Green delighted with Rio spot
Green delighted with Rio spot

Kent’s Jack Green will be on the plane to Rio and another Olympics appearance after booking his place on Sunday.

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The 24 year old from Folkestone secured his place in the 400 metre hurdles at August’s Olympics with second place in the British Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

Seb Rodger crossed the line first in 49.45 seconds with Green just four hundredths of a second behind, but the Kent athlete is guaranteed a place at Rio having run the qualifying mark of 49.40 seconds twice.

After a difficult past four years for Green in which he suffered from depression after failing to qualify for the final at the London Olympics, Jack is now well and truly back on track and delighted to have secured the trip to Brazil:

“I’ve definitely got some unfinished business. I’ve barely run in the past four years, I have had my time off. Today was a job.”

“Obviously I’d like to win but I really don’t care to be honest. I’m going to Rio and that’s what today is about. After the last four years it’s nice just to be going.”

Green is just one of a number of Kent athletes that will be representing the county in Rio with Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili also booking their places at the Olympics on Sunday.