The last blog posted was dedicated to the upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships. Over the weekend all of the contestants contested, and all of the races were ran. We had a great time watching it all from the comfort of our own couch, which is a fantastic contrast to the athletes running blistering speeds on the track if I do say so myself as it became a running joke throughout the weekend.
Now that everything has finished, it’s time to look at everything in retrospect and review how our very own team and SFC athletes fared in their own events!
Starting with Great Britain; Great Britain achieved a lot this year, but it was still not enough to top their excellent performance in the then normal world way back in Glasgow, 2019 when the Great British team earned a whopping 12 medals across all events, however just two years ago in Glasgow the Great British team scored more higher value medals in an impressive four gold medals, six silver medals, and just two bronze medals. Whereas this year they scored six bronze medals, four silver medals and two gold medals. This placed them third in the overall medal table.
Britain scored their first medals in the women’s 3000m race as Amy-Eloise Markovc took home Britain’s first gold medal and Verity Ockenden took home Britain’s first bronze medal, a fantastic result for Great Britain’s medal campaign. The race was extremely close as Britain’s own Ockonden had the silver medal pipped at the finish line by France’s Alice Finot.