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Zak Skinner (centre) is one of ten Loughborough-based athletes to be selected in the GB Para Athletics squad for the upcoming World Championships.

Zak Skinner (centre) is one of ten Loughborough-based athletes to be selected in the GB Para Athletics squad for the upcoming World Championships.

Strong Loughborough presence in GB Para Athletics squad for World Championships

Ten Loughborough-based athletes have been selected for the World Para Athletics Championships 2019 which will be held in Dubai from Nov 7-15.

Libby Clegg returns to the 43-strong squad in T11 200m & universal 4x100m relay after a period away from the sport following the birth of her son.

She is joined by Sophie Hahn who will compete in the T38 100m, 200m & universal 4x100m relay, and Hannah Cockroft will look to impress in the T34 100m & 800m.

In the Men’s team, Jonnie Peacock has been selected for the T64 100m & universal 4x100m relay, whilst Zak Skinner will challenge in the T13 long jump & universal 4x100m relay. Loughborough University alumni Jonathan Broom-Edwards has also been picked in T64 high jump.

The squad is also made up of a number of athletes who regularly train on campus. Richard Whitehead (T61 200m), Hollie Arnold (F46 javelin), Olivia Breen (T38 long jump & 100m) and Stef Reid (T64 long jump) have all made the cut and will travel to the United Arab Emirates this autumn.

LOUGHBOROUGH ATHLETES SELECTED FOR THE WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DUBAI, NOVEMBER 7-15

Women

Hollie Arnold – F46 javelin
Olivia Breen – T38 long jump & 100m
Libby Clegg (guide runner: Thomas Somers) – T11 200m & universal 4x100m relay
Hannah Cockroft – T34 100m & 800m
Sophie Hahn – T38 100m, 200m & universal 4x100m relay
Stef Reid – T64 long jump

Men

Jonathan Broom-Edwards – T64 high jump
Jonnie Peacock – T64 100m & universal 4x100m relay
Zak Skinner – T13 long jump & universal 4x100m relay
Richard Whitehead – T61 200m

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