28 Jul 2011

Two more athletes added to World Championship team

7:34 am on 28 July 2011

Two more athletes have been added and one has withdrawn from the New Zealand team for next month's World Athletics Championships in South Korea.

Adrian Blinco and Jake Robertson will both run the 5,000 metres after gaining qualifying times recently, however sprint hurdler Andrea Miller has pulled out of the team following surgery on a long term back injury.

The team consists of eight athletes headed by shot put world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams.

The rest of the team consists of middle distance runners Nick Willis and Nikki Hamblin, javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar, decathlete Brent Newdick and 50-kilometre walker Quentin Rew.