Natasha and Tendai picked by GB for Euro U20 Champs; Javelin Record ratified

Thursday 22nd June 2023

British Athletics website team announcement

Two young Scots have been picked for GB and NI for the European U20 Champs later this summer.

Natasha Phillips and Tendai Nyabadza will be part of the British team for the event in Jerusalem on Augst 7-10.

The duo from Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and Harmeny AC won U20 titles at the England Athletics Champs last weekend to effectively become British champions and clinch their places for Israel.

It’s a first vest with GB and NI for Natasha in the Women’s 5000m after impressive road performances in Scotland this spring.

Emerging 1500m talent Tendai, who is coached by Robert Hawkins, was at the European Youths event last sumer – also in Jerusalem – and won a fine bronze medal.

Congratulations to both athletes and their families, coaches and clubs on their selections.

This is a ‘first wave’ announcement for the European U20 Champs with the window still open for qualifying standards.

A second wave (final) team announcement from British Athletics is due on July 10, so further Scots may yet be picked for Jerusalem.


Dawn Russell in action for Scotland at the 2023 Loughborough International (photo by Bobby Gavin)

The scottishathletics Board has rubberstamped another Record-breaking performance.

Following a recommendation from our Records Committee, a group of volunteers who supports our Track and Field Commission, Dawn Russell’s U20 Women’s javelin performance has been ratified. Dawn threw out to 47.80m at Grangemouth in May.

Record approved:

Outdoor: U20 Women – Javelin Throw 47.80 Dawn Russell (Kilbarchan AAC) Grangemouth 13 May 2023 National Outdoor Open.

(Previous record: 46.04, Lisa Glover, 2008)

Tags: European U20 Champs, Israel, Jerusalem, Natasha Phillips, Tendai Nyabadza

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