27th December 2022
REVIEW OF THE YEAR: AUGUST 2022
As we look back on a successful 2022 season in the sport, today, we turn our attention to August as three Great Britain and Northern Ireland teams brought home a number of medals once again, and the Commonwealth Games saw home nations thrive in Birmingham.
European Championships, Munich, Germany
GB & NI left Munich with 20 medals and second place on the medal table.
There were gold medals for Keely Hodgkinson [800m], Matthew Hudson-Smith [400m], Zharnel Hughes [200m], Laura Muir [1500m], Men’s 4x100m relay and Men’s 4 x 400m relay.
Earning silvers at the Championships included Dina Asher-Smith [200m], Eilish McColgan [10,000m], Jake Heyward [1500m], Zharnel Hughes [100m], Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake [200m] and Jake Wightman [800m].
There were eight bronze medals for the team with some earning their maiden continental silverware. Jeremiah Azu [100m], Lizzie Bird [3000m Steeplechase], Daryll Neita [100m], Alex Haydock-Wilson [400m], Eilish McColgan [5000m], Lawrence Okoye [Discus], Jazmin Sawyers [Long Jump[ and Women’s 4 x 400m relay.
Commonwealth Games, Birmingham
The Home Nations dominated on home soil as they won 46 medals between them.
Highlights included Eilish McColgan’s stunning 10,000m gold, England’s 1-2-3 in the women’s T34 100m including Hannah Cockroft, Kare Adenegan and Fabienne Andre, Olivia Breen and Aled Davies claiming Welsh gold, Kate O’Connor and Ciara Maegeen taking silver for Northern Ireland, and Alastair Chalmers earning Guernsey’s place in the medals.
Gold: Hannah Cockroft [Women’s T33-34 100m]; Katarina Johnson-Thompson [Women’s Heptathlon]; Nathan Maguire [Men’s T53-54 1500m]; Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker [Men’s T45-47 100m]; JohnBoy Smith [Men’s T53-54 Marathon]; Nick Miller [Hammer Throw], Men’s 4x100m relay,
Silver: Kare Adenegan [Women’s T33-34 100m]; Lizzie Bird [Women’s 3000m Steeplechase]; Molly Caudery [Women’s Pole Vault]; Adam Hague [Men’s pole vault]; Sophie Hahn [Women’s T37-38 100m]; Keely Hodgkinson [Women’s 800m]; Matthew Hudson-Smith [Men’s 400m]; Zharnel Hughes [Men’s 200m]; Jade Lally [Women’s Discus]; Victoria Ohuruogu [Women’s 400m]; Lawrence Okoye [Men’s Discus]; Eden Rainbow-Cooper [Women’s T53-54 Marathon]; Zac Shaw [Men’s T11-12 100m]; Daniel Sidbury [Men’s T53-54 1500m]; Women’s 4x100m Relay
Bronze: Ola Abidogun [Men’s T45-47 100m]; Fabienne Andre [Women’s T33-34 100m]; Harry Coppell [Men’s pole vault]; Simon Lawson [Men’s T53-54 Marathon]; Scott Lincoln [Men’s Shot Put]; Naomi Metzger [Women’s Triple Jump]; Daryll Neita [Women’s 100m]; Jade O’Dowda [Women’s Heptathlon]; Andrew Pozzi [Men’s 110m Hurdles]; Cindy Sember [100m hurdles]; Jodie Williams [Women’s 400m]
Silver: Kate O’Connor [Women’s Heptathlon]; Ciara Mageean [Women’s 1500m]
Gold: Eilish McColgan [Women’s 10,000m]; Laura Muir [Women’s 15000m]
Silver: Sean Frame [Men’s T53-54 Marathon]; Eilish McColgan [Women’s 5000m]
Bronze: Sammi Kinghorn [Women’s T53-54 1500m]; Jake Wightman [Men’s 1500m]; Laura Muir [Women’s 800m]; Women’s 4x400m relay
Gold: Olivia Breen [Women’s T37-38 100m], Aled Davies [Men’s F42-44 / 61-64 Discus]
Bronze: Harrison Walsh [Men’s F42-44 / 61-64 Discus]
Bronze: Alastair Chalmers [Men’s 400m hurdles]
World Athletics U20 Championships, Cali, Colombia
Yemi Mary John became Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s World U20 champion as she claimed a stunning victory over 400m in Cali, Colombia.
There were also two bronze medals for the team as they brought the curtain down on Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s campaign in Cali as Ethan Hussey in the men’s 800m and the women’s 4x400m relay team reached the podium.
Records for Jake Wightman and Lizzie Bird at the Monaco Diamond League
Jake Wightman sealed a superb Scottish 1000m record as he won at the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco, while Lizzie Bird rounded out the evening with a ground-breaking performance to move fourth on the European all-time list in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.