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The 12 athletes, which also include Jemma Reekie, Jake Wightman, Laura Muir, and Andrew Butchart, are part of Team GB heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Head of Performance with Scottish Athletics, Mark Pollard, announced the team with high praise for several of the athletes. The team is one of if not the greatest is Scottish history going to an Olympics.

Callum Hawkins is also going. While he will be competing in the marathon in Sapporo, 800 kilometres north of Tokyo.

Muir will double and is scheduled to race both the 800m as well as the 1500m events. McColgan will run the 5000m and 10,000m events.

Pollard, in his presentation speech said that he is as equally as proud of his veterans and first-time Olympians. “More often than not considering our population, we punch above our weight,” he said.

“For athletics in Scotland to have over double figures within a GB and NI team is very rare and reflects the achievement of those picked.” 

Full British team for Tokyo Olympics


100m: Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita, Asha Philip

200m: Beth Dobbin, Dina Asher-Smith

400m: Ama Pipi, Jodie Williams, Nicole Yeargin

800m: Keely Hodgkinson, Jemma Reekie, Laura Muir

1500m: Laura Muir, Katie Snowden

5,000m: Jessica Judd, Amy-Eloise Markovc, Eilish McColgan

10,000m: Eilish McColgan, Jessica Judd

Marathon: Stephanie Davis, Jessica Piasecki, Steph Twell

3000m steeplechase: Elizabeth Bird, Aimee Pratt

100m hurdles: Tiffany Porter, Cindy Sember

400m hurdles: Jessica Turner, Meghan Beesley, Jessie Knight

High jump: Morgan Lake

Pole vault: Holly Bradshaw

Long jump: Jazmin Sawyers, Abigail Irozuru, Lorraine Ugen

Shot: Sophie McKinna

Heptathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson – subject to fitness

4x100m Relay: Dina Asher-Smith, Beth Dobbin, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita, Ashleigh Nelson, Asha Philip

4x400m Relay: Zoey Clark, Emily Diamond, Jessie Knight, Laviai Nielsen, Ama Pipi, Jessica Turner, Hannah Williams, Jodie Williams, Nicole Yeargin


100m: CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Reece Prescod

200m: Adam Gemili,

800m: Elliot Giles, Oliver Dustin,Daniel Rowden

1500m: Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman, Jake Heyward

5,000m: Marc Scott, Andrew Butchart

10,000m: Marc Scott, Sam Atkin

Marathon: Ben Connor, Callum Hawkins, Chris Thompson

20km Race Walk Tom Bosworth, Callum Wilkinson

3000m Steeplechase: Phil Norman, Zak Seddon

110m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi

High Jump: Tom Gale

Pole Vault: Harry Coppell

Triple Jump: Ben Williams

Shot Put: Scott Lincoln

Discus: Lawrence Okoye

Hammer: Taylor Campbell, Nick Miller

Men’s 4x100m Relay: Adam Gemili, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Reece Prescod, CJ Ujah,

Men’s 4x400m Relay: Niclas Baker, Cameron Chalmers, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Michael Ohioze, Lee Thompson.

Butchart under investigation

Butchart allegedly said he changed the date on his COVID-19 test to get back in the country. He changed a previous PCR test after a delay in getting results back prior to his flight to the UK.

He apparently refutes this assertion, however, is being investigated for speaking about the alleged forgery during a podcast.

He claims that he was just speaking about how he has heard of other athletes who had to alter documents.