Anning takes European Silver medal

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Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielson, Eilidh Doyle and Amber Anning

Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning returned home from the European Indoor Championships at Glasgow on Sunday with a splendid silver medal.

Racing in her 400m heat on Friday Anning was squeezed into third place in 53.26s and just missed a place in the semi-final but ran a pretty impressive senior international debut.

On Sunday she was drawn to run at number three in the 4 x 400 m relay team and ran a magnificent leg.  Holding second place, behind the Polish team and fending off a strong Italian runner to keep the British team in the silver medal position a position that local Glasgow girl Eilidh Doyle held to the finish.Anning had a split time of 53.1s.*

In the 1,500m final which Brighton Phoenix’s Robbie Fitzgibbon clocked 3:43.09s to place third in his heat and qualify for Sunday’s final where he finished up in eighth place in 3:47.08s.**

Welsh Junior International.

Competing for the England U20 team at the Junior international at Cardiff on Sunday Crawley’s Natasha Purchas tied for first place with a 3.65m vault and Eastbourne's Daniel-James Thomas was second in the shot with 17.47m.

Jack Harris (Lewes) no heighted in the Men’s pole vault event.


*Watch Amber Anning's 4x400m relay final here and see **Robbie Fitzgibbon's 1500m final here.