10th March 2022


Emily Borthwick and Amelia Strickler have both received invitations to compete at next week’s World Athletics Indoor Championships, and these have been accepted by UK Athletics.

Borthwick, the Wigan & District athlete, has been in scintillating form in 2022, clearing a personal best of 1.95m in the high jump, and finishing second in the World Indoor Tour series.

European and Commonwealth finalist, Strickler (Zane Duquemin) will compete in the women’s shot put where she will join Sophie McKinna in the field.

However, Ed Faulds (James Wright, Rugby and Northampton) has withdrawn from the British team.

Faulds endured a fitness setback following the Muller Indoor Grand Prix last month, where he set a European indoor U20 record, therefore he will not compete in the individual 400m or the 4x400m relay at the championship next week.

The team now stands at 37 members.

The British team for the World Athletics Indoor Championships, Belgrade, Serbia, 18-20 March:

Women’s 60m

Cheyanne Evans-Gray (Nat Senior, Croydon)

Daryll Neita (Marco Airale, Cambridge Harriers)


Women’s 400m

Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow)

Ama Pipi (Marco Airale, Enfield and Haringey)


Women’s 800m

Keely Hodgkinson (Trevor Painter, Leigh)

Jenny Selman (Lewis Walker, Fife)


Women’s 1500m

Erin Wallace (Andy Young, Giffnock North)


Women’s 3000m

Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox, Wakefield)

Amelia Quirk (Mick Woods, Bracknell)


Women’s 60m Hurdles

Megan Marrs (Alex Nwenwu, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow)


Women’s High Jump

Emily Borthwick (Wigan & District)


Women’s Long Jump

Jazmin Sawyers (Lance Braunman, City of Stoke)

Lorraine Ugen (Dwight Phillips, Thames Valley)


Women’s Shot Put

Sophie McKinna (Great Yarmouth)

Amelia Strickler (Zane Duquemin, Thames Valley)


Women’s Pentathlon

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Petros Kyprianou, Liverpool)

Holly Mills (Laura Turner-Alleyne, Andover)


Women’s 4x400m Relay

Keely Hodgkinson (Trevor Painter, Leigh)

Yemi Mary John (Alan James, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)

Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow)

Ama Pipi (Marco Airale, Enfield and Haringey)

Victoria Ohuruogu (Newham and Essex Beagles)

Hannah Williams (Steve Fudge, Herts Phoenix)


Men’s 60m

Andrew Robertson (Sale Harriers Manchester)

Adam Thomas (Bracknell)


Men’s 800m

Charlie Da’Vall Grice (Brighton Phoenix)

Elliot Giles (Jon Bigg, Birchfield)

Guy Learmonth (Justin Rinaldi, Lasswade)


Men’s 1500m

Neil Gourley (Ben Thomas, Giffnock North)

George Mills (Brighton Phoenix)


Men’s 3000m

Jamaine Coleman (Preston)

Marc Scott (Jerry Schumacher, Richmond and Zetland)


Men’s 60m Hurdles

David King (Tim O’Neil, City of Plymouth)

Andrew Pozzi (Stratford-upon-Avon)


Men’s Shot Put

Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson, City of York)


Men’s 4x400m Relay

Alex Haydock-Wilson (Benke Blomkvist, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow)

Ben Higgins (Stewart Marshall, Sheffield & Dearne)

Samuel Reardon (Nigel Stickings, Blackheath and Bromley)

Thomas Somers (Newham and Essex Beagles)

James Williams (Paul Waters, Liverpool)