The Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad for the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in Paris, France has been announced by UK Athletics.

Reigning Paralympic champions Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Hannah Cockroft, Aled Davies, Sophie Hahn, Owen Miller, Dan Pembroke and Thomas Young will all compete at the Charlety Stadium next month. Nine athletes receive their maiden call-ups to a GB & NI senior team including Funmi Oduwaiye in the women’s F64 Shot Put and Discus, Commonwealth Games champion Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker in the T47 100m & 4x100m Universal Relay, and Kevin Santos - who won the UK Athletics Indoor Championships 60m title earlier this year – also in the T47 100m.

The world championships – the first to be held since 2019 – take place just over a year ahead of the 2024 edition of the Paralympic Games which will also be held in Paris. Head of Paralympic Performance at UKA and Team Leader for the Championships, Tom Paulson, commented following the team selection; “I am really pleased that we have selected such a strong team for the World Para Athletics Championships.

“It is an important stage in the cycle leading into the Paralympic Games, so with just over a year to go until the Games, this will be a good indicator for athletes and their support teams as they continue their journey to Paris 2024. Heading to Paris this year and getting used to that Championship environment is hugely beneficial for the athletes and will be a chance to go through the processes a year out.

“I am looking forward to seeing how they all perform in this Championship environment. It is pleasing to see nine athletes receive their first call-ups to senior GB & NI teams, which shows the pathway is in a strong position. Earning a place in the team for the worlds and competing against the best on the global stage will be an invaluable experience for them.”

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Para Athletics Championships, Paris, France (8-17 July):


  • Kare Adenegan (Job King, Coventry) – T34 100m and 800m
  • Fabienne André (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) – T34 100m and 800m
  • Hollie Arnold (David Turner, Blackheath and Bromley) – F46 Javelin
  • Olivia Breen (Aston Moore, City of Portsmouth) – T38 Long Jump and 100m
  • Lydia Church (Mark Edwards, Peterborough & Nene Valley) – F12 Shot Put
  • Hannah Cockroft (Paul Moseley, Leeds) – T34 100m, 800m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Sabrina Fortune (Ryan Spencer-Jones / Ian Robinson, Deeside) – F20 Shot Put
  • Kayleigh Haggo (John Owens, Ayr Seaforth) – T72 100m
  • Sophie Hahn (Leon Baptiste, Charnwood) – T38 100m, 200m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Sammi Kinghorn (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T53 100m, 400m, 800m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Maria Lyle (Jamie Bowie, Team East Lothian) – T35 100m & 200m 
  • Anna Nicholson (Richard Kaufman, Gateshead) – F35 Shot Put
  • Funmi Oduwaiye (Josh Clark, Cardiff & The Vale Schs) – F64 Shot Put and Discus
  • Eden Rainbow-Cooper (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) – T54 800m, 1500m & 5000m
  • Ali Smith (Benke Blomkvist, Guildford & Godalming) – T38 100m, 400m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Hannah Taunton (Charlotte Fisher, Taunton) – T20 1500m
  • Mel Woods (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T54 400m, 800m & 1500m


  • Columba Blango (Chris Zah, Shaftesbury Barnet) – T20 400m
  • Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Bethan Partridge, Newham and Essex Beagles) – T64 High Jump
  • Steven Bryce (Steven Doig, Victoria Park City of Glasgow) – T20 1500m
  • Karim Chan (Lukasz Zawila, Charnwood) – T38 Long Jump
  • Richard Chiassaro (Jenni Banks, Harlow) – T54 400m
  • Barney Corrall (Aston Moore, Charnwood) – T37 Long Jump
  • Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Cardiff) – F63 Shot Put
  • David Devine (Tony Clarke, Liverpool) – T13 5000m
  • Gavin Drysdale (David Phee, Red Star) – T72 100m
  • Dan Greaves (Zane Duquemin, Charnwood) – F64 Discus
  • Michael Jenkins (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Pembrokeshire) – F38 Shot Put
  • Kyle Keyworth (Kes Salmon, Manchester Harriers) – T35 100m & 200m
  • Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins, Kirkby AC) – T54 400m, 800m & 1500m
  • Owen Miller (Steven Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m
  • Luke Nuttall (Sonia and Chris McGeorge, Charnwood) - T46 1500m
  • Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker (Nat Senior, Newham & Essex Beagles) – T47 100m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Jonnie Peacock (Dan Pfaff / Benke Blomkvist, Charnwood) – T64 100m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Dan Pembroke (David Turner, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) – F13 Javelin
  • Marcus Perrineau-Daley (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) - T52 100m
  • Ben Sandilands (Steven Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m
  • Kevin Santos (Mike Utting, City of Norwich) – T47 100m
  • Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste, Cleethorpes) – T12 100m & 4x100m Universal Relay
  • Daniel Sidbury (Chris Parsloe, Sutton & District) – T54 400m, 800m, 1500m & 5000m
  • Luke Sinnott (Roger Keller, Bournemouth) – T63 Long Jump
  • Zak Skinner (Aston Moore, Loughborough Students) – T13 Long Jump
  • Rafi Solaiman (Phil Fleetwood, Charnwood) – T72 100m
  • Harrison Walsh (Nathan Stephens, Swansea) – F64 Discus
  • Thomas Young (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) – T38 100m