Sprotbrough’s Beth Dobbin named in Great Britain’s World Cup squad

Beth Dobbin. Credit: B&O Press Photo
Beth Dobbin. Credit: B&O Press Photo

Sprinter Beth Dobbin will make her Great Britain debut at the Athletics World Cup.

The 24-year-old, from Sprotbrough, is among 21 newly-crowned British champions named in the GB squad for the inaugural edition of the eight-nation event.

Dobbin, who qualifies for Scotland via her father and former Doncaster Rovers midfielder Jim Dobbin, lowered her personal best to 22.75 seconds in winning the British 200m title in Birmingham at the weekend.

She is also the Scottish record holder and fastest Briton over 200m this summer.

The British team will compete against the United States, South Africa, Poland, France, China, Germany and Jamaica at the London Stadium on July 14-15.