Mills switches allegiance after snub
Published Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Co Antrim runner Joanna Mills has switched her allegiance to Great Britain after being left out of the Irish women's 4 x 400m relay team during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Joanna Mills was left deeply disappointed by the ruling. (© Pacemaker)
The 19-year-old was omitted from Team Ireland this summer, despite having run a faster time than one of the athletes who was eventually picked to compete in London.
Mills failed to overturn the controversially decision on appeal, which she had based on a number of factors - including a personal best of 54.41sec compared to Kilkenny-born athlete Catriona Cuddihy's slower season best of 54.59sec.
UTV understands that Mills, who is from Ballyclare, will be eligible to compete for Team GB and Northern Ireland from next July.