Melanie and Owen all set for World Para Champs in Japan

Friday 12th April 2024

British Athletics selection announcement

Two Scottish athletes are headed to Japan for the Para World Champs.

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad has been announced for the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe between 17-25 May.

And we are excited to see Scottish duo Owen Miller and Melanie Woods among the 18-strong team.

We send our warm congratulations to Owen and Melanie and their coaches, Steve Doig and Rodger Harkins, and their families and clubs.

The team has been selected to fulfil a goal of UK Athletics aim to provide qualification opportunities and global international competition opportunities to support medal success at the 2024 Paralympic Games.

Head of Paralympic Performance, Tom Paulson, said: ‘This is a unique Championships taking place a couple of months out from the Paralympic Games, with Paris the main focus for athletes this season.

‘However, we have a very strong squad heading out to Japan who will be targeting world success.

‘We have selected a team which balances the aims of providing qualification opportunities to achieve quota slots at the Paralympic Games for many athletes on the team, while also supporting those medallists from last year’s Championships who have outlined – whilst satisfying the selection panel – that competing in Kobe at these Championships is a vital part of their preparation for Paris.

‘I am looking forward to seeing how all the athletes perform in Japan next month.’

Scots with the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, 17-25 May 2024:


Mel Woods (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T54 400m, 800m and 1500m


Owen Miller (Steven Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m


Tags: Japan, Melanie Woods, Owen Miller

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