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European Youth Olympics: Great Britain Tops Medal Table

British Relay Team, who won Bronze
British Relay Team, who won Bronze

Great Britain is currently topping the medals table at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Finland.

Britain have 12 medals – six gold, three silver and three bronze.

Team GB’s Mark England said;

We’re delighted to be leading the 49 nation European Youth Olympics with just two days of competition remaining. We have witnessed a number of truly outstanding performances from Team GB athletes.

It bodes well for the next generation of British Olympic sport that we’re now consistently winning at the highest level, and it’s great that we’re beating powerful Olympic nations such as Russia, Germany, Italy, and France.

The current standings are as follows:

Nation Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
Team GB 6 3 3 12
Germany 5 6 3 14
Russia 5 3 4 12
Italy 5 1 5 11
France 3 3 2 8

Here is the breakdown of where the winning team have made their gains:

GOLD: 6

Ieuan Lloyd, swimming, men’s 200m medley

Myles Crouch-Anderson, men’s 400m freestyle

Amelia Maughan, swimming, women’s 100m freestyle

Jennifer Batten, athletics, women’s 100m

Callum Hawkins, athletics, men’s 3000m

Joshua Papworth, cycling, criterium

SILVER: 3

Jonathan Dibben, cycling, men’s individual time trial

Myles Couch-Anderson, Rachel Martin, Matthew Parks and Kathryn Woolston-Thomas, swimming, mixed 4x200m relay

Jonathan Dibben, cycling, criterium

BRONZE: 3

Grant Halsall, swimming, men’s 200m backstroke

Natasha Hofton, Rachel Martin, Amelia Maughan, Kathryn Woolston-Thomas, swimming, women’s 4x100m freestyle relay

Daniel Lyon, judo, -66kg

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