Eilidh Doyle is all set to make more sporting history after being named as one of four University of Bath-based athletes in the British Athletics squad for the 2018 European Championships in Berlin.
Doyle – who is Scotland’s most decorated athlete with 15 medals on the international stage – will, along with Anyika Onuora, make a record-equalling fifth appearance for Britain at a European Championships when they take place from August 6-12.
The 2014 400m hurdles gold-medallist, coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Vilage, will compete in her specialist individual event after proving her fitness with a solid return to action at the Muller Anniversary Games in London over the weekend.
She is also in the 4x400m relay squad along with fellow University-based athlete Emily Diamond – they helped GB to relay gold at the 2016 European Championships and have also won Olympic bronze and World silver during the past two years.
MJ Church ambassador David King will compete in the 110m hurdles and fellow Sports Performance graduate Cameron Chalmers, supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, is in the men’s 4x400m squad – both are coached by James Hillier at the STV.
Three University of Bath alumni will also be competing in Berlin. Accounting & Finance graduate Rosie Clarke will race in the 3,000m steeplechase and Kirsten McAslan, who studied Biochemistry, has been selected for the women’s 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay squad. Sports Performance graduate Jack Green goes in the equivalent men’s events.
For more information about athletics at the University of Bath, visit www.teambath.com/athletics.
Courtesy of Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd.