Beth Dobbin seals Olympic qualification at British Championships

Doncaster's Beth Dobbin has sealed her qualification for the Tokyo Olympics by finishing second in the 200m final at the British Championships.

Beth Dobbin. Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images
Beth Dobbin. Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

She clocked 23.07 into a strong headwind in Manchester, just behind Jodie Williams (23.02).

The first two were guaranteed Olympic qualification and, after a close finish, Dobbin had a slightly nervous wait for the official result.

Earlier in the day she comfortably won her heat in a time of 23.22.

Dobbin will join Doncaster’s taekwondo star Bradly Sinden in Tokyo next month, while former Doncaster Dartes swimmer Max Litchfield has also been selected to represent Team GB.