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Holly Leaps Into Brit Team

After sealing victory in her first appearance at a GB International last month, our long jump star Holly Mills has been selected to represent Great Britain in the first ever European Youth Championships.


U17 athlete Holly was chosen alongside 32 other young British athletes to take part in the inaugural European Youth Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, next month.


Holly says "I am over the moon to have been selected to represent my country at what will be my first major international championship, I'm really looking forward to what will be a great experience for me in my pursuit to become a top international athlete."


The call-up came after a remarkable 10 days for Holly, who showed her long jump pedigree at two prestigious national events.


The first was the England Athletics U20 Outdoor Championships, held at Bedford International Stadium, and the second was the British Championships held at the end of June. The event, Holly's biggest to date, included appearances from senior athletes looking to gain selection for the Rio Olympics.


Normally athletes from the U20 age group are invited but in exceptional circumstances U18 athletes are given the opportunity to compete. Holly achieved a hard earned bronze medal, and it was a very proud moment when she took her place to receive her medal alongside Olympic athletes Shara Proctor and Jazmin Sawyers.