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OLYMPICS: Talbot earns 2012 relay place
DANNY Talbot will go to the Olympic Games after being named as part of Britain's 4x100m relay squad for London 2012.
The Trowbridge sprinter, 21, clinched a bronze medal in the men's 200m at the European Championships in Helsinki last Saturday.
Although that performance wasn't enough to persuade the Great Britain selectors to offer him a place in the individual event, the former St Augustine's College pupil will be part of the eight-strong Great Britain relay squad.
Talbot said on Twitter: "I'm going to the London Olympic Games for the 4x100m relay! So happy.''
He joins Adam Gemili, Dwain Chambers, James Dasaolu, Christian Malcolm, James Ellington, Simeon Williamson and Mark Lewis-Francis to contest place for the Great Britain quartet.
In the 200m, the selectors have opted against awarding a third discretionary place behind qualifiers Christian Malcolm and trials winner James Ellington.
Talbot ran inside the Olympic A standard time required last season but has been unable to dip under the mark this summer.
Elsewhere, several members of the Bath-based training group of Broughton Gifford athletics coach Malcolm Arnold were included.
World, Commonwealth and European champion Dai Greene, who lived in Trowbridge before moving to Bath, will go for gold in the 400m hurdles, as does fellow Bath-based athlete Jack Green, while Eilidh Child goes in the women's event.
Sprint hurdlers Lawrence Clarke and Andrew Pozzi go in the 110m hurdles.
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