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Ohuruogu looks for another world title in Bahamas

May 13, 2014 11:49 am

World champions Christine Ohuruogu and Richard Kilty head a powerful 24-strong British team for this month's first-ever IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

James Dasaolu, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury, is the most prominent absentee for the event.

British athletes will compete over both the 4x100m and 4x400m, with Kilty joined by Dwain Chambers, James Ellington, Andrew Robertson and Danny Talbot in the men's sprint squad.

Ohuruogu is part of a powerful women's 4x400m team that includes her sister Victoria and Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child, Shana Cox and Emily Diamond.

Former world finalist Martyn Rooney leads a men's 4x400m squad that includes Dan Awde, Michael Bingham, Jamie Bowie, Nigel Levine and Conrad Williams.

Completing the travelling party are Desiree Henry, Hayley Jones, Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip, Bianca Williams and Jodie Williams in the women's 4x400m.

“These championships provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams capable of winning medals at this year’s European Championships and future senior major championships," said British Athletics performance director Neil Black

“The team selected is a blend of experience and youth and one that I am sure will rise to the occasion of this unique format.

“These championships also provide a good opportunity for our relay squads to qualify for the 2015 World Championships.” 

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