Kenya tops medal table ahead of Jamaica and USA as GB finishes fifth, with men’s 4x400m team bagging bronze, while Ireland’s Sommer Lecky secures high jump silver
GB name Euro U18 Champs teamJune 22, 2018
Youth squad selected for the event in Gyor in July includes Dominic Ogbechie, Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson
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 Gyor on July 5-8.
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 (pictured) and 800m sensations Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson 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 last weekend 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.
400m: Ethan Brown, Ben Pattison
800m: Max Burgin
1500m: Kane Elliott, Jacques Maurice
3000m: Thomas Keen, Rory Leonard
2000m steeplechase: Ben Thomas
110m hurdles: Sam Bennett, Jordan Ricketts
400m hurdles: Karl Johnson
High jump: Dominic Ogbechie
Shot put: Lewis Byng, George Hyde
Javelin: Max Law
Decathlon: Ollie Thorner, Jack Turner
100m: Amy Hunt (subject to fitness), Cassie-Ann Pemberton
400m: Hannah Foster, Natasha Harrison
800m: Keely Hodgkinson
1500m: Emily Williams
3000m: Charlotte Alexander, Kiara Frizelle (subject to fitness)
2000m steeplechase: Elise Thorner
100m hurdles: Lucy-Jane Matthews, Marcia Sey
400m hurdles: Jasmine Jolly
Shot put: Hannah Molyneaux, Serena Vincent
Triple jump: Lily Hulland
Pole vault: Jade Spencer-Smith
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