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Great Britain's Success at World Athletics Indoors fuels optimism for Tokyo Olympics

Posted : 04 March 2024

Jemma Reekie's initial disappointment at securing silver in the World Athletics Indoor Championships served as a testament to the high aspirations of Great Britain's athletes as they gear up for the Olympics in five months.


The 25-year-old's achievement marked her breakthrough with a first major medal in the 800m, concluding the host nation's successful campaign in Glasgow, where Josh Kerr and Molly Caudery also shone with gold medals.


Over the weekend, Great Britain showcased their prowess by claiming a women's 4x400m relay bronze alongside Kerr and Caudery's individual triumphs. Reflecting on the impressive performances, World Athletics president Lord Coe expressed enthusiasm for Britain's Olympic prospects, emphasizing the nation's exciting crop of young athletes heading into the summer games in Paris.


Josh Kerr's remarkable victory in the 3,000m and Molly Caudery's breakthrough pole vault success contributed to an electrifying Saturday night for the hosts in Glasgow. The subsequent emotional milestone of twin sisters Laviai and Lina Nielsen securing a relay bronze added to the success, concluding the weekend with Jemma Reekie's widely celebrated silver. Despite the limited size of the British team, they finished fifth in the medal table, showcasing their competitiveness on the global stage.


As excitement builds for the Paris Games in August, where the athletics programme kicks off, the early-season promise displayed by international stars like American sprinter Noah Lyles and Dutch record-breaker Femke Bol fuels anticipation. British athletes will have their sights set on the European Championships in Rome in June, followed by the UK Championships on July 8 and 9, where they aim to secure their spots for the Olympics.






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