Greg Rutherford will compete for Great Britain at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships later this month. The Olympic, European, Commonwealth and World champion, who also finished ninth in voting for last year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, headlines a 23-person squad for the event, which takes places at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland between 17-20 March.

Also selected is 2014 European women's 100m hurdles winner Tiffany Porter and Shara Proctor, the Anguilla-born long jumper who set a new British record with a leap of 7.07m en route to a second-place finish at the World Championships in Beijing. London 2012 bronze medalist Robbie Grabarz will contest the men's high jump, while James Dasaolu and Dina Asher-Smith compete in the 60m sprint events. The 18-year-old junior champion Morgan Lake will turn her attentions to the pentathlon.


"This is a team that has been selected on the basis that every athlete can realistically make their final, but also with an eye on their individual development looking towards the Olympics this year and the London 2017 World Championships," British Athletics performance director Neil Black said.

"There have been some excellent performances during the indoor season and we are confident that many of those selected will be challenging for medals. It is important to remember that British Athletics' focus, as well as that of the individual athletes, is geared towards Rio in this Olympic year and the World Indoors is one of many stepping stones our athletes will look to use."

One notable absence from the lineup is Richard Kilty. The 'Teesside Tornado' won 60m world indoor gold at the 2014 event in Sopot, Poland, yet will not defend his crown as he instead focuses upon 4x100m relay preparations ahead of the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Full British Athletics team for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland:


60m: James Dasaolu, Andrew Robertson

1500m: Charlie Grice, Chris O'Hare

3000m: Lee Emanuel, Tom Farrell

60m hurdles: Lawrence Clarke

High jump: Chris Baker, Robbie Grabarz

Long jump: Dan Bramble, Greg Rutherford


60m: Dina Asher-Smith, Asha Philip

800m: Lynsey Sharp, Adelle Tracey

3000m: Josephine Moultrie, Steph Twell

60m hurdles: Tiffany Porter, Serita Solomon

High jump: Isobel Pooley

Long jump: Shara Proctor, Lorraine Ugen

Pentathlon: Morgan Lake