28th April 2021


Kevin Metzger (coach: Stephen Ball; club: Sale Harriers Manchester) has been called up to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4x400m team for the World Athletics Relays this weekend, following the withdrawal of Martyn Rooney.

Metzger opened his season with a time of 46.86 in Stretford earlier this month, backing up his personal best of 46.71 from 2020. It is the 23-year-old’s first senior call-up to a British team and will join the squad heading out to Silesia, Poland later this week.

Amy Allcock has also withdrawn from the team heading to Poland.

The British team for the 2021 World Athletics Relays in Silesia, Poland, 1-2 May:


Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna; Thames Valley)

Emily Diamond (Benke Blomkvist; Bristol & West)

Yasmin Liverpool (Stewart Marshall; Coventry)

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

Laviai Nielsen (Christine Harrison-Bloomfield; Enfield and Haringey)

Ama Pipi (Linford Christie; Enfield and Haringey)

Jessica Turner (Nick Dakin; Amber Valley and Erewash)


Joe Brier (Matt Elias; Swansea)

Dwayne Cowan (Hercules Wimbledon)

Charlie Dobson (Benke Blomkvist; Colchester)

Kevin Metzger (Stephen Ball; Sale Harriers Manchester)

Efe Okoro (Tony Hadley; Birchfield)

Lee Thompson (John Henson; Sheffield & Dearne)

James Williams (self-coached; Liverpool Harriers)

Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams; Newham & Essex Beagles)