ADDITIONS TO BRITISH TEAM CONFIRMED FOR 2021 EUROPEAN ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – British Athletics


British Athletics can confirm six athletes have been added to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Toruń, Poland (4-7 March) following European Athletics’ acceptance of nominations for unqualified field event athletes.

Emily Borthwick (Fuzz Caan; Wigan & District) [high jump], Joel Khan (Deirdre Elmhirst; Worcester) [high jump], Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) [high jump], Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy; Birtley) [pole vault], Jazmin Sawyers (City of Stoke) [long jump] and Amelia Strickler (Zane Duquemin; Thames Valley) [shot put] all join the British team.

However, Elliot Giles (coach: Jon Bigg; club: Birchfield Harriers) has withdrawn from the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. Following team selection, Giles and his coach have decided to withdraw from the Championships to focus on his next training block to prepare for the start of the outdoor season and the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

Emily Borthwick and Morgan Lake join the women’s high jump field. Lake moved to joint third in the 2021 European rankings after clearing 1.96m in Belgrade on Wednesday, which doubled as an Olympic qualifying standard.

Borthwick cleared a personal best of 1.87m at the British Athletics European Indoor Selection Trials in Loughborough at the weekend. She will make her debut in a senior British team in Poland.

In the men’s equivalent, 2020 British champion Joel Khan also earns his first call-up to a senior British squad. The Worcester athlete improved his PB by 5cm at the British Athletics event last weekend, clearing 2.23m, and will look to continue that form as he takes on the best in Europe next week.

The women’s long jump will have double British representation following the acceptance of Jazmin Sawyers’ nomination. Abigail Irozuru (self-coached; Sale Harriers Manchester) was selected on Monday and will now be joined by her compatriot in the line-up for Toruń. In Belgrade on Wednesday evening, Sawyers achieved her longest leap indoors since 2017; 6.50m.

Amelia Strickler earns a call-up for her second European Indoor Championships in the women’s shot put. Additionally, Charlie Myers takes his place in the team for the men’s pole vault.

Unfortunately, British Athletics’ nomination for Scott Lincoln in the men’s shot put was not accepted.

The British Athletics team (46) for the European Athletics Indoor Championships 4-7 March 2021:

Women:

400m:

Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)

Ama Pipi (Linford Christie; Enfield & Haringey)

Jodie Williams (Ryan Freckleton; Herts Phoenix)

800m:

Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg; Shaftesbury Barnet)

Isabelle Boffey (Luke Gunn; Enfield & Haringey)

Keely Hodgkinson (Trevor Painter; Leigh)

1500m:

Holly Archer (Andrew Parmenter; Cambridge & Coleridge)

Katie Snowden (Dan Stepney; Herne Hill)

3000m:

Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox; Wakefield)

Verity Ockenden (Tony Houchin; Swansea)

Amelia Quirk (Mick Woods; Bracknell)

4x400m Relay:

Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna; Thames Valley)

Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste; Edinburgh)

Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)

Yasmin Liverpool (Stewart Marshall; Coventry)

Ama Pipi (Linford Christie; Enfield & Haringey)

Jodie Williams (Ryan Freckleton; Herts Phoenix)

60m Hurdles:

Emma Nwofor (Newham & Essex Beagles)

Tiffany Porter (Jeff Porter; Woodford Green Essex Ladies)

Cindy Sember (Jeff Porter; Woodford Green Essex Ladies)

Pole Vault:

Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson; Blackburn)

Long Jump:

Abigail Irozuru (self-coached; Sale Harriers Manchester)

Jazmin Sawyers (City of Stoke)

Women’s High Jump

Emily Borthwick (Fuzz Caan; Wigan & District)

Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)

Shot Put:

Sophie McKinna (Mike Winch; Great Yarmouth)

Amelia Strickler (Zane Duquemin; Thames Valley)

Pentathlon:

Holly Mills (Laura Turner-Alleyne; Andover)

 

Men:

60m:

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Benke Blomkvist; Sutton & District)

Oliver Bromby (Marvin Rowe; Southampton)

Andrew Robertson (Michael Carolan; Sale Harriers Manchester)

400m:

Joe Brier (Matt Elias; Swansea)

Lee Thompson (John Henson; Sheffield & Dearne)

James Williams (self-coached; Liverpool)

800m:

Guy Learmonth (Justin Rinaldi; Lasswade)

Jamie Webb (Adrian Webb; Liverpool)

1500m:

Piers Copeland (Bob Smith; Wimborne)

Archie Davis (Joel Kidger; Brighton Phoenix)

Neil Gourley (Ben Thomas; Giffnock North)

3000m:

Andrew Butchart (Barry Fudge; Central)

Jack Rowe (Tim Eglen; Aldershot Farnham & District)

Marc Scott (Jerry Schumacher; Cambridge & Coleridge)

4x400m Relay:

Joe Brier (Matt Elias; Swansea)

Efe Okoro (Tony Hadley; Birchfield Harriers)

Tom Somers (Newham & Essex Beagles)

Owen Smith (Matt Elias; Cardiff)

Lee Thompson (John Henson; Sheffield & Dearne)

James Williams (self-coached; Liverpool)

60m Hurdles:

Andrew Pozzi (Santiago Antunez; Stratford-upon-Avon)

Men’s Pole Vault

Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy; Birtley)

Long Jump:

Jacob Fincham-Dukes (Matt Barton; Leeds City)

Men’s High Jump

Joel Khan (Deirdre Elmhirst; Worcester)





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