Nathan Douglas said it felt great to make the England team for next month’s Commonwealth Games four years after his last major championship.
The 31-year-old triple jumper was named in the athletics line-up alongside fellow Oxford City AC member Hannah England and Lawrence Clarke, from Christmas Common, near Watlington.
While 1,500m runner England and sprint hurdler Clarke were always likely to be selected, Douglas has had more of a battle, missing 2011 and 2012 through injury.
“After the disappointment of London 2012, this feels really great,” he said.
“That was one of the aims for me – to be back on home soil with a home crowd.
“It has been four years since I was last at a major championships.
“It’s been a messy four years to say the least, so it was nice to get that reward, especially as the last time I was at a major championships was the 2010 Commonwealths in Delhi.”
Douglas was fourth in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and his selection will be popular among his fellow athletes.
World record holder and former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards tweeted: “@NathanJDouglas well done mate, a shining example of perseverance”.
Douglas is fourth in this year’s UK rankings with a best jump of 16.65m, just 4cm beyond Kola Adedoyin, who was not selected.
“It is tight, to be fair,” said Douglas. “Nobody in England has put themsleves out there. No one has got over 17m yet.
“Getting back over 17m is the next stage.”
Douglas’s next competition will be the Sainsbury’s British Championships from June 27-29, where he hopes to qualify for the European Championships.
Clarke, 24, won bronze in Delhi and could go better in Glasgow.
He tweeted: “Proud to be selected for the Commonwealth Games!!”
England, 27, finished fourth in the 1,500m and fifth in the 800m in 2010, but her form since suggests she will be a medal contender this time.
Former Oxford University student Ben Moreau will run for England in the marathon.
Daniel Hooker, Dark Blues captain last year, has been selected in the T37 100m for cerebal palsy athletes.
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