Meadows in GB’s World Champs squad

Jenny Meadows
Jenny Meadows

WIGAN’S Jenny Meadows will travel to Beijing as part of Team GB for the World Championships.

The middle-distance runner was left hoping she had done enough after failing to cement a place in the British Championships earlier this month, where she came sixth in the 800m when she needed to finish in the top two.

However, the 34-year-old banked the times needed for selection with her fate left in the hands of team officials, who announced her in their squad today (Tuesday).

Meadows remained buoyant after the event and said preparations had been going well.

She has run inside the 2.01:00 standard on three occasions since January and believes she’s in the shape to be competitive in Beijing, where she was a semi-finalist at the 2008 Olympics.

“The last three weeks training have been brilliant,” said the Wigan Harrier.

“The whole season is about the World championships and I have got the time three times so hopefully that is going to be enough.”

Full Team GB Squad:

Men: James Dasaolu, Richard Kilty, Chijindu Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Daniel Talbot, Jarryd Dunn, Rabah Yousif Bkheit, Kyle Langford, Michael Rimmer, Charlie Grice, Chris O’Hare, Mo Farah, Tom Farrell, Lawrence Clarke, Niall Flannery, Robbie Grabarz, Dan Bramble, Greg Rutherford, Steve Lewis, Mark Dry, Nick Miller, Tom Bosworth, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington, Adam Gemili, Jack Green, Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams, Delano Williams.

Women: Asha Philip, Margaret Adeoye, Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams, Christine Ohuruogu, Anyika Onuora, Jenny Meadows, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp, Laura Muir, Laura Weightman, Steph Twell, Kate Avery, Cindy Ofili, Tiffany Porter, Meghan Beesley, Eilidh Child, Morgan Lake, Isobel Pooley, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Shara Proctor, Lorraine Ugen, Holly Bradshaw, Sophie Hitchon, Goldie Sayers, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Louise Bloor, Desiree Henry, Jodie Williams, Darryll Neita, Kirsten McAslan, Seren Bundy-Davies, Laviai Nielson, Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu, Anyika Onuora.