Race walker Wright wins selection appeal

19 July 2013 / 19:04

British race walker Alex Wright has won his appeal to be selected for next month's athletics World Championships in Moscow.

Wright secured the A standard qualification criteria with a 1:23.05 20km time in Lugano in March and then won the 5km event at last weekend's Sainsbury's British Championship in Birmingham.

But the latter race was not an official part of the trials but, after consideration by the team performance director, he has been named in the team - bringing the squad size to 61.

Wright said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected for Moscow, and would like to thank Neil Black for reconsidering the initial decision.

“I am looking forward to heading out to for the British Athletics altitude camp in Font Romeau tomorrow and I look forward to putting in my best ever performance over the 20k distance for the team next month.”

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