Sophie named in British squad for European Team Championships

Sophie Hitchon
Sophie Hitchon

Sophie Hitchon has been named in a British Athletics team containing four Olympic medallists for the European Team Championships in Gateshead next weekend.

The Olympic hammer finalist, and British record holder, was joined in the team, announced on Wednesday,by gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu and bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz, as GB & NI hope to take international honours in front of a capacity home crowd at Gateshead International Stadium.

Also named in the team is the reigning World 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene, double European Indoor Champion Perri Shakes-Drayton, European Indoor pole vault gold medallist Holly Bleasdale and reigning World 1500m silver medallist Hannah England.