British vaulters named for World Equestrian Games

  • World vaulting champion Joanne Eccles, her sister Hannah and English senior female champion Lucy Phillips will be representing Britain at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) this summer.

    The girls, selected by British Equestrian Vaulting, all competed in the individual female class for Great Britain at the last WEG in Kentucky in 2010.

    The Eccles sisters will also compete in the pas de deux, which makes its debut at a World Games this year.

    Hannah Eccles, 22, from Scotland said: “The pas de deux is something that Hannah and I have done together since we were very young, so I’m so chuffed that we’ve been selected to compete.”

    Lucy Phillips, 24, from Solihull, said: “A WEG is so different to a vaulting Worlds or Europeans, it’s such a massive honour to represent Great Britain there.”

    Chef d’equipe Lucy Bell was “thrilled for all 3 girls”. She added that they have had “great starts” to their season this year, with Joanne currently unbeaten in 2014.

    The individual vaulting competition is the only event across the FEI disciplines in which men and women compete in separate classes for individual titles.

    The vaulting competition at WEG takes place from 2-5 September in Caen.

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