Five British athletes are shaping up for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Brunel University London.

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Morgan Lake, Nigel Levine, Margaret Adeoye and James Ellington have been named in the 80-strong Team GB squad for Brazil and to ensure they are on top form, they’ll squeeze in a few more training sessions at the University’s state of the art Uxbridge athletics facilities.

Slough’s rising star and former Brunel sports science scholar Oskan-Clarke, 26, will compete in one of Britain’s strongest events – the women’s 800m.

She’ll train alongside World Junior high jump champion and Reading talent Lake, 19, also based at Brunel in the lead up to the games.

“It’s a great show of our excellent training facilities and our partnership with UK Athletics that we have so many stars going to Rio,” said Brunel University’s sports partnership and development manager Richard Ashe.

“We’ll be following all of them closely and wish them the best of luck,” Richard added. “Top athletes chose to train here at Brunel because of our fantastic facilities and the support we offer to both our own student athletes and these elite athletes and their coaching teams."

Sprinters Adeoye, Ellington and Levine will also prep for Rio at Brunel under the guidance of Olympics legend Linford Christie, one of the big name coaches and athletes training and working at the University.

They are following in the footsteps of Olympic champion Usain Bolt who used the same grounds to shape up for London 2012.