Christine Ohuruogu and Dwain Chambers in GB team for World Relay Championships

Last Updated: 13/05/14 12:53pm

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Dwain Chambers (C): Gunning for sprint glory in the Bahamas

Dwain Chambers (C): Gunning for sprint glory in the Bahamas

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Great Britain have called up the big guns to compete at the inaugural IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas later in May.

Christine Ohuruogu and Dwain Chambers have been included in a 24-strong squad with men's and women's teams in the 4x100 metres and 4x400m set for the event in Nassau on May 24-25.

The top eight teams in the events will automatically qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

World indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty is in the 4x100m squad with Chambers, but James Dasaolu and Adam Gemili were not selected.

Dasaolu, the second fastest Briton in history, is concentrating on working on his fitness after a hamstring injury which ruled him out of the World Indoor Championships, while Gemili has university exams.

World 400m champion Ohuruogu's younger sister Victoria joins her on the 4x400m team.

British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: "These championships provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams capable of winning medals at this year's European Championships and future senior major championships.

"The team selected is a blend of experience and youth and one that I am sure will rise to the occasion of this unique format.

"These championships also provide a good opportunity for our relay squads to qualify for the 2015 World Championships."

GB Team for IAAF World Relay Championships

Men's 4x100m: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Ellington, Richard Kilty, Andrew Robertson, Danny Talbot

Women's 4x100m: Desiree Henry, Hayley Jones, Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip, Bianca Williams, Jodie Williams

Men's 4x400m: Dan Awde, Michael Bingham, Jamie Bowie, Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams

Women's 4x400m: Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Emily Diamond, Christine Ohuruogu, Victoria Ohuruogu

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