Nick Willis misses out on squad for IAAF World Championships

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Publish Date
Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 7:06PM
Nick Willis at Cooks Classic earlier this year. (Photo / NZ Herald)

One of New Zealand's most decorated athletes has missed out on the 13 strong team named for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Doha.

Double Olympic medalist Nick Willis failed to meet the qualifying criteria and was relying on an invitation from the IAAF to compete, but it hasn't been forthcoming.

Reigning world champion shot putter Tom Walsh heads the Kiwi contingent along with young sprinters Zoe Hobbs and Eddie Osei-Nketia [oh-say-n-ket-ee-ah]

Alana Barber and Quentin Rew will line-up in the race walks, and Malcolm Hicks and Caden Shields will compete in the marathon.

Shotputter Maddison-Lee Wesche and high jumper Hamish Kerr will make their world championship debuts.

Hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe, shotputter Jacko Gill, 10,000 metre runner Camille Buscomb and 400 metres hurdler Portia Bing have also been named.


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