12 JUL 1999 General News

Great Britain and NI announce a 24-member team for Bydgoszcz

Great Britain and NI announce a 24member team for Bydgoszcz

13 July 1999 - Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be sending a 24-strong team to the inaugural IAAF World Youth Championships to be held 16-18 July in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Over 70 countries are expected to compete. Included among the ‘ones to watch’ is 16 year old Mark Lewis Francis – an exciting addition to Britain’s growing group of exceptionally talented sprinters – and 15 year old Aileen Wilson, the youngest member of the team and the youngest ever champion in any event when she won the AAA Under 20 title last year aged just 14!

Men
100m Mark Lewis-Francis
200m Timothy Benjamin
400m Geoffrey Djan
3000m Mohammed Farah
110m Hurdles Dominic Girdler
400m Hurdles Tristan Anthony, Jeffrey Christie
2000m Steeplechase Thomas Hoskins
Long Jump Martin Taylor
Pole Vault Cameron Johnson
Discus Throw Gregory Beard
Hammer Throw Nicholas Williams
Shot Put Gregory Beard

Women
100m Donna Maylor, Lowri Jones
200m Lowri Jones, Kim Wall
800m Emma Ward, Lisa Dobriskey
1500m Emma Ward
5000m Walk Amy Hales
400m Hurdles Nicola Sanders
High Jump Aileen Wilson
Long Jump Rachel Hogg
Triple Jump Rachel Hogg
Javelin Throw Goldie Sayers
Discus Throw Claire Smitherson
Shot Put Claire Smithson, Joanne Street

For more detailed information about the British 'ones to watch' please consult the Athletes section