50 days to go: Glasgow 2018 European Championships reveals medals


With 50 days to go until the Glasgow 2018 European Championships begin, organisers have revealed the medals that the Great Britain athletes will be competing for.

Rowing is one of the first events to take place during the two-week multi-sport event, which also features Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics and Triathlon in Glasgow and Athletics from Berlin between 2-12 August.

Reigning European champion Vicky Thornley will be looking to retain her title and get her hands on the impressive gold medal that was revealed today in Glasgow by Triathlon ambassador Jess Learmonth. Great Britain won four medals at the 2017 European Championships in Racice – one gold and three bronze.

Rowing ambassador for Glasgow 2018 Karen Bennett is one of the GB Rowing Team athletes looking to gain selection for the Great Britain squad for the Championships, which will be announced on Thursday, 19 July at the National Training Centre in Caversham.

Sports Minister Aileen Campbell said: “With fifty days to go until Glasgow 2018, the countdown is truly on to Scotland’s next multi-sport event and anticipation is building further with the unveiling of the medals today.  It will be wonderful to see some of Europe’s best competing in Scotland to claim their place on the podium.

“We are on track for a fantastic summer of sport and it is great to welcome Jess Learmonth to our family of Ambassadors and hear the excitement from the athletes.

“The European Championships provide a fantastic opportunity for Scotland to build on our reputation for hosting major sporting events, ensuring a memorable experience for athletes, officials and fans alike.”

There’s still time to book your tickets to watch the GB Rowing Team compete on home waters for the last time before Tokyo 2020. Be part of #TheMoment and visit www.glasgow2018.com/tickets to be there to cheer on the British athletes.