Medals galore for British vaulters at Euros

  • British vaulters secured 4 medals at the senior and junior European championships in Ebreichsdorf, Austria (30 July – 4 August).

    In the senior competition sisters Joanne and Hannah Eccles took silver on WH Bentley in the pas de deux — this is the 4th consecutive European silver for the duo.

    Joanne, 23, also won a bronze medal in the senior female category.

    In the junior pair competition Andrew McLachlan and Rebecca Norval won silver on Tylers Kernal.  Andrew also secured bronze in the junior male category.

    “They all did really well. It was a very tight competition with massive pressure,” chef d’equipe Lucy Bell told H&H.

    “We knew that it was going to be very close this year so four medals was what we were hoping for.”

    Competitors also had to deal with baking temperatures over the weekend.

    “I think we were lucky it has been so hot at home recently.” Lucy said.

    “It was recorded as being 37c outside but inside the arenas with the crowds it felt even hotter.”

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