It was another successful day for the England team at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, with a bronze medal and a number of athletes through to finals as many of the track events saw qualifying rounds.
The first athletics session of the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games saw England Athletes off to a great start. Team England opening ceremony flagbearer Holly Mills led the way once again with the gold medal in the women's long jump as Lucy Hadaway took bronze, and more medals in the men's 1500m for Joshua Lay and Luke Duffy.
The England Athletics 10,000m championships are to be contested in the 25-lap races to be held atStretford on Saturday 19 August as part of the BMC fixture.The 10,000m races will provide opportunities for male and female athletes seeking to improve their times for the distance, as well as seeing the championships medals being decided.
The opening ceremony and first competitions of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games have been held. With the athletics beginning on Thursday the sport was represented in the opening ceremony by Holly Mills acting as flag bearer.
Aspiring Commonwealth Games athletes have an opportunity to run quick times over 10,000m at the England 10,000m Championships. This is one of the last chances to try to gain selection for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
With just over two weeks to go until our Commonwealth Youth Games team compete in Nassau, Bahamas, the athletes enjoyed a team orientation day in Preston. We were there to find out more.
England Athletics and Commonwealth Games England are delighted to announce the selection of the 25 athletes for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.
Olympic 4x100m relay champions Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis Francis are set to unite for a special sprint relay race at this summer's Manchester International athletics meeting. The squad memorably took the gold medal at the Athens games 13 years ago, edging out a strong USA team anchored by Maurice Greene, and capturing the hearts of the nation in the process.
While Day One may have been seen as a tough act to follow, the second day of the England Athletics U23 U20 certainly did that. Highlights included a new British Junior record and many athletes booked places to head to European Championship locations as athlete after athlete secured European U20 or U23 qualifying performances.
There were new championship records set in two high jump events as a superb day of competition at Bedford culminated in a series of fast 100m finals at the end of the afternoon. With strong performances across a range of events on the track and in the field there was always plenty of great action to be watching as the action unfolded.