Another major medal for Eilidh Doyle as University of Bath-based sportspeople finish Euro 2018 with seven podium places
Eilidh Doyle won the 16th major international medal from the eight years she has been training at the University of Bath when she anchored Great Britain to women’s 4x400m relay bronze at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Doyle collected the baton from Amy Allcock in fourth place and ran brilliantly to bring the British quartet, which also included Zoey Clark and Anyika Onoura, home in third behind Poland and France in 3:27.40.
It was the perfect response to the disappointment of Friday night where Doyle, who is coached by husband Brian at the Sports Training Village, had finished eighth in the 400m hurdles final in 56.23 after fading on the back straight.
Emily Diamond, who also trains at the University, helped Britain qualify for the relay final by anchoring them to second place in Friday’s heats.
Sports Performance graduate Cameron Chalmers, coached by James Hillier and supported by a Thompson Education Trust Sports Scholarship, made his senior British debut at a major championships by leading Britain’s men off in their 4x400m heat on Friday. They went on to win the race and qualify for the final, where they secured a fine silver behind Belgium in 3:00.36.
Doyle’s bronze meant that University of Bath-based sportspeople finished the 2018 European Championships in Berlin and Glasgow with seven medals in total.
Four of them went to James Guy, with the British Swimming National Centre Bath star adding individual 100m freestyle bronze to his three relay gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle, mixed 4x100m medley and men’s 4x100m medley.
Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis was also part of the title-winning 4x200m freestyle relay squad, while Siobhan-Marie O’Connor helped Britain to women’s 4x100m medley bronze in the final race in the Tollcross International Swimming Centre pool.