27th May 2021
LATEST UPDATE ON THE BRITISH TEAM FOR THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
There have been several changes to the British team set to compete at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League this weekend in Silesia, Poland.
Daniel Bainbridge (coach: Michael McNeill, club: Shaftesbury Barnet) [Javelin], Reynold Banigo (Lukasz Zawila, Sale Harriers Manchester) [Long Jump], Harry Coppell (Scott Simpson, Wigan & District) [Pole Vault] and Kirsty Law (Zane Duquemin, Sale Harriers Manchester) [Discus] have been called up in the field events.
Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet) [800m], Maisie Grice (Bud Baldaro, Aldershot, Farnham and District) [3000m Steeplechase], Amy Hillyard (Stewart Marshall, Birchfield) [4x400m Relay], Lina Nielsen (Ryan Freckleton, Shaftesbury Barnet) [400m hurdles] and Revee Walcott-Nolan (Dale King-Clutterbuck, Luton) [3000m] are brought in for the track events.
Reynold Banigo has a season best of 7.88 metres to his name from the Loughborough Open earlier in May. He earns a call-up to his first senior GB & NI team for the event in Silesia.
In the discus, Kirsty Law merits her selection after improving her personal best to 58.82 metres in April. The Scottish athlete was eighth at the last European Athletics Team Championships in Bydgoszcz. Meanwhile, Daniel Bainbridge joins the team to compete in the men’s javelin having thrown a personal best of 73.73m earlier this month.
Men’s British record holder Harry Coppell is called-up for the pole vault. He cleared 5.45m for third position in poor weather conditions at the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead at the weekend.
In the track events, Ellie Baker replaces Adelle Tracey in the 800m, while Maisie Grice will make her senior GB & NI debut over the 3000m Steeplechase, and Revee Walcott-Nolan will race over 3000m. Lina Nielsen, who recently set a lifetime best, comes in for Jessie Knight in the women’s 400m hurdles, and Amy Hillyard (Stewart Marshall, Birchfield) is added to the women’s 4x400m relay squad.
Also, Emily Diamond (Benke Blomkvist, Bristol and West) [4x400m relay] and Amy Hunt (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) [4x100m relay] will no longer travel to Poland and have withdrawn from the relay teams.
The British line-up will face teams from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain in the two-day fixture.
Coverage of the European Athletics Team Championships will be on Saturday 29th May – 1430-1830 and Sunday 30th May – 1200-1525 BST live on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer & BBC Sport app.
The British team for the European Athletics Team Championships:
100m: Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Steve Fudge, Sutton & District)
200m: Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste, Edinburgh)
400m: Yasmin Liverpool (Stewart Marshall, Coventry)
800m: Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet)
1500m: Erin Wallace (Andy Young, Giffnock North)
3000m: Revee Walcott-Nolan (Dale King-Clutterbuck, Luton)
5000m: Beth Kidger (Joel Kidger, Brighton Phoenix)
3000m Steeplechase: Maisie Grice (Bud Baldaro, Aldershot Farnham and District)
100m Hurdles: Alicia Barrett (Benke Blomkvist, Chesterfield)
400m Hurdles: Lina Nielsen (Ryan Freckleton, Shaftesbury Barnet)
High Jump: Emily Borthwick (Fuzz Caan, Wigan & District)
Pole Vault: Molly Caudery (Stuart Caudery, Thames Valley)
Long Jump: Lucy Hadaway (Matt Barton, City of York)
Triple Jump: Naomi Ogbeta (Tom Cullen, Trafford)
Shot Put: Sophie McKinna (Mike Winch, Great Yarmouth)
Discus: Kirsty Law (Zane Duquemin, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Hammer: Jessica Mayho (John Pearson, Birchfield)
Javelin: Freya Jones (David Callaway, Newham & Essex Beagles)
4x100m Relay: Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste, Edinburgh), Desiree Henry (Mike McFarlane, Enfield & Haringey), Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Steve Fudge, Sutton & District) and Bianca Williams (Enfield & Haringey)
4x400m Relay: Amy Hillyard (Stewart Marshall, Birchfield), Yasmin Liverpool (Stewart Marshall, Coventry), Lina Nielsen (Ryan Freckleton, Shaftesbury Barnet), Ama Pipi (Linford Christie, Enfield & Haringey) and Hannah Williams (Glyn Hawkes, Herts Phoenix)
100m: Ojie Edoburun (Steve Fudge, Shaftesbury Barnet)
200m: Andrew Morgan-Harrison (Alex O’Gorman, Kingston upon Hull)
400m: Cameron Chalmers (Matt Elias, Guernsey)
800m: Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman, Edinburgh)
1500m: Archie Davis (Joel Kidger, Brighton Phoenix)
3000m: Tom Anderson (Andrew Hobdell, Bingley)
5000m: Tom Mortimer (Christopher Brown, Stroud)
3000m Steeplechase: Phil Norman (Tomasz Plibersek, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)
110m Hurdles: David King (Tim O’Neil, City of Plymouth)
400m Hurdles: Alastair Chalmers (Matt Elias, Guernsey)
High Jump: William Grimsey (Fuzz Caan, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)
Pole Vault: Harry Coppell (Scott Simpson, Wigan and District)
Long Jump: Reynold Banigo (Lukasz Zawila, Sale Harriers Manchester)
Triple Jump: Nathan Douglas (Aston Moore, Oxford City)
Shot Put: Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson, City of York)
Discus: Lawrence Okoye (John Hillier, Croydon)
Hammer: Chris Bennett (Andy Frost, Shaftesbury Barnet)
Javelin: Daniel Bainbridge (Michael McNeill, Shaftesbury Barnet)
4x100m Relay: Jeremiah Azu (Helen Patricia James, Cardiff), Ojie Edoburun (Steve Fudge, Shaftesbury Barnet), Jona Efoloko (Clarence Callendar, Sale Harriers Manchester), Joel Fearon (Michael Khmel, Birchfield), Sam Gordon (Matt Elias, Cardiff) and Jordan Watson-Brown (Shaftesbury Barnet)
4x400m Relay: Cameron Chalmers (Matt Elias, Guernsey), Alex Haydock-Wilson (Michael Baker, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow), Michael Ohioze (Dan Tomlin, Shaftesbury Barnet), Andrew Morgan-Harrison (Alex O’Gorman, Kingston upon Hull), Jamal Rhoden-Stevens (Donovan Reid, Shaftesbury Barnet) and Rabah Yousif (Carol Williams, Newham and Essex Beagles)