A great weekend for team GB - Women's Running

A great weekend for team GB

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  March 9, 2015

Sainsbury's British Athletics Indoor Championships - Day One

It’s been a great weekend for the team GB women, competing at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague. Friday kicked off to a flying start as GB’s Katerina Johnson-Thompson claimed gold at the pentathlon 60m hurdles and high jump. A 12.35m throw and two gold medals in the long jump and 800m events in the afternoon won Katerina both European pentathlon gold and a new British record, breaking Jessica Ennis-Hill’s previous best.

Friday afternoon closed with another great result as GB’s Lucy Hatton and Serita Solomon took home respective silver and bronze medals at the 60m hurdles.

On Saturday, GB’s Serena Bundy-Davies won her first major international medal, claiming bronze in the 400m women’s final. The 20-year-old Welsh athlete has had a great start to the year, setting a phenomenal personal best of 52.20sec in January, which she lowered to 51.72sec in February – the fastest time in Europe this year.

While the European Indoors was Serena’s first major championship event in her career, the determined young athlete told The Telegraph she was ‘a bit disappointed’ not to have won gold at the event, although she realises ‘it’s a massive achievement.’

Jenny Meadows also had a good day on the Saturday, placing third in the 800m semi-finals, but she sadly had to pull out of the final due to illness.

In the Sunday session, 19-year-old Dina-Asher Smith won silver in the 60m, becoming the first British female in 30 years to win a medal in this event. The World Junior 100m champion continues to blossom after an incredible year in 2014.

Sunday finished off with an incredible performance of girl power as the GB women won silver in the 4x400m relay, bringing the GB team to third position in the European Medal Table.

The men didn’t do too bad either as GB’s Richard Kilty took home European gold at the 60m and Britain’s Chris O’Hare claimed bronze at the 1500m.

An amazing weekend for team GB and the British women.

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