Jazmin Sawyers to compete in European Indoor Championships


Stoke-On-Trent long jumper Jazmin Sawyers has been selected for Great Britain in the European Indoor Championships next month in Belgrade. Sawyers will be competing alongside fellow Brits Katrina Johnson-Thompson and British champion Lorraine Ugen.

Sawyers will be hoping she can bring back Britain’s first European Indoor medal for 33 years.

The 22-year-old will want to add to her already impressive medal haul. Sawyers won a silver in 2014 when competing in the long jump at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

The call up cements a good series of performances for Sawyers in competitions. She made her Olympic debut in Rio last year, alongside winning silver in the European Championships in Amsterdam.

The most recent achievement for Sawyers came in last weekend’s Birmingham Grand Prix, where she jumped a new indoor personal best.

The Trentham-born star jumped 6.71m which was enough for her to finish second and help cement her place at the Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black has high hopes Sawyers will finish in a podium spot in Belgrade.

He said: “Jazmin Sawyers, Steph Twell and Lee Emanuel, all European medallists who should be looking to make a statement of intent for 2017 by repeating those performances and finishing on the podium in Belgrade.”

Sawyers herself took to Twitter to speak of her delight about the call up saying: “So happy and excited to be picked for the European indoor champs!! Belgrade, see you soon!”




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