A host of England’s stars from Glasgow 2014 will reunite again next month after British Athletics named their team for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.
The Championships – the last major international meet before Rio 2016 – take place in China from August 22-30.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send a 62-strong team with Commonwealth champion Greg Rutherford just one of those looking to taste success.
If the long jumper repeats his victory from Glasgow last year, he will become only the fourth ever British athlete – after Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell and Jonathan Edwards – to simultaneously hold all the major titles.
Elsewhere, Glasgow 100m silver medalist Adam Gemili has been selected in the 4x100m relay team– a previous hamstring injury having ruled him out of the individual competition.
Other names include women’s 100m pick Asha Philip being joined in the women’s 4x100m team by Jodie and Bianca Williams with Margaret Adeoye picked in the 200m and 4x400m relay.
Glasgow 100m hurdles silver medalist Tiffany Porter will aim to add to her medal collection while in the field events, England athletes include Glasgow pole vault champion Steve Lewis and high jump silver medallist Isobel Pooley.
“Beijing is a hugely important event to us, yet this is the first of three huge global competitions for us, with the Olympics in Rio next year and the home World championships in 2017,” said British Athletics performance director Neil Black.
“In selecting athletes we were looking at either a potential to finish top eight in this year’s Worlds or to give opportunities to athletes developing towards medal success in 2016 and beyond.
“I’m very confident we have selected a team who can be successful in Beijing, as well as use it as a platform onto further Olympic and World successes.”
© Sportsbeat 2015