Five Scots in Poland this week as they prepare for the Euro Team Champs with GB and NI.
It’s an exciting moment for Kirsty Law and Sarah Inglis as they compete in individual events as the British Athletics representatives – while Zoey Clark is with the Women’s 4x400m squad.
High jumper Emma Nuttall is also now with the team for Poland. And there was a late change in terms of the Women’s Relays with a first Senior call-up for Alisha Rees in the 4x100m.
Unfortunately, Beth Dobbin had to withdraw from the 4x400m Relay, thus keeping the Scottish cohort in the GB and Ni team at five athletes.
Law leads the British Women’s rankings in the discus this year and proved her good form with an excellent throw of 57.51m in Portugal last weekend.
This will be her third major GB vest after competing at the 2015 Team Champs and the European Champs in Berlin last summer.
‘I’m really pleased to get this opportunity,’ said Kirsty
‘It’s when things happen like this and winning the Loughborough International back in May that I feel really glad that I didn’t quite the sport after all and I feel really glad of this latest opportunity to get in among some of the best discus throwers in Europe.
‘Last weekend, I came up with throws on Saturday and Sunday that were above 57m, so I’m happy with the consistency and I’m confident that the big one is coming. Hopefully that step is coming, so on to the next one in Poland.’
— Sarah Inglis (@SarahInglis5) July 24, 2019
Inglis competed for GB and NI at Highgate in the Night of the 10k PBs when she was part of the team who won the Europa Cup.
This time, the Lothian RC athlete races over the 5000m with British Athletics only naming one athlete per event for Bydgoszcz.
Zoey Clark, of course, is very much no stranger to Relay medals at European level and will be hoping to lead GB to the podium once again.
Nuttall missed the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in 2018 through injury but has made a strong comeback over the past 12 months and the selection is a big boost for the Edinburgh AC jumper.
For Alisha Rees it is another exciting moment only one week on from being part of the Scotland quartet who set a new Women’s 4x100m National Record in Belfast.
GB CALL-UP . . . good news @scotathletics sprinters continues!
Week on from National Record 4x100m @alisha_rees1 added @BritAthletics team for @EuroAthletics Team Champs
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— scottishathletics (@scotathletics) August 8, 2019