David Weir to headline English Commonwealth team

Eight para-athletes named as part of England track and field squad for Glasgow 2014. 17 Jun 2014
David Weir

David Weir won gold in a tight finish in the 5,000m T54 race on Day 4 of London 2012.

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By Commwealth Games England

David Weir, the four-time gold medal winner at the London 2012 Paralympic Games is amongst the headline names in track and field selected to represent Team England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In total, Commonwealth Games England have named a squad of 127 athletes, including 10 para-athletes and a guide.

Joining Weir who will compete in the 1,500m T54 will be three-time world discus champion Dan Greaves who will go head-to-head with Welsh team captain Aled Davies in the discuss F42/44.

Other names included are Daniel Hooker (100m T37), Selina Litt and Guide Ryan Henry-Asqutih (100m T11/12), Will Smith (1,500m T54), Jade Jones (1,500m T53/54), Shelly Woods (1,500m T53/54), Lauren Rowles (1,500m T53/54), Bethany Woodward (long jump T37/38) and Fiona Clarke (long jump T37/38).

Last week Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott were also named to the English Commonwealth Team for Glasgow to compete in the para-cycling tandem.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place between will take place between 23 July and 3 August. The event features five para-sports: athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting and swimming.