European Under-20 Champs and Monaco Diamond League
BRITISH JUNIORS TAKE ON BEST IN EUROPE IN GROSSETO
GREAT BRITAIN will hope to continue its fine record in the European Under-20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy, this week.
The event, which was known as the European Junior Championships for almost half a century, has been won in the past by athletes such as Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Roger Black, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Steve Backley, among others, while at the most recent championships two years ago in Finland the GB team topped the medals table ahead of Russia and Germany.
This week GB medal hopes are led by sprint hurdler Alicia Barrett, 800m runner Markhim Lonsdale, hammer thrower Jake Norris and high jumper Tom Gale.
Host nation hopes in Italy rest with Filippo Tortu, who won 100m silver at the World Under-20 Championships last year and heads the European under-20 rankings at 100m and 200m.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran a sub-four-minute mile aged 16 recently and the Danish runner is a junior until 2020.
Another leading junior in action is Armand Duplantis.
The pole vaulter has created a storm in the United States lately and improved the world under-20 record to 5.90m but despite being based in the US he competes for Sweden.
The GB team is:
Men: 100m: Oliver Bromby, Dom Ashwell, Rechmial Miller; 200m: Toby Harries, Nick Stewart, Jona Efoloko; 400m: Owen Richardson; 800m: Markhim Lonsdale, Ben Greenwood, Canaan Soloman; 1500m: James Gormley, Jake Heyward, Archie Davis; 5000m: Tom Mortimer; 3000m steeplechase: Will Battershill; 110m Hurdles: Cameron Fillery, Robert Sakala, Jason Nicholson; 400m hurdles: Alex Knibbs; 4x100m: Dom Ashwell, Oliver Bromby, Eden Davies, Jona Efoloko, Kristian Jones, Rechmial Miller; High jump: Tom Gale, Joel Khan, Thomas Hewes; Pole vault: Joel Leon-Benitez; Discus: George Evans; Javelin: James Whiteaker; Hammer: Jake Norris
Women: 100m: Olivia Okoli; 200m: Alisha Rees, Maya Bruney; 400m: Hannah Williams, Lauren Russell; 800m: Khahisa Mhlanga, Ellie Baker; 1500m: Jemma Reekie, Harriet Knowles-Jones; 3000m: Jemma Reekie; 3000m steeplechase:
Emily Moyes; 100m hurdles: Alicia Barrett, Sophie Yorke; 400m hurdles: Orla Brothers; 4x100m: Hannah
Brier, Maya Bruney, Ebony Carr, Jazz Crawford, Olivia Okoli; 4x400m: Ella Barrett, Orla Brothers, Jill Cherry,
Mair Edwards, Catherine Reid, Lauren Russell, Hannah Williams; Pole vault: Molly Caudery; Triple Jump: Naomi Ogbeta, Emily Gargan; Shot: Divine Oladipo; Discus: Divine Oladipo; Combined events: Holly McArthur, Niamh Emerson
Alicia Barrett: sprint hurdles contender