A look forward to the European U18 Champs and the upcoming Diamond League meetings
BRITISH YOUTH SQUAD SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GYÖR IN JULY AIMS TO REPEAT THE SUCCESS OF TWO YEARS AGO
BRITAIN topped the medals table at the inaugural European Under-18 Championships in Tbilisi in 2016 and the country will be looking for similar success when the 2018 event takes place in the Hungarian city of Györ.
Two years ago, GB winners included Jona Efoloko, George Mills, Jake Heyward, Isabelle Boffey and Holly Mills as the GB team took five golds and 13 medals in total to beat Germany, Italy and France in the medals table.
Now, the team is headed by high jump talent Dominic Ogbechie and 800m sensations Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson (left) at an event that takes place a few days before the IAAF World Under-20 Championships kicks off in Finland.
Ogbechie high jumped a world age 15 record of 2.22m earlier this year indoors and then this month took the England Athletics title in Bedford with 2.16m. Burgin ran a world age 15 800m record of 1:47.50 in May and has since been focusing on GCSE exams, while Hodgkinson impressed at the England Athletics Championships with victory over a field that included Boffey and European under-20 champion Khai Mhlanga.
Some athletes will be making a return visit to Györ 12 months after the Hungarian city staged the European Youth Olympics.
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