British Indoor Championships: Jemma Reekie wins to secure European Indoor spot

Reekie competed at closing year’s European Championships in Berlin

Jemma Reekie took inspiration from practising partner Laura Muir to grab the 1500m at the British Indoors and resolve her direct on the Gargantuan Britain crew for next month’s European Indoors in Glasgow.

The 20-year-broken-down European junior champion is portion of Andy Young’s practising neighborhood alongside Muir, who won the three,000m title on Saturday.

Scot Reekie accelerated over the closing 100 metres to resolve victory in Birmingham and stated afterwards: “I’ve never wanted anything else more.”

She added: “I the truth is desired to be in Glasgow. Laura is the ideal on this planet and daily I am intriguing her.

“I’m learning so grand from her and from Andy, who’s the ideal coach.”

Reekie will be lining up in opposition to Muir in Glasgow after her rival indicated she will be able to be making an strive to defend both her 1500m and 3,000m European Indoor titles at the tournament from 1-3 March.

Johnson-Thompson rues Thiam’s Glasgow absence

Katarina Johnson-Thompson turn out to be victorious in the long jump with a leap of 6.46m, 10cm earlier than Jahisha Thomas and sufficient to qualify her for the tournament in Glasgow, nonetheless the multi-eventer stated afterwards she would handiest compete in the pentathlon.

Then again, the area indoor pentathlon champion expressed her remorse at the truth she will be able to not be going to face Belgium’s Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam, who will plug over out with a calf injure.

“Or not it’s miles a exact shame. I turn out to be a little bit gutted because she wasn’t in Birmingham closing year and I are making an strive to compete in opposition to her,” stated Johnson-Thompson.

“She can be a fierce competitor and I am mad for the exterior.

“I have not performed a pentathlon this year and there are quite loads of correct women available and anything else can happen on the day.

“If I pays consideration on me and acquire my events where they must be, then I’ll be honest.”

Commonwealth Video games high jump silver medallist Morgan Lake won her fourth British indoor title with a handiest jump of 1.94m nonetheless the 21-year-broken-down missed out on the British tale after three failures at 1.99m.

Sophie McKinna set up in the ideal demonstrate of British women’s shot striking since 2000 on her manner to winning gold.

She living a inside of most handiest alongside with her opening throw of 17.64m and improved that twice more to attain with a handiest of 17.97m.

It puts the Gargantuan Yarmouth athlete in the tip 10 in Europe this year and is handiest 3cm away from the qualifying mark for the World Championships which originate in Doha in gradual September.

Assorted winners, who will be now be portion of the crew for Glasgow incorporated Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (800m), Zoey Clark (400m), Chris O’Hare (3,000m) and Feron Sayers (long jump).

There turn out to be a season’s handiest for Tom Bosworth who won the 5,000m dawdle stroll in 19 minutes 22.56 seconds.

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