High Hopes for British Athletes at European Athletics Championships
The European Athletics Championships is underway in Zurich and a number of British athletes have travelled there with high hopes of bring back medals.At the head of the pack is Mo Farah who four years ago won both the 5,000m and the 10,000m titles in Barcelona. Since then he has put in spectacular performances at two World Championships and the London Olympics. However, Mo has had a difficult year full of injuries and abdominal pains and he has not raced in a while. Nonetheless, if he is fully healthy he is more than capable of winning gold again.
Also in Zurich is Adam Gemili who just won silver in the 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He will be taking on the reigning champion Christophe Lemaitre in his preferred event, the 200m.
Competing in the high jump is 17-year-old Morgan Lake who was just crowned World Junior heptathlon champion while in the 400m there is 19-year-old Matthew Hudson-Smith.
There is a great deal more young talent taking part, such as Eilidh Child and Lynsey Sharp in the 400m hurdles, and overall it looks as if Team GB could be bringing home a large amount of silverware.