James Tomlinson returns to the scene of his British U18 discus record breaking exploits when he competes for Britain’s Under-20 team in Loughborough on Sunday.
The Pembrokeshire thrower is one of four of Wales’ talented youngsters names in the GB squad for the prestigious international meeting where they will face many of their Welsh team-mates.
Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist Tomlinson set the mark two years ago of 63.48m and is relishing competing again having just returned from a Welsh Athletics training camp in Portugal.
Thank you to British Athletics for another perfect opportunity for a quality competition! I set the British u18 record here in 2017 and I’m back this year as an u20 with some serious intent. Well done and good luck to all the other GB athletes selected ! 🇬🇧🏴 https://t.co/7ksJQIosLj
— James Tomlinson (@Jamesthrows) May 14, 2019
Cardiff’s Sarah Omoregie, like Tomlinson a Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist, will also be returning to the Paula Radcliffe Stadium where she took shot put bronze last year.
Teenage sprint ace Jeremiah Azu lines-up in the 100m having set personal bests over both sprint distances competing for Cardiff at the British Athletics League meeting in Swansea last Sunday.
The times also took Azu to the top of the European Under-20 100m and 200m leading marks this season.
Neath javelin thrower Bethany Moule will complete the Welsh quartet as she earns her first British vest.
— Bethany Moule (@beth_moule) May 14, 2019
Team leader Trevor Painter said: “The team that we have selected for the Loughborough International match is one that we believe has the potential to score some good performances across the board for the British team.
“We see the match as a perfect stepping stone towards the European Under-20 Championships in Borås later this year and it offers a fantastic chance for some of the best rising stars in British athletics to test themselves against some of the best domestic athletes in the United Kingdom.”