 800WC
James Arnott (Steve Endacott) – T46/47 100m, 200m
Nathan Blackie (Martin Cook) – T33 100WC, 200WC, 400WC
Shaun Burrows (Keith Fradley) – T37 100m, 200m
Amy Carr (Rick Betts) – T37 100m, long jump
Jamie Carter (Jenny Archer) – T34 100WC, 400WC, 800WC
Joshua Clark (Anthony Hughes) – F37 shot put, discus
Mitchell Dutton (Malcolm Wallace) – F38 javelin
Meggan Dawson-Farrell (Ian Mirfin) – 400WC, 800WC, 1500WC
Millie Forrest (Robert Halliwell) – F37 shot put, discus
Toby Gold (Jenny Archer) – T33 100WC, 200WC, 400WC
Matthew Hamilton (Matt Lumm) – T47 400m
Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins) – T54 200WC, 400WC, 800WC
Panagiotis Mamuneas (Jim Edwards) – F41 shot put, javelin
Polly Maton (Colin Baross) – T46 100m, 200m, long jump
Micheal McCabe (Christine Parsloe) – T54 800WC, 1500WC
Javaughan Parkes (Lincoln Asquith) – T36 100m
Kyle Powell (Ryan Freckleton) – T45 100m, 200m
Lauren Rowles (Job King) – T54 400WC, 800WC, 1500WC
Julie Rogers (Alan Adamson) – T42 100m
Sheikh Sheikh (Jenny Archer) – T54 100WC, 200WC
Will Smith (Jenny Archer) – T54 800WC, 1500WC, 5000WC
Bradley Wigley (Jane Coia) – T38 100m, 200m