British Athletics have accepted an IAAF invite for Jazmin Sawyers to compete in the long jump at the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 while Imani-Lara Lansiquot is now selected to compete individually in the 100m.
Sawyers – who made her World Championship debut in London in 2017 – will get the chance to pull on the British vest at the global gathering for the second time after receiving an IAAF invite in the women’s long jump.
Meanwhile Lansiquot, who reached the European 100m final on her senior individual GB & NI debut last summer and also won 4x100m relay gold, has been added to the event as a result of the British Athletics team being granted a fourth qualifying spot.
The extra selection follows as a result of Dina Asher-Smith’s (Blackheath & Bromley; John Blackie) IAAF Diamond League title victory in the 100m last week. Diamond League winners receive a wildcard entry to the World Championships in Doha, and therefore British Athletics can select a fourth athlete.
Lansiquot’s addition is significant with GB & NI never before having fielded four athletes in the women’s 100m at a World Championships while Sawyers’ invite for the women’s long jump increases the size of the British team for Doha to 73.