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Brits to watch at the IAAF Championships

FAVOURITE: Our Joel Campbell, right, with Mo Farah

WITH BRITISH Athletics announcing the addition of six athletes to it’s team for the IAAF World Championships in London from August 4-13, the scene has been set, the competitors are ready, the time has come.

Who can we expect medals from in a GB vest? Who is going to do the country proud and register the kind of performance that will see them atop the podium?

With 87 members in total, the London 2017 team will be the largest ever to represent British Athletics at a World Championships.

The Voice's Joel Campbell picks a handful that have the capability of producing greatness.

When you look at the top performers in the men’s 400m it’s going to be very difficult for Matt Hudson-Smith to make inroads on a medal but I believe it’s possible, it’ll only be a bronze and he’s going to have to go HAM to get it, but we ain’t see the best of this guy yet, so watch this space.

I expect Mo Farah to do his thing over the 5000 and 10,000m but whether he has it in the tank to win both is a big ask. The crowd will push him and there will be no greater noise in the stadium over the nine days of competition.

Tom Bosworth should own the 20km Race Walk and in the high jump Robbie Grabarz can never, ever be written off.

As for the ladies smart money should be placed on Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault, Lorraine Ugen in the long jump and Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the high jump. While I don’t believe any are capable of winning their respective events outright, a podium place is within all of their capabilities.

There will be a lot of attention on Laura Muir in the 1500m and Sophie Hitchon in the hammer as both could spring surprises. Despite the noise however, both events will be tough for these athletes, they will need to bring their A-game.

Relays offer the biggest chance of winning golds for both the men and the women. If the teams get the baton round the track there is enough strength in depth and talent to win across the 4x100m and the 4x400m. Both remain a big ask but pressure makes diamonds, lets hope everyone is ready to sparkle.

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