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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 July 2006, 13:26 GMT 14:26 UK
Chambers to race for GB in Euros
Dwain Chambers
Chambers returned from a two-year ban last month
Dwain Chambers is set to race for Great Britain at the European Championships in only his fourth appearance since returning from a drugs ban.

The 28-year-old was selected after convincing selectors he had recovered from a thigh injury picked up at the trials earlier this month.

Sprinter Chambers was one of 23 names added to the GB team on Saturday.

Long jumper Jade Johnson, 1500m runner Michael East and Richard Hill (800m) will also compete.

But sprinter Christian Malcolm will not travel to Sweden because of injury. He has been replaced by Rikki Fifton.

The European Championships take place in Gothenburg from 6-13 August.

Chambers withdrew from the 100m final at the trials as a precaution, but was awarded the final place in the team after running 10.07 seconds - the fastest by a Briton this year - in Gateshead in his first race since his two-year suspension for testing positive for steroid THG.

Chambers' value was underlined when none of the seven Britons competing in the 100m at Crystal Palace made the final.

Marlon Devonish claimed the sprint double in Chambers' absence in Manchester, but will concentrate on just the 200m in Sweden.

Tyrone Edgar and Mark Lewis-Francis, second and third behind Devonish in the 100m, were also selected.

Four years ago, Chambers claimed his first major gold medal, setting a championship record of 9.96secs in Munich to seal the European title.

But a year later he tested positive for drugs and was stripped of his title.

The men's sprint relay squad in Gothenburg will include veteran Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell.


Great Britain team

Men:
100m: Tyrone Edgar, Mark Lewis-Francis, Dwain Chambers.
200m: Marlon Devonish, Rikki Fifton, Tim Abeyie.
400m: Tim Benjamin, Graham Hedman, Robert Tobin.
800m: Sam Ellis, Michael Rimmer, Richard Hill.
1,500m: Andrew Baddeley, Stephen Davies, Michael East.
5,000m: Mohamed Farah, Nick McCormick, Chris Thompson.
Marathon: Thomas Abyu, Hugh Lobb, Peter Riley, Dan Robinson.
3,000m steeplechase: Adam Bowden, Jermaine Mays.
110m hurdles: William Sharman, Andrew Turner
400m hurdles: David Hughes, David Greene, Rhys Williams, Ryan Dinham.
4x100m: Abeyie, Darren Campbell, Chambers, Devonish, Edgar, Fifton, Lewis-Francis.
4x400m: Benjamin, Hedman, Tobin, Williams, Richard Strachan, Richard Buck.
High jump: Martyn Bernard, Germaine Mason Adam Scarr.
Long jump: Nathan Morgan, Greg Rutherford, Chris Tomlinson.
Triple jump: Nathan Douglas, Philips Idowu, Larry Achike.
Shot: Carl Myerscough.
Javelin: Michael Allen, Nick Nieland.
Decathlon: Dean Macey.

Women:
100m: Joice Maduaka, Anyika Onuora, Emma Ania.
400m: Christine Ohuruogu, Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro.
800m: Becky Lyne, Jemma Simpson, Amanda Pritchard.
1,500m: Lisa Dobriskey, Lyne, Helen Clitheroe.
5,000m: Jo Pavey, Hayley Yelling, Kathy Butler.
10,000m: Butler, Mara Yamauchi, Yelling.
Marathon: Tracey Morris.
3,000m steeplechase: Hattie Dean
100m hurdles: Gemma Bennett, Sarah Claxton, Sara McGreavy.
400m hurdles: Natasha Danvers Smith, Lee McConnell, Emma Duck.
4x100m: Ania, Montell Douglas, Emily Freeman, Maduaka, Onuora, Laura Turner.
4x400m: Sanders, Ohuruogu, McConnell, Duck, Jenny Meadows, Okoro.
Pole vault: Kate Dennison, Ellie Spain.
Long jump: Kelly Sotherton, Jade Johnson.
Hammer: Zoe Derham, Shirley Webb.
Javelin: Goldie Sayers.
Heptathlon: Jessica Ennis, Sotherton, Louise Hazel.

*Discus - Claire Smithson was selected in the first wave announcement but has subsequently declined.

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