Five Scots are picked to represent Europe

Thursday 29th August 2019

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Five Scottish athletes have been picked for the European team to take on the USA in The Match on 9-10 September.

The Match is a Ryder Cup-style championship event and takes place over two days in Ukraine in the countdown to the Doha World Champs.

European Athletics have announced their selection and there were call-up for four Scottish women as well as Jake Wightman.

Beth Dobbin runs in the 200m, Lynsey Sharp in the 800m, Jemma Reekie in the 1500m, Eilish McColgan in the 3000m and Jake is picked for the Men’s 1500m event.

All four women will of course represent Britain at the World Championships in Doha three weeks later, after securing their places via top two finishes at the Muller British Champs.

Jake for his is now awaiting the outcome of the selection decisions and discussion which are due to take place over the weekend and on Monday.

Congratulations from all at scottishathletics to these athletes and their families and coaches as well as the clubs involved in their development over many years.

The Match features 304 athletes and sees Europe and the USA go head to head for the first time since the 1960s in a four-a-side contest in the individual events, with two teams each in the relays.

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Tags: Beth Dobbin, Eilish McColgan, Europe, Jake Wightman, Jemma Reekie, Lynsey Sharp, the Match

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