GB women sprinters face Rio decider at London Track World Championships

GB women's sprint team could miss out on qualifying for the Rio Olympics if they underperform at the Track World Championships next week

(Photo: Casey B Gibson)

(Image credit: Casey B Gibson)

Great Britain’s women sprinters appeared calm ahead of next week’s Track World Championships in London despite the fact qualification for the Rio Olympics hangs in the balance.

Both the men’s and women’s sprint squads have had an inconsistent, disappointing few years since the London 2012 Games, where medals and titles have been few and far between. However, the women’s team sprint trio of Jess Varnish, Katy Marchant and Becky James, face the prospect of missing out on Rio altogether if they underperform at the Worlds next week.

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