Angie Petty has been announced as an additional selection for the IAAF World Championships to be held in Beijing, China in August.
Petty bettered both the IAAF Entry Standard and the Athletics New Zealand A Selection Standard over 800m in Watford at the weekend and will compete in her second world championships, following her debut in Moscow two years ago.
Petty is currently in Gwanju, Korea, to race in the 800m at the World University Games starting next Wednesday. She finished fourth in that event two years ago in Kazan, Russia just prior to the last world championships.
To date 13 athletes have been selected for the world championships, with the potential fur futher selections. The final selection announcement will be made on 11 August. This selection will include any further athletes who reach the qualifying criteria and additionally may include athletes who receive IAAF invitations.
The championships will be held in the famous Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing 22 - 30 August.
Selections to date
Valerie Adams (Auckland) Shot Put
Alana Barber (Auckland) 20km race-walk
Portia Bing (Auckland) Heptathlon
Michael Cochrane (Waikato BoP) 400m hurdles
Stuart Farquhar (Waikato BoP) Javelin
Rosa Flanagan (Canterbury) 3000m steeplechase
Siositina Hakeai (Auckland) Discus
Nikki Hamblin (Waikato BoP) 5000m
Jacko Gill (Auckland) Shot Put
Angie Petty (Canterbury) 800m
Quentin Rew (Aust based) 20km race-walk, 50km race-walk
Tom Walsh (Canterbury) Shot Put
Nicholas Willis (USA based) 1500m, 5000m
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