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Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (often referred to as Great Britain) competed at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics from 27 August - 4 September 2011.

Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the
2011 World Championships in Athletics
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National federationUK Athletics
in Daegu
Ranked 6th
World Championships in Athletics appearances (overview)

Team selectionEdit

UK Athletics announced a team of 67 athletes on August 9 in preparation for the competition.[1] Team GB will be represented by defending World Champions Phillips Idowu and Jessica Ennis in the triple jump and the heptathlon respectively, as well as Lisa Dobriskey and Jenny Meadows who won silver and bronze medals at the 2009 World Championships respectively. Selected athletes had achieved at least one of the competition's A or B qualifying standards.

Head coach Charles van Commenne has expressed a target of 10 medal opportunities, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Apart from the defending medallists, the team also includes the Women's 400m gold and silver medallists from the 2007 World Championships, Christine Ohuruogu and Nicola Sanders, respectively and two individual medallists from the 1999 World Championships, 100m bronze medallist Dwain Chambers and women's triple jump silver medallist Yamila Aldama.

In addition, the team includes 2 athletes invited by the IPC for exhibition events: Michael Bushell, 400m T53 (wheelchair) men, and Rochelle Woods, 800m T54 (wheelchair) women.[2]

The following athletes appeared on the preliminary Entry List,[2] but not on the Official Start List of the specific event,[3] resulting in total number of 59 competitors:

KEY: Did not participate Competed in another event
Event Athlete
Men 4 x 100 metres relay Mark Lewis-Francis
Daniel Talbot
4 x 400 metres relay Richard Buck
Luke Lennon-Ford
Women 4 x 100 metres relay Montell Douglas
Abiodun Oyepitan
Asha Philip
4 x 400 metres relay Eilidh Child
Nadine Okyere


The following British competitors won medals at the Championships