Athletics: Law impresses on GB debut in Hungary

PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 July 2018

Havering's Max Law with coach Sam Harrison at the European Under-18 Championships in Hungary (pic George Herczeg)

Havering's Max Law with coach Sam Harrison at the European Under-18 Championships in Hungary (pic George Herczeg)


Havering’s Max Law had a superb Great Britain debut at the European Under-18 Championships in Hungary, but was pipped to a medal.

Havering's Jessie Collier in her Essex vest (pic Emily Brown)Havering's Jessie Collier in her Essex vest (pic Emily Brown)

Law added more than three metres to his javelin best with 75.30 metres which lifted him into a silver-medal spot.

But Greek rival Gerasimos Kalogerakis produced a huge 77.45 in the last round and Finland’s Topias Laine then threw 75.83 to edge Law into fourth place.

Law had qualified for the final with a throw of 71.65 and his new best is a club record and second longest by a British athlete of his age.

Poland’s Marek Mucha’s championship best of 80.01m took gold.

Havering under-17s helped Essex girls to victory in the eight-county match at Lee Valley on Sunday.

Jade Kavanagh was close to her 200m best with 25.58 to win the B race and Poppy Ellis’ ran a 300m best of 40.49 for second place and second fastest by a club under-17.

Jessie Collier had a pole vault best and under-15 club record of 2.75m as Molly Sweetman took fifth in the 1500m with 4.48.09, Rosie Brown (31.23m) was sixth in the discus and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (35.53) was second in the B javelin.


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