3rd April 2019
ONE MONTH ON - GB&NI AT GLASGOW 2019 IN NUMBERS
It’s exactly one month since the 2019 European Indoor Championships drew to a close with the British team winning a record 12 medals overall, four gold, six silver and two bronze.
The record medal collection from this Championship was previously ten from 2007 and 2017, but thanks to medals across a variety of disciplines, that total was exceeded in incredible fashion, including a medal-rush on the final day; six coming within two and a half hours.
The Championships kicked off with a golden night for the British squad, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson (club: Liverpool; coach: Betrand Valcin) and Laura Muir (Dundee Hawkhill; Andy Yong) sealing the pentathlon and 3000m titles respectively.
Muir became the first British female athlete to defend a European title, breaking new ground on the continental stage. A blistering final lap, the split 28.32, ensured the Dundee Hawkhill athlete set a Championship record of 8:30.61. Teammate Melissa Courtney (Poole; Rob Denmark) joined her compatriot on the podium after a fantastic PB run for bronze.
Johnson-Thompson commanded the women’s pentathlon to seal her second European indoor title, while 19-year-old Niamh Emerson (Amber Valley & Erewash; David Feeney) bagged the silver, and her score of 4731 points was the highest ever by a teenager.
Only the final day, Muir sealed the double-double taking the 1500m title – matching her medal haul from the 2017 Championship – in superb style much to the delight of the home crowd, with a breath-taking demonstration of endurance running.
Earlier in the evening, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow; Jon Bigg) ran gun-to-tape, leading all the way in the women’s 800m, taking the gold medal to upgrade from her silver from the 2017 edition of the Championships.
Among the other medallists to grace the podium at the Emirates Arena were Holly Bradshaw (Blackburn; Scott Simpson) (pole vault – silver), Chris O’Hare (Edinburgh; Terrance Mahon) (3000m – silver), Jamie Webb (Liverpool; Adrian Webb) (800m – silver), the women’s 4x400m relay of Laviai Nielsen (Enfield & Haringey; Christine Bowmaker), Zoey Clark (Thames Valley; Eddie McKenna), Amber Anning (Brighton & Hove; Lloyd Cowan) and Eilidh Doyle (Pitreavie; Brian Doyle) (silver), Asha Philip (Newham & Essex Beagles; Steve Fudge) (60m – bronze) who all excelled on home soil.
With 23 athletes reaching in the top eight in Glasgow, including 13 personal bests and three Championship records / best, it was a magnificent event for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team all-round.
|2019 European Indoor Championships – Statistics for the British athletes|
|Gold||Silver||Bronze||Top Eights||World records||Championship records / bests||Personal bests|
British Athletics medallists:
Katarina Johnson-Thompson – Pentathlon
Laura Muir – 1500m
Laura Muir – 3000m
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke – 800m
Holly Bradshaw – Pole Vault
Tim Duckworth – Pentathlon
Niamh Emerson – Pentathlon
Chris O’Hare – 3000m
Jamie Webb – 800m
Laviai Nielsen, Zoey Clark, Amber Anning & Eilidh Doyle – Women’s 4x400m Relay
Melissa Courtney – 3000m
Asha Philip – 60m
Top Eights [in addition to medallists]:
Kristal Awuah – 60m –4th
Richard Kilty – 60m – 4th
Mari Smith – 800m – 5th
Men’s 4x400m Relay Final (Cameron Chalmers, Joe Brier, Tom Somers & Alex Haydock-Wilson) – 5th
Andrew Pozzi – 60m Hurdles – 6th
Chris Baker – High Jump – 4th
Nathan Douglas – Triple Jump – 7th
Ojie Edoburun – 60m – 7th
Abigail Irozuru – Long Jump – 7th
Eilish McColgan – 3000m – 7th
Sam Atkin – 3000m – 8th
Robbie Fitzgibbon – 1500m – 8th
Championship Records / Bests:
Laura Muir – 3000m – 8:30.61 – CR
Katarina Johnson-Thompson – High Jump – 1.96m =CB
Katarina Johnson-Thompson – 800m – 2:09.13 CB
60m Hurdles – 8.54
High Jump – 1.87m
Shot Put – 13.93
Long Jump – 6.29m
800m – 2:12.56
Overall – 4731
Sam Atkin – 7:52.12 – 3000m
Katarina Johnson-Thompson – 13.15m – shot put
Jemma Reekie – 4:13.44 – 1500m
Melissa Courtney – 8:38.22 – 3000m
Kristal Awuah – 7.15 – 60m
Tim Duckworth – 2:49.44 – 1000m
Jamie Webb – 1:47.13 – 800m