23 FEB 2010 General News

World champions Idowu and Ennis head Britain’s World Indoor medal challenge

Great Britain's Phillips Idowu in action setting a personal best distance of 17.73m to win the men's Triple Jump final in Berlin (Getty Images)Great Britain's Phillips Idowu in action setting a personal best distance of 17.73m to win the men's Triple Jump final in Berlin (Getty Images) © Copyright

World Champions Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu will travel to the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Doha Qatar from 12 - 14 March as part of the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.

World champion triple jumper, Idowu will be defending the World Indoor title he won in Valencia two years ago, whilst heptathlon World champion Jessica Ennis makes her assault on honours in the Pentathlon.

Also named were sprint duo Dwain Chambers and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey who set the standard for British 60m sprinting with their blistering dash at the recent Aviva World Indoor trials and UK Championships, Chambers setting the fastest time in the world this year with a time of 6.50 and Aikines-Aryeetey close behind with 6.55.

British record holders Jenny Meadows and Kate Dennison, who set new 800m and Pole Vault national records respectively at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham last weekend are also included in the squad.

Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Indoor Championships:

Men

60metres: Dwain Chambers, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey; 400m: Richard Buck, Dale Garland; 800m: Andrew Osagie, Ed Aston; 1500m: Tim Bayley; 3000m: Scott Overall; 4x400m: Richard Buck, Dale Garland,  Chris Clarke, Nigel Levine, Conrad Williams, Luke Lennon-Ford; High Jump:Samson Oni, Tom Parsons; Pole Vault: Steve Lewis; Long Jump: Greg Rutherford, Chris Tomlinson; Triple Jump: Phillips Idowu; Shot: Carl Myerscough.

Women

60m: Joice Maduaka; 800m: Jenny Meadows, Vicky Griffiths; 1500m: Helen Clitheroe, Charlotte Best; 3000m: Gemma Turtle, Barbara Parker; 60mH: Gemma Bennett; 4x400m: Victoria Barr, Hayley Jones, Dawn Hunt, Lee McConnell, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Kim Wall; High Jump: Vikki Hubbard; Pole Vault: Kate Dennison; Pentathlon: Jessica Ennis.

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