Sophie Hitchon set to compete in Euro Under 23 Championships

IN ACTION: Sophie Hitchon
IN ACTION: Sophie Hitchon

Sophie Hitchon, 22 today, is in action at the European Under 23 Championships in Tampere in Finland over the weekend.

She goes in qualifiying tomorrow from 10 a.m., with the final on Saturday at 5-40 p.m. as she looks to add to the bronze medal she won at the championshops in Ostrava two years ago.

Sophie, the British senior record holder, is fancied for gold, standing almost two metres clear at the top of the European Under 23 rankings.

She extended her British record by almost a metre at the European Team Championships in Gateshead last month, throwing 72.97m.