22nd June 2023
FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS CONFIRMED FOR THE EUROPEAN U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS
The first wave of Great Britain and Northern Ireland junior athletes has been selected for the European U20 Championships which take place in Jerusalem, Israel on 7-10 August.
Following the completion of round one in the selection process, 21 athletes have earned a call-up to the GB & NI team. They booked their place in the squad after winning at the Trials held at the England Athletics U20 Championships in Chelmsford last weekend as well as achieving the qualification standard. The final team will be selected on 10 July.
Among those selected include reigning European U20 Championships 200m gold medallist Success Eduan (coach: Anita Richardson, club: Sale Harriers Manchester), as well as several medallists from last summer’s European U18 Championships which also took place in Jerusalem.
Nia Wedderburn-Goodison (Ryan Freckleton, Harrow), Mia McIntosh (Jake Awe, Harrow) and Cleo Agyepong (John Hillier, Blackheath & Bromley) all secured European U18 titles in 2022, and they will represent GB & NI in the 100m, 100m hurdles and shot put respectively.
Wedderburn-Goodison and Ella Greenway (Joanna Evans, Cleethorpes) [1500m] are current European leaders in their age group, while Charlie Carvell (Stewart Marshall, Telford) [400m], Michael Allison (Tom Dobbing, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) [javelin] and Zara Obamakinwa (Mark Chapman, Blackheath and Bromley) [discus] are currently ranked second in Europe.
The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the European U20 Championships following round one selection:
Nia Wedderburn-Goodison (Ryan Freckleton, Harrow)
Success Eduan (Anita Richardson, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Ella Greenway (Joanna Evans, Cleethorpes)
Natasha Phillips (Dundee Hawkhill)
Mia McIntosh (Jake Awe, Harrow)
Emily Newnham (Nick Dakin, Shaftesbury Barnet)
Cleo Agyepong (John Hillier, Blackheath & Bromley)
Zara Obamakinwa (Mark Chapman, Blackheath and Bromley)
Charlie Carvell (Stewart Marshall, Telford)
David Race (Kyle Bennett, Gateshead)
Tendai Nyabadza (Robert Hawkins, Harmeny)
Edward Bird (Mark Pauley, Poole)
James Dargan (Mick Woods, Aldershot Farnham and District)
Daniel Goriola (Tony Jarrett, Blackheath & Bromley)
Sam Lunt (Andrew Fraser, Wirral)
Luke Ball (Jeremy Dale, Yate)
Lazarus Benjamin (Sale Harriers Manchester)
Rhys Allen (David Callaway, Newham & Essex Beagles)
Michael Allison (Tom Dobbing, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)
Kai Barham (Paul Head, Dartford)
Sammy Ball (Michael Dyer, Reading)