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Rhys in as Gareth disappointed

Wednesday 4 July 2012

As expected after his gold medal winning performance in Helsinki, Cardiff's Rhys Williams' olympic team place was confirmed yesterday by UK Athletics. He takes his place alongside Christian Malcolm who goes to his fourth Olympic Games and has been selected for the 200m as well as the 4x100m relay. Somewhat surprisingly, Gareth Warburton was not amongst those announced yesterday despite being one of only three British athletes to have secured the A standard qualifying time. He may have paid the price for seeking a second A time in round one of the European Championships (and narrowly failing) and then missing out on a place in the final. In the circumstances he can feel somewhat aggrieved at his omission.

Perhaps it is still not too late for him to be added as there is still one place left open in the 800m. Let's hope so.

Congratulations also to Brett Morse and Dai Greene for their selections.