Miguel Francis has gotten the green light to represent England and will try out for this team this summer.

Francis, who went to last summer’s Rio Olympic Games as a member of Team Antigua and Barbuda, applied to switch allegiance in August 2016.

On Wednesday, British Athletics, in a statement confirmed the application to the IAAF has been successful.

“British Athletics can confirm it has received confirmation from the IAAF that Miguel Francis is eligible to compete for the British Athletics team with immediate effect.”
The 22 year-old sprinter who was born in Montserrat is eligible for transfer of allegiance to GB with his birthplace a British overseas territory.

Francis was forced to leave Montserrat as a child because of volcanic eruption on the island in 1995. He trains with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake at Racers Track Club, the home of another British sprinter Zharnel Hughes, himself switched to Breat Britain because Anguilla don’t have an Olympic Association.


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