Two-time European 400m champion Martyn Rooney made the cut for the Team GB athletics squad bound for the Rio Olympics Martyn Rooney this week and he is predicting fireworks in Rio when he gets there.

The 29-year-old Croydon Harrier successfully defended his European crown last Friday to become the first Brit to do so since Roger Black - who won in 1986 and 1990.

He proved enough of a point to the GB selectors to be named in the British squad for Brazil, having initially been left sweating on his place after finishing behind already Rio-bound Matthew Hudson Smith and Rabah Yousif at last month's British Championships.

“I’m over the moon to be selected for my third Olympics, I’m hoping that Rio will be my most successful yet," he said.

"After a successful European Championships, both individually and the team as a whole, I’m setting my sights on the final in the individual 400m and a medal in the 4x400m relay.”

Also in the squad are Twickenham middle distance athlete Charlie Grice, Croydon Harrier James Dasaolu and Sutton & District's Harry Aikines-Aryeety and St Mary's University alumni Mo Farah, Steph Twell and Andy Vernon.