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Dorey picked for Gold Coast after winning Commonwealth appeal

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ELLIOTT DOREY has targeted a place in the 1,500m final at Gold Coast 2018 following a successful appeal against his omission from Jersey's Commonwealth Games squad.

Elliott Dorey will represent Jersey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after successfully appealing against his initial exclusion

The 23-year-old was handed the 33rd and final spot on the plane to Australia over the weekend, after managing to convince Commonwealth Games officials that they were wrong to reject his bid to compete.

Dorey ran 3 min 45.44 sec to break the Jersey Spartan AC 1,500m record and meet the time set for qualification last season, but was left off the initial squad list in November on the grounds that he had not competed enough at national level and had failed to satisfy off-track requirements.

Dorey’s inclusion brings Jersey’s track and field contingent up to three, with 400m runner Sam Dawkins and two-time Games discus finalist Zane Duquemin already selected. Duquemin’s sister Shadine, who threw the discus at Glasgow 2014, had her appeal waved away after she too was left out.

Full story in Monday's JEP.

Jason Fox

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