This week marks the start of a series of flash backs to memorable British moments in the sport over the past decade. Here week one concludes with how the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow went from being spectacular to record breaking.
After the drama of the first two days, there were medals and records at every single turn on a glittering final night as golden girls Laura Muir and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke led the British team to a record-breaking haul of 12.
Muir completed a feat no one else had ever managed as gold in the women’s 1500m sealed a European indoor double-double while Oskan-Clarke showed her strength to dominate the women’s 800m final and cruise to the title.
A succession of silvers completed the record haul as Holly Bradshaw produced close to her best in a gripping women’s pole vault final while Jamie Webb achieved something no other Brit had done on the European indoor stage for close to 30 years in the men’s 800m.
Tim Duckworth showed he is a class heptathlete – GB & NI’s best ever at this event – while Laviai Nielsen, Zoey Clark, Amber Anning and Eilidh Doyle combined in impressive fashion in the final event of the Championships, the women’s 4x400m relay, to set the record breaking tally of 12.
Full story and more images – https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/news-and-features/flashback-to-glasgow-2019-from-riveting-to-record-breaking/