World Athletics Championships: Seren Bundy-Davies in GB squad

Seren Bundy-Davies
Bundy-Davies played hockey and football before coming to athletics
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Welsh 400m runner Seren Bundy-Davies has been included in Great Britain's 62-strong squad for next month's World Championships in Beijing.

Manchester-based Bundy-Davies has been included in the 4x400m relay team.

Bundy-Davies is Wales' sole representative in the squad for the Championship, which begin on 22 August.

The 20-year-old was not considered for the individual event because she competed in the Under-23 European Championships earlier in July.

Shee finished fourth in the individual 400m at the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia and helped the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team claim gold in the relay.

But her decision to compete in Tallinn made her ineligible for individual 400m selection under GB's policy despite meeting the required standard. She can, however, compete in the relay and has no regrets about going to the Under-23 Championships.

"It was really good experience," she told BBC Wales Sport. "I think it was really important I went to the championships because I've come into athletics quiet late and I think for my development over the next few years it was crucial I got a few junior competitions in.

"I learned a lot of valuable lessons. It was valuable experience going into the next two big years."