Olympic qualifier Chris Thompson explains his ‘explosion of emotion’
The first seven members of the Team GB athletics squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been confirmed.
Trials winners Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis have been selected alongside Ben Connor, Callum Hawkins, Jess Piasecki and Steph Twell in the men’s and women’s marathons.
Tom Bosworth, who finished sixth at Rio 2016, will contest the 20km race walk.
The Games, postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled to take place from 23 July-8 August.
Thompson and Davis finished inside the qualifying times at March’s Kew Gardens trials, with Connor coming second behind Thompson having set the qualifying standard in a previous race.