Dwain Chambers selected for European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg

Last Updated: 19/02/13 2:19pm

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Dwain Chambers: Joining British squad for Euro indoors

Dwain Chambers: Joining British squad for Euro indoors

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Dwain Chambers has been included in Britain's team for the European Indoor Championships despite a less than inspiring return from back trouble.

Chambers was unable to compete in the trials in Sheffield before managing fifth on his comeback to the 60 metres at last weekend's British Athletics Grand Prix.

The 34-year-old, who won silver in Paris two years ago, admitted afterwards he did not want to go to next month's championships in Gothenburg if he was not fully fit.

But he has been given the green light to join the team, which will be captained by Jenny Meadows.

Meadows only returned to action after 16 months out in Birmingham at the weekend but she has been selected to defend her 800m crown after going under the qualifying mark.

"It's a great honour to be named captain of the GB & NI team," Meadows said.

"I'm really excited to be given the opportunity to follow Helen Clitheroe, who did such a brilliant job in Paris two years ago."

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, who won the 3,000m two years ago, is an expected absence from the team after previously indicating he was focusing on the outdoor season.

But even with Farah absent, new coach Peter Eriksson hopes the team can match or better the eight medals they won in Paris.

He said: "I have been really encouraged by the performances so far by the team in 2013, and I'm sure this will continue at the European Indoors.

"Jenny (Meadows) has shown that she is a very strong character, with great leadership qualities and experience on this stage - she will be a great captain for the GB & NI team."

Squad:

Men - 60m: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Dasaolu; 400m: Michael Bingham, Nigel Levine, Richard Strachan; 800m: Mukhtar Mohammed, Michael Rimmer, Joe Thomas; 60m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi; 4x400m: Michael Bingham, Richard Buck, Luke Lennon-Ford, Nigel Levine, Richard Strachan, Conrad Williams; High Jump: Robbie Grabarz; Pole Vault: Steve Lewis; Long Jump: Chris Tomlinson.

Women - 60m: Asha Philip; 400m: Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Perri Shakes-Drayton; 800m: Jenny Meadows (capt); 1500m: Laura Muir; 3000m: Lauren Howarth; 4x400m: Margaret Adeoye, Meghan Beesley, Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Christine Ohuruogu, Perri Shakes-Drayton; Pole Vault: Holly Bleasdale; Long Jump: Shara Proctor; Triple Jump: Yamile Aldama.

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