MX23RW : Friday, November 16 10:19:52

Greg Rutherford, Dina Asher-Smith in Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Greg Rutherford, Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili are named in the Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford and British 100m and 200m record holder Dina Asher-Smith have been named in a 75-strong Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The pair will also be joined by Commonwealth 100m silver medallist Adam Gemili and heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who was forced to pull out of Glasgow 2014.

Sprinter Asher-Smith, who picked up a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics, has emerged as an exciting prospect as she hopes to seal her first senior Commonwealth medal when the team compete in the Gold Coast next April.

"Being selected to compete for Team England is so special and having had an amazing experience at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011 I'm excited to be racing on that stage again," said the 21-year-old.

"I won two gold medals at that Youth Games and so adding a senior medal on the Gold Coast is now the goal."

England's chef de mission for the Commonwealth Games, Sarah Winckless, said: "We're incredibly proud to be announcing such a strong athletics team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. We're putting forward some of the best athletes in the world and we're confident that we will be sending the most prepared English team to Australia next April.

"We look forward to the high-level of competition the Commonwealth Games will provide and with our excellent team of staff focussing their efforts to ensure that when we get out there, Team England will have everything set up for a world-class performance environment."

In total, Team England will send around 600 athletes and staff Down Under, making it the largest ever team that the nation has had at an overseas sporting event.

Team England athletics:

Men:

100m: James Dasaolu, Adam Gemili
200m: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Danny Talbot, Zharnel Hughes
400m: Matt Hudson-Smith
800m: Kyle Langford, Elliot Giles, Andrew Osagie
1500m: Charlie Grice
10,000m: Andy Vernon
110m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi, Dave King
400m hurdles: Jack Green
20km walk: Tom Bosworth, Callum Wilkinson
High jump: Robbie Grabarz, Tom Gale, Chris Baker
Pole vault: Adam Hague, Luke Cutts
Long jump: Greg Rutherford, Dan Bramble
Triple jump: Nathan Fox, Nathan Douglas, Ben Williams
Hammer Nick Miller, Taylor Campbell
Decathlon: Ashley Bryant, John Lane
4x100m: Dasaolu, Gemili, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Mitchell-Blake, Talbot, Hughes
4x400m: Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif, Martyn Rooney, George Caddick

Women:

100m: Asha Philip, Desiree Henry
200m: Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams
800m: Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Adelle Tracey
1500m: Sarah McDonald, Jess Judd, Katie Snowden
5000m: Laura Weightman
100m hurdles: Tiffany Porter
400m hurdles: Meghan Beesley
3000m steeplechase: Rosie Clarke, Iona Lake
20km walk: Gemma Bridge
High jump: Morgan Lake, Bethan Partridge
Pole vault: Holly Bradshaw, Lucy Bryan, Molly Caudery
Long jump: Lorraine Ugen, Shara Proctor, Jazmin Sawyers
Shot put: Rachel Wallader, Amelia Strickler
Discus: Jade Lally
Hammer: Sophie Hitchon
Heptathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Niamh Emerson, Katie Stainton
Marathon: Alyson Dixon, Sonia Samuels
4x100m: Philip, Henry, Asher-Smith, Williams, Ashleigh Nelson, Corinne Humphreys
4x400m: Emily Diamond, Finette Agyapong, Anyika Onuora, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Margaret Adeoye, Cheriece Hylton


Click here for more stories about Dina Asher-Smith

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
Ben Hawes #8 of the Water Team (Great Britain) runs with the ball against team Fire (Asian Barbarians) during day two of the 2013 Hong Kong 6's at Hong Kong Football Club on March 29, 2013
Read Next:
Hawes named chair of BOA Athletes' Commission
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account