Child aiming for Rio at the World Relay Championships

02 May 2015 / 11:05

Eilidh Child admits the 2016 Rio Olympics will be at the forefront of her mind when she competes alongside her fellow Team GB sprinters at this weekend’s World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

Teams who qualify for, and complete, finals at the event in Nassau will be guaranteed a place in Rio next summer.

The GB contingent will challenge in both men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m.

Joining Child in the 4x400m team are fellow world bronze-medal winners Shana Cox and Margaret Adeoye, both 30, as well as 21-year-old Seren Bundy-Davies, after her double medal success at the European Indoor Championships in Prague in March.

And Child believes the squad has what it takes to secure themselves a plane ticket to Brazil.

"It's really important to put a marker down and nail Olympic qualification," said 28-year-old Child.

"We've got a lot of depth now in the 400m so that can only improve the relay as well.”

The women's 4x100m team also looks strong with British record breakers Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Anyika Onuora and Bianca Williams included. The quartet set a new British record for the 4x100m in a time of 42.21 seconds at a Diamond League event in August 2014.

The men's 4x100m team will feature world indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty.

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