European champion now named for both the individual event and 4x400m relay in Beijing, while Andy Vernon and Lennie Waite are among athletes with unsuccessful appeals

Martyn Rooney is to represent Great Britain in the 400m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing following a successful appeal.

The European champion had initially only been named as part of the 4x400m relay squad but will now also join his GB team-mates Jarryd Dunn and Rabah Yousif in contesting the individual event.

Meanwhile, athletes such as Andy Vernon and Lennie Waite will not be joining Rooney in China after their respective appeals for the 10,000m and 3000m steeplechase were unsuccessful.

“So I’ve officially been selected for Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 400m at the IAAF World Championships!” Rooney wrote on his website.

“Hopefully it will be my only experience of the appeals process and I can go on and represent GB to the best of my ability.”

Rooney is the reigning European champion and had achieved the qualifying mark once but finished third at the trials behind Yousif and Dunn. Two days after the team was announced, with Rooney named for the 4x400m but not the individual event, the 28-year-old ran a season’s best of 45.41 in Stockholm.

Also among those to submit an appeal was European 10,000m silver medallist Vernon. UK Athletics performance director Neil Black had said that the 29-year-old’s form had not shown him as a top-eight contender for Beijing or as a future medal prospect and that recent spats with Mo Farah had not been a factor in his non-selection. You can read more on this, including comments from Vernon, in the August 6 edition of AW magazine.

Waite, who won the 3000m steeplechase by 14 seconds at the British Championships, also failed in her appeal. The 29-year-old achieved the qualifying standard for Beijing once but the British Athletics selection criteria states that two standards must be set in order to secure automatic selection after a trials top two spot.

GB & NI team for the IAAF World Championships

MEN

100m
James Dasaolu
Richard Kilty
Chijindu Ujah

200m
Zharnel Hughes
Daniel Talbot

400m
Jarryd Dunn
Martyn Rooney
Rabah Yousif

800m
Kyle Langford
Michael Rimmer

1500m
Charlie Grice
Chris O’Hare

5000m
Mo Farah
Tom Farrell

10,000m
Mo Farah

110m hurdles
Lawrence Clarke

400m hurdles
Niall Flannery

High jump
Robbie Grabarz

Long jump
Dan Bramble
Greg Rutherford

Pole vault
Steve Lewis

Hammer throw
Mark Dry
Nick Miller

20km walk
Tom Bosworth

4x100m relay
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
James Ellington
Adam Gemili
Richard Kilty
Danny Talbot
Chijindu Ujah

4x400m relay
Jack Green
Martyn Rooney
Conrad Williams
Delano Williams
Jarryd Dunn
Rabah Yousif

WOMEN

100m
Asha Philip

200m
Margaret Adeoye
Dina Asher-Smith
Bianca Williams

400m
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora

800m
Jenny Meadows
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke
Lynsey Sharp

1500m
Laura Muir
Laura Weightman

5000m
Steph Twell

10,000m
Kate Avery

100m hurdles
Cindy Ofili
Tiffany Porter

400m hurdles
Meghan Beesley
Eilidh Child

High jump
Morgan Lake
Isobel Pooley

Long jump
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Shara Proctor
Lorraine Ugen

Pole vault
Holly Bradshaw

Hammer throw
Sophie Hitchon

Javelin
Goldie Sayers

Heptathlon
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Katarina Johnson-Thompson

4x100m relay
Louise Bloor
Desiree Henry
Jodie Williams
Daryll Neita
Asha Philip
Dina Asher-Smith
Bianca Williams

4x400m relay
Kirsten McAslan
Seren Bundy-Davies
Laviai Nielson
Margaret Adeoye
Eilidh Child
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora