Oxford City's Hannah England has been left disappointed again after she was overlooked for the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in Berlin next month.

But clubmate Nathan Douglas has earned the nod for the men's triple jump team.

England had hoped to be selected for the 1500m, but the three athletes chosen are Ashford’s Lisa Dobriskey, Wakefield's Charlene Thomas and Aldershot, Farnham & District's Steph Twell.

It’s the second time in 12 months that England has been on the brink of the international stage, having just missed out on the Beijing Olympics last year.

UK Athletics chief Charles van Commenee had some sympathy for England, saying: “It was a difficult decision and there was a good case for all of them.

“Dobriskey was convincing at the weekend's Aviva London Grand Prix meeting at Crystal Palace, plus she came fourth at the Olympic Games, so the choice was between Twell and England.

“Twell has the fastest time this year and beat England at the trials, so she had slightly more to bring to the table.”+ Douglas has earned the nod despite pulling up injured at the weekend.

He suffered a slight tweak in a hamstring and withdrew from the competition as a precaution.

However, Douglas’s coach, Ted King, said: “We’re going to be extremely aggressive with Nathan’s injury. He has a history of being a fast healer.

“That’s the gamble that the selectors have taken.

“Since everything was going in the right direction for Nathan, albeit slowly, we just felt it was only reasonable to ask for a chance for him to be selected.

“Nathan has been around the circuit for long enough to know his own body and what he is capable of.

“He hasn’t had enough competition because of various injuries, but he remains hungry for success.”

There is no place for former Headington Roadrunner Mara Yamauchi in the women’s marathon, as she continues her recovery from a foot injury.