Eilidh Doyle adds to her international medal collection with Euro Indoor relay silver

06 March 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle won the 15th medal of her international career as she helped Great Britain to a 4x400m relay silver medal at the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

In the process, Doyle – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – became Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete ever.

Rio 2016 Olympic medallist Doyle ran the first leg and used her experience to put Britain in a strong position at the front of the field, a lead that Phillipa Lowe was able to maintain.

Mary Iheke was overtaken by her Polish opponent on the third leg but Laviai Nielsen ensured there were no dramas in the final 400m as she brought Britain home as runners-up in 3:31.05.

The relay medal made some amends for Doyle’s disappointment in the individual 400m, where she narrowly missed out on a place in the final after being edged into third place on the line in her semi-final.

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, who is coached by James Hillier at the STV, gained more valuable championships experience in the 60m hurdles, finishing sixth in his semi-final.

Former University of Bath-based hurdler Andrew Pozzi continued his outstanding start to the year by winning gold in the final.

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