• High-class sprinter to represent Britain

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Jamaican based top-class sprinter, Zharnel Hughes, has been cleared to compete for Great Britain.


Hughes, who trains along-side with greats Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, was born in the territory of Anguilla, but has held a British passport since birth. 

Last year in March, Hughes broke Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake's 100m junior record with a time of 10.12. The 19-year-old sprinter won Carifta Games Under-20 title in 2013.

Most recently Hughes also almost defeated world record holder Usain Bolt over 200m at Diamond League meet in New York.

"I have always known that if I was to run at the Olympics it would be in a British vest," Hughes said.  

Other athletes such as High jumper Victoria Dronsfield from Sweden and Americans Cindy Ofili (100m hurdler), Shante Little (400m hurdler) and Montene Speight (400m runner) have all been cleared to represent team Great Britain. 

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