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London athletes clinch Olympic places

Perri Shakes-Drayton (left) clears the final obstacle in the 400m hurdles final. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It was a weekend of relief for some and agony for others. After years of hard training, some of London's top athletes have finally earned their place in the British team for the Olympic Games after the trials this weekend - but others had crashing disappointment. Amongst those who suffering heartbreak was young sprinter Jodie Williams who pulled up injured during the 100m final.

But amongst the athletes who are going is Perri Shakes-Drayton who clinched her place thanks to a victory in the 400m hurdles, just pipping her rival Eilidh Child.

Two Londoners made it through from the men's 400m - Martyn Rooney from Croydon won the race and is feeling excited to be in the GB team.

Just behind Martyn was Conrad Williams from Beckenham, who has bounced back from a disappointing 2011 to clinch his place. He narrowly hung on to second place ahead of Nigel Levine from the Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow club and described the race as tough.

Another Croydon runner, James Ellington, won the 200m and will be competing at Stratford - seven months ago, he auctioned himself on Ebay to get sponsorship and it seems to have paid off.

Andrew Osagie also qualified in the 800m and Lawrence Okoye booked his place with a throw of 63.46m.in the discus.

The GB team will be officially announced on July 3rd - the selectors do have discretionary picks so the athletes who missed out this weekend still have one last chance.

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