Hannah Nuttall made her mark in only her second 5,000m track race at the European Team Athletics Championships held at Slaski Stadium in Poland from June 23 to 25. The event was covered live on BBC iPlayer, the Sport News Center website, and the app, with broadcast times scheduled for Saturday at 14:00 BST and Sunday at 14:20.
Nuttall’s outstanding performance secured her second place in the women’s 5,000m race, contributing to Great Britain’s overall standing as they concluded day one of the championships in second place. She completed the race in 15 minutes and 29.49 seconds, finishing behind the Italian victor, Nadia Battocletti, who sprinted ahead on the final lap.
In another impressive display, 22-year-old Jeremiah Azu achieved third place in the men’s 100m event, clocking a time of 10.16 seconds.
After 12 events, Great Britain currently trails Italy, the leading team, by 9.5 points. The competition will continue for two more days, presenting further opportunities for the British team to climb higher in the rankings.
Additionally, team captain Bianca Williams delivered a season’s best time of 11.29 seconds, securing fifth place in the women’s 100m race.
Reflecting on her performance, Nuttall expressed gratitude to her father for his significant role in her career.
Zak Seddon contributed valuable points with a third-place finish in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, crossing the line in 8 minutes and 27.42 seconds.
Ama Pipi achieved a season’s best time of 51.10 seconds, finishing fourth in the women’s 400m event, which was won by Dutch star Femke Bol, setting a championship record of 49.82 seconds.
Charlotte Payne’s performance in the women’s hammer competition resulted in a fourth-place finish, with her throw covering a distance of 71.14 meters.
In the men’s 800m heat, Ben Pattison secured second place with a time of 1 minute and 46.94 seconds. Although narrowly missing out on victory to Sweden’s Andreas Kramer, Pattison secured the overall sixth position.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about European Athletics Team Championships
What is the European Athletics Team Championships?
The European Athletics Team Championships is a track and field event where European nations compete against each other as teams.
Where was the European Athletics Team Championships held?
The championships were held at Slaski Stadium in Poland.
Who helped Great Britain secure second place in the championships?
Hannah Nuttall’s performance in the women’s 5,000m race played a crucial role in Great Britain’s second-place finish.
How did Hannah Nuttall perform in the 5,000m race?
Hannah Nuttall secured second place in the women’s 5,000m race with a time of 15 minutes and 29.49 seconds.
Which countries are leading the competition?
Italy currently holds the lead in the European Athletics Team Championships, with Great Britain trailing by 9.5 points.
Who won the women’s 400m race?
The women’s 400m race was won by Dutch athlete Femke Bol, who set a championship record with a time of 49.82 seconds.
What other notable performances took place during the championships?
Jeremiah Azu achieved third place in the men’s 100m race, Bianca Williams secured fifth place in the women’s 100m race, and Zak Seddon finished third in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase.