Christian Malcolm named as Team captain for the World Championship Aviva GB and NI team

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UKA today announced a 67-strong squad as part of the Aviva Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea on 27 August – 4 September.

The team will be captained by European silver medallist Christian Malcolm, who made his first appearance in a British vest 15 years ago. The Welsh sprinter was pleasantly surprised by the captaincy: “This is such a great honour, I can’t believe it. It is a proud moment in any sport to captain your country.

“I’ve experienced a lot since the age of 17 and have years of top level sport behind me and you wake up and realise that you might have a lot to offer. I hope I can be there for the team to say the right thing at the right time whether they’ve been disappointed or fulfilled their dream, after all I’ve had experience of both!”

The team will now prepare for the World Championships at the Aviva holding camp in Ulsan, South Korea, in the week leading up to the competition.

UKA Head Coach Charles van Commenee said: “This team has been selected to give us the best possible results at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu. I am looking to see an improvement from two years ago in Berlin, where we recorded six medals and 20 top eight finishes.

“It is important to remember there is work to do before London 2012 and Daegu is another stop on the journey to make our athletes run faster, jump higher and throw further. The aim in Daegu is to get more athletes within touching distance of the podium and these World Championships are ideal preparation for what the athletes will encounter next summer and beyond.”

Nuff Respect Clients travelling out to the Championships include:

Aviva GB & NI Team:

MEN
200m:
Christian Malcolm (Dan Pfaff) – Cardiff

4x100m:
Mark Lewis-Francis (Linford Christie) – Birchfield
Christian Malcolm (Dan Pfaff) – Cardiff

4x400m:
Luke Lennon Ford (Linford Christie) – Birchfield
Richard Strachan (Linford Christie) – Trafford

WOMEN100m:

Anyika Onuora (Lloyd Cowan) – Liverpool Harriers
Laura Turner (Linford Christie) – Harrow

200m:
Anyika Onuora (Lloyd Cowan) – Liverpool Harriers

4x100m:
Anyika Onuora (Lloyd Cowan) – Liverpool Harriers
Laura Turner (Linford Christie) – Harrow


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