Welsh athletes Dai Greene (Swansea Harriers; Benke Blomkvist) and Brett Morse (Cardiff AAC; Ryan Spencer-Jones) have both been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Athletics World Cup which takes place at the London Stadium on 14th and 15th July. Dai will compete in the Men's 400m Hurdles, whilst Brett has been selected to compete in the Men's Discus, after both athletes were crowned British Champions in their respective events last weekend in Birmingham.
British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said: “Following on from a highly-competitive Müller British Athletics Championships at the weekend, we are delighted to announce those athletes selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the Athletics World Cup in London.
“The Athletics World Cup is an exciting new addition to the athletics calendar for 2018 and as a team we will be striving to achieve the highest finish possible. The team format adds something different compared to other championships with points on offer as well as medals and I look forward to seeing our athletes relish in the unique nature of the event.
“The London Stadium is a fantastic venue for athletics and we have a balanced team of experienced athletes who have competed at the very highest level and those who will be making their senior British debuts as they look to reach the top of the sport.”
As well as competing for a maximum eight points across the 34 events on the Athletics World Cup schedule, each individual athlete in the overall winning team will receive $10,000. Each individual athlete from the nation finishing as runners-up will receive $8,888 with third receiving £7,777 all the way down to seventh receiving £3,333 each and eighth receiving $2,200.
The Athletics World Cup will be broadcast on Sky Sports, as Great Britain and Northern Ireland battle with Jamaica, USA, South Africa, Poland, China, Germany and France for the team title.