Current SportsAid athletes Jessica Turner (pictured), Shannon Hylton and Zak Seddon have been named in the 80-strong team set to represent Great Britain at next month’s IAAF World Championships in London. They are joined by 38 members of SportsAid’s alumni, including ‘double, double’ Olympic champion Mo Farah, plus three TASS athletes being supported this year – Callum Wilkinson, Cameron Chalmers and Sarah McDonald.
SportsAid athletes representing Team England, Team Scotland, Team Wales and Team Isle of Man returned from the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games with a total of 29 medals won across six sports. There were 13 gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals achieved by young sports stars either currently or previously supported by the charity. Team England came top of the overall standings having claimed 51 medals.