Sharman gets Games call from England

William Sharman
William Sharman

Corby athlete William Sharman has been selected by England to take part in next month’s Commonwealth Games.

The 29-year-old will represent his country in Glasgow having been chosen as one of three men to run in the 110m hurdles.

Andy Turner and Lawrence Clarke have also been called up.

The trio took the first three places at the last Commonwealth Games - which took place in India - with Sharman claiming a silver medal.

Their cmpetition gets under way on Tuesday, July 29.

Jan Paterson, Team England chef de mission said: “Athletics is our largest squad and I am delighted by the calibre of athletes that we see in this team, not just in the shape of Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champions but also young talent who can really make their mark in Glasgow and become international names in future years.

“They will have the privilege of competing in front of a huge crowd in Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park, which has been transformed for the Games, and will make it very special for each of them.”

Team leader Peter Stanley said: “We are delighted to be taking a team to Glasgow that contains a combination of experienced athletes who have medalled at the highest levels of competition and athletes we believe are ready to make their mark at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“Seeing the form already shown this summer by athletes in the squad has been tremendous and I look forward to seeing the athletes seizing the opportunities that the Games will bring.”