British Athletics has defended its decision to select 800m runner Kyle Langford for the World Championships in Doha following complaints about his conduct.

The 23-year-old was forced to apologise, given a written warning and fined £1,000 after being caught on camera pushing an official at a track meet in Watford in June.

Langford, who finished fourth at the 2017 World Championships in London, has since reportedly attracted a second complaint, allegedly related to a clash with fellow runner James McCarthy during last month's British Championships.

Despite the controversy, British Athletics performance director Neil Black said Commonwealth silver medallist Langford had earned his place in the 72-strong team announced on Tuesday.

"The discussions in the selection meeting focused purely on performance," said Black.

"The selectors decided that Kyle's performances merited selection and we believe he's going to go forwards to Doha and perform really well."

He added: "If a complaint has been received, I am sure it will be dealt with in the correct manner.

"But there are clear processes to be followed. The other factors are dealt with by other organisations and other processes."