Jake to captain GB & NI team at Euro Team Champs

Thursday 27th May 2021

Team update announcement on British Athletics website

Schedule and results

Jake Wightman has been announced as captain for the GB and NI team at this weekend’s Euro Team Champs in Poland.

Jake will be making his first appearance at the Championships, competing in the 800m on Sunday.

He will lead the British team against six other nations at the Silesian Stadium: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Jake aid of the leadership role, announced on the eve of the contest: ‘It’s an honour to be able to captain the British team this weekend. We’ve got a great mixture of both young talent and experienced athletes, so I hope that will be the perfect recipe for us to produce the best result possible as a team.’

It’s been a busy week for Scottish selections on the team – thrower Kirsty Law was called up yesterday after five Scots were named initially in the GB and NI selection – Beth Dobbin, Jake Wightman, Will Grimsey, Chris Bennett and Erin Wallace.

Kirsty’s week was already looking good last Sunday when she claimed yet another event win at the Loughborough International with a 58.59m throw. It was her third success in a row in this event.

Pictured: Kirsty Law at Loughborough, with thanks to Mark Shearman

Coverage of the Euro Team Champs will be on Saturday 29 May – 1430-1830 and Sunday 30 May – 1200-1525 BST live on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer & BBC Sport app. Here’s the schedule for the Scots in Poland (times shown are UK time)

Saturday 29 May

15.42 Women’s Discus – Kirsty Law
16.01  Men’s High Jump – Will Grimsey

Sunday 30 May

12.04  Men’s Hammer – Chris Bennett
12.44 – Men’s 800m – Jake Wightman
13.48 – Women’s 200m – Beth Dobbin
14.22 – Women’s 1500m  – Erin Wallace

Tags: Beth Dobbin, Chris Bennett, Erin Wallace, Euro Team Champs, Jake Wightman, Kirsty Law, Will Grimsey

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