By Glen Andrews, World-Track
LONDON – Dwain Chambers has been named in a 60-member Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for next month’s IAAF World Championships in Berlin.
Chambers has been selected to race in both 100m and 200m dash, despite pulling out of the half-lap at the UK trials.
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said the sprinter has more than enough qualifying times in both events and should be given his chance to compete.
"This team has been selected to give us the best possible results at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin," said Van Commenee
"I expect to see athletes demonstrating their ability to perform at the highest level under pressure.
"Of course we are on a long-term journey to 2012, but we can’t wait three years for the medals and performances, I want to see both in Berlin and then more next year and the year after until we get to London. This is our first staging post on our toughest ever journey."
The 31-year-old who has four qualifying standard times joins trials winner Simeon Williamson and Tyrone Edgar in the 100m and Marlon Devonish and Toby Sandeman in the 200m.
World and Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu is said to be doubtful for the world championships, but has been selected despite struggling with a hamstring injury.
100m: Dwain Chambers, Tyrone Edgar and Simeon Williamson
200m: Chambers, Marlon Devonish and Toby Sandeman
400m: Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney and Robert Tobin
800m: Michael Rimmer
1500m: Andy Baddeley and Tom Lancashire
5000m: Mo Farah
110m hurdles: Gianni Frankis and Andy Turner
400m hurdles: David Greene and Rhys Williams
4x100m: Harry Akines-Aryeetey, Devonish, Edgar, Rikki Fifton, Craig Pickering and Williamson
4x400m: Bingham, Chris Clarke, Nigel Levine, Rooney, Tobin and Conrad Williams
High jump: Germaine Mason
Pole vault: Luke Cutts and Steve Lewis
Long jump: Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson
Triple jump: Larry Achike, Nathan Douglas and Phillips Idowu
Shot put: Carl Myerscough
Javelin: Mervyn Luckwell
200m: Emily Freeman
400m: Christine Ohuruogu and Nicola Sanders
800m: Jenny Meadows, Marilyn Okoro and Jemma Simpson
1500m: Lisa Dobriskey, Charlene Thomas and Stephanie Twell
3,000m steeplechase: Helen Clitheroe
Marathon: Paula Radcliffe
20km walk: Joanna Jackson
110m hurdles: Sarah Claxton and Jessica Ennis
400m hurdles: Eilidh Child and Perri Shakes- Drayton
Pole vault: Kate Dennison
Javelin: Goldie Sayers
Hammer: Zoe Derham
Heptathlon: Ennis and Louise Hazel
4x100m: Emma Ania, Montell Douglas, Jeanette Kwakye, Joice Maduaka, Anyika Onuora and Laura Turner
4x400m: Vicky Barr, Lee McConnell, Ohuruogu, Okoro, Sanders and Shakes-Drayton