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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.
OLYMPIC TEAM ANNOUNCED! Thrilled to see TWELVE Scots in the line-up for Tokyo – our #TokyoTwelve. Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches! https://t.co/rMzMSL5rxU pic.twitter.com/dMbWdTJdxL— scottishathletics (@scotathletics) June 29, 2021
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.