SCOTLAND'S Eilidh Child will be formally confirmed in Team GB tomorrow – but she wants a double crack at a medal.
Child booked her place in the 400 metre hurdles at last week's trials and produced a promising audition for a 4x400m relay place at the European Championships in Helsinki.
Unfortunately she didn't get the medal she wanted, settling for fourth in a messy final in which Great Britain's ambitions were not aided by some haphazard race officiating at handovers.
Child's flat speed is a marked improvement on last season but there are plenty of candidates for the four spots on the team, Olympic champion Christie Ohuruogu was rested for the final in Helsinki and Perri Shakes Drayton was absent from the Finnish capital.
"I don't know if I'm in with a chance of getting in the team at the Games," said Child.
"There are a lot of girls who are more experienced than me and I will be focusing on the hurdles but I hope I get in.
"I really like being part of a team so if I can even get in the squad I will be absolutely chuffed with that."
Fellow countrywoman Lee McConnell will hear her fate tomorrow but is all but assured to be involved in some capacity.
Like Child, she was far from happy with her fourth place – claiming Britain's progress was hampered by officials.
She said: "We could easily have had a handful disqualified, if you look at my changeover, we were swapping and moving and you're not allowed to do that.
"In all my years of relay racing that was by far the messiest one I have ever been involved in. I went out very hard because that's my style but I couldn't get past the French girl.
"I didn't enjoy that race at all and I'm not happy with my leg either."
Great Britain finished the championships with seven medals; three golds, three silvers and a bronze, to sit seventh on the medal table.
Jo Pavey won 10,000m silver on the final day while Great Britain's 4x400m men's quartet just failed to beat Belgium as they settled for second in their final.
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