Greg Rutherford leads UK Athletics team of 23 for Portland2016 , from EME News


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BIRMINGHAM (GBR): 23 athletes have been named on the British team for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland. The squad includes Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Olympic high jump bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz and UK champion Chris Baker, who has cleared 2.36m this winter. James Dasaolu and Andy Robertson, first and second in the UK Indoor Championships, will compete in the 60m. On the women's side, IAAF World Indoor Tour winner Lorraine Ugen and world silver medallist Shara Proctor will compete in the long jump, UK champion Asha Philip and world 200m finalist Dina Asher-Smith will compete in the 60m, European silver medallist Lynsey Sharp will compete in the 800m alongside UK champion Adelle Tracey while European champion Tiffany Porter will contend for a medal in the 60mH. Double world junior champion Morgan Lake will start in the pentathlon.

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