Berlin World Championship Team

Three WGwEL athletes have today been named in the GB&NI team to compete in the World Championships next month in Berlin. Beijing Olympic finalists Sarah Claxton and Jeanette Kwakye are both named; Sarah  in the 100m Hurdles, whilst Jeanette, who has been fighting to return to full fitness after injury is named in the 4x100m squad, together with UK Champion and Trials winner, Joice Maduaka.

Weekend Action

After suffering an injury setback that has ruled him out of action since May, Beijing Olympic Decathlon representative Dan Awde was back in action at the weekend, in an U/23 combined events international against France and Switzerland at Watford. Other WGwEL athletes were in action at the Throws and JumpsFest at Birmingham.

European U/20 Championships Day 4

There were bronze medals for both Junior Ejehu and Eugene Ayanful this afternoon on the final day of competition at the European Junior Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. Junior (2nd leg) and Eugene (anchor leg), combined with the other members of the British quartet, Andrew Robertson and Deji Tobias as the GB&NI 4x100m team placed 3rd in 39.78 secs

Aviva London Grand Prix

Tara Bird
A number of WGwEL athletes were in action at Crystal Palace at the Aviva London Grand Prix on Friday evening and on Saturday.

Recent European U/23 medalist, Callum Priestley made the 110mH Final where he placed 7th in 13.81 secs (-2.2) after recording 13.76 secs (-1.8) in qualifying. In the women's 100mH, Olympic Finalist Sarah Claxton recorded her fastest time of the season of 13.11 secs (-0.7) for 8th. Nusrat Ceesay was 8th in the 400mH with 58.98 secs, and Joice Maduaka recorded 11.85 secs (-1.4) in the 100m heats. HCA 800m man Damien Moss recorded a pb over 800m of 1m47.29 secs for 7th.

In the development "On Camp with Kelly" 800m Tara Bird was 6th in 2m03.84 secs, and in the National U/20 3000m Championships, held in conjunction with the Grand Prix, recent English Schools 1500m Champion Alex Cornwell recorded a pb of 8m27.84 secs for 9th, as Georgie-Lou Sales placed 14th in the women's event with 10m02.94 secs.


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