Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jemima Montag is confident ahead of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships this weekend.
Montag, who will compete in the 20km walk, heads into the race ranked 16th but says she is confident after having a good patch of training since the Games.
“The warm conditions on the Gold Coast were challenging and so it wasn’t a particularly fast race," she said.
"I’m hoping for the perfect conditions in Taicang so that I can improve my PB and enjoy my first experience of racing amongst the best senior female race walkers in the world.
"It will be great to lock into a rhythm with a pack and just see how brave I can be in the back end of the race,” Montag said.
While she is only 20, Montag is not new to the course having competed at the 2014 edition where she placed 12th in the under-20 race as a 16-year-old.
Montag will be joined by Rio Olympian Rachel Tallent, who is contesting her fourth World Race Walking Team Championships but Commonwealth Games representative Beki Smith has withdrawn.
While Commonwealth Games teammate Claire Tallent will compete in the 50km walk which makes its debut at the championship.
After making its debut in at London leg, where there were just seven entries and four finishers, 33 athletes from 16 nations will compete in Taicang.