Action from Portugal to Kilmarnock, Glasgow and Sheffield

Monday 14th March 2022

European Throwing Cup Results

Three Scottish athletes were in action were in action for GB and NI at the European Throwing Cup this weekend in Portugal.

Kirsty Law and Chris Bennett landed Commonwealth Games qualifying standards with their performances, with Nick Percy also competing in Leiria.

The performances were as follows:

Women’s Discus – Kirsty Law 56:78m SB for ninth place

Men’s Discus – Nick Percy 57:01m for 11th place

Men’s Hammer – Chris Bennett 72:66m for ninth place

The throws by Kirsty and Chris were both beyond the qualifying standards asked for by Team Scotland for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and Kirsty was part of the GB team who won the overall women’s competition in Portugal.


Kilmarnock Results

Meanwhile, Scottish throwers gathered at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock for our Spring Throws meeting.

With around 75 athletes on start-lists it was a good day for the development of the throws across the age groups and the competition opportunity marked the start of the 2022 outdoor season.

There were many Personal Best performances and the age range of athletes from U13 to Masters M60 reflects the continued appeal of the throws.

Top performance of the day came via the Invitational Shot event as Teddy Tchoudja threw out to 14.37m. That takes the Shettleston Harriers athlete to the top of the UK U20 rankings for this year.

As always on these occasions, we send our sincere thanks to all who competed and their coaches, spectators as well as the staff at Kilmarnock plus volunteers and, of course, our dedicated team of scottishathletics Officials for making the event happen.


Photo by Bobby Gavin

Jump Glasgow Results 

The Indoor Season is just about concluded with one of the last events in Scotland was the Jump Glasgow initiative at the Emirates Arena last Friday night.

Pole vault and high jump opportunities were on offer and well done to Glasgow Athletics Association for organising.

Jump Glasgow photos by Bobby Gavin on Facebook


Results from Sheffield

Meanwhile, at Sheffield, the England Athletics Combined Events U17 and U15 Champs saw Scottish success at U15 level.

Falkirk Victoria Harriers athlete Victoria Anestik took an excellent  silver medal in the U15 Girls pentathlon with her 3181 points tally close to her PB.

In the U15 Boys, Rory Taylor-Young of Giffnock North was just outside the medals with a fourth place finish after strong performances.


Tags: Chris Bennett, European Throwing Cup, Jump Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Kirsty Law, Nick Percy, Spring Throws, Teddy Tchoudja

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