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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 11:16 GMT
Williamson joins Chambers in team
Simeon Williamson
Williamson has a season's best of 6.57 seconds
Simeon Williamson has been selected to contest the 60m alongside controversial sprinter Dwain Chambers at next month's World Indoor Championships.

The 22-year-old, who had been training with Chambers this season, was named in Britain's second wave of selections for the Valencia event on 7-9 March.

Craig Pickering dropped out of the running after injuring his hamstring.

Chambers, who served a two-year drugs ban, guaranteed his selection by winning the trials from Williamson.

UK Athletics had opposed the selection of Chambers because of his doping past but admitted its selection criteria gave them "no room to take any other decision".

Williamson said after the trials: "Dwain has done his time and I have no problem with him running."


The 22-year-old has been in impressive form this season, finishing second behind Chambers at the World Indoor trials before lowering his personal best to 6.57 seconds in Birmingham.

UK Athletics performance director Dave Collins said: "Simeon has had a fantastic indoor season and come through and coped very well under the amount of pressure and attention, and I look forward to seeing how he does.

"He is one for the future, but it is great to have so many for the future."

Other additions to the squad include, European 5,000m silver medallist Mo Farah and Nick McCormick in the 3,000m.

Farah is a late addition after initially ruling out an indoor season.

Michael East continued his comeback from two serious knee operations by winning selection in the 1500m while Damien Moss takes the second 800m spot.

Lisa Dobriskey will join previously selected Helen Clitheroe in the line-up for the 3,000m.

Great Britain's team for the World Indoor Championships:


60m: Dwain Chambers (Belgrave Harriers); Simeon Williamson (Highgate Harriers); reserve - Rikki Fifton (Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets).
400m: Richard Buck (City of York); Steve Green (Newham & Essex Beagles).
800m: Richard Hill (Notts AC); Damien Moss (Rugby & Northampton AC).
1500m: James McIlroy (WSE Hounslow); Michael East (Newham and Essex Beagles); reserve - James Brewer (Cheltenham & C Harriers).
3,000m: Mo Farah (Newham and Essex Beagles); Nick McCormick (Morpeth Harriers & AC).
60m hurdles: Allan Scott (Shaftesbury Barnet).
High jump: Samson Oni (Belgrave Harriers).
Pole vault: Steve Lewis (Newham & Essex Beagles).
Long jump: Chris Tomlinson (Newham & Essex Beagles).
Triple jump: Phillips Idowu (Belgrave Harriers).
Shot putt: Carl Myerscough (Blackpool).
4x400m relay: Buck, Green, Rob Tobin, Nick Leavey, Debo Ademuyewo, Dale Garland


60m: Laura Turner (Harrow AC); Jeanette Kwakye (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies); reserve - Montell Douglas (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC).
800m: Jenny Meadows (Wigan & District Harriers); Marilyn Okoro (Shaftesbury Barnet).
1500m: Jemma Simpson (Newquay & Par); Susan Scott (City of Glasgow).
3,000m: Helen Clitheroe (Preston Harriers); Lisa Dobriskey (Ashford AC).
60m hurdles: Sarah Claxton (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies).
Pole vault: Kate Dennison (Sale Harriers Manchester).
Pentathlon: Kelly Sotherton (Birchfield Harriers).

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