The British team enjoy a great spell of action set with a wealth of medals across the board at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Trabzon, Turkey.
Clovis Asong was always going to be way beyond anyone else and demonstrated his supremacy in full as he obliterated the field to win an easiest gold in 46.93 secs yesterday, shaping a near two secs gap on runner-up Stephen Dale Trenk (GER, 48.75). That wasn’t a PB, though, as he had clocked a faster 46.74 secs in the heats.
In a scintillating season for the long jump so far, Elliott Safo applied his own golden touch as he narrowly clinch the title with a PB of 7.38m (1.4m/sec) having nosed to the front with an earlier best of 7.37m (1.4m/sec) in the third round. Italian Stefano Braga had led the early stages with a second-round windy 7.36m (3.4m/sec).
Sophie Riches conquered the 1500m in 4:25.95, not far off her PB, as she convincingly saw off Irish girl Siofra Cleirich Buttner, who set a PB of 4:26.42, and James Lamswood got bronze in the men’s version in 3:55.02 behind Ruairi (fiery as I believe in Gaelic) Finnegan (IRL) in 3:53.78.
On Tuesday, Sophie Papps wrapped up the dash gold in a convincing 11.82 secs (1.0m/sec) from Switzerland’s Samantha Dagry (11.91), having set a well faster PB of 11.77 secs in the heats on Monday, while Leon Reid picked up silver in the men’s sprint affair in 10.68 secs (1.7m/sec) narrowly behind German Daniel Koelsch, who set 10.66 secs. The Brit had set a PB of 10.67 secs (0.7m/sec) in the semis earlier on.
Also, Gordon Benson earned silver in the 3000m in 8:23.05 behind Ukrainian Ivan Horodyskyy, who ran a PB of 8:21.99.