April 18, 2021

Elliot Giles out, but Morgan Lake in for European Indoors

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Elliot Giles and Morgan Lake
Giles’ withdrawal, combined with the call-up of Lake (right) and five other athletes takes Great Britain’s team to 46 athletes

In-form Elliot Giles has withdrawn from next week’s European Indoor Championships, but high jumper Morgan Lake is among six athletes added to the Great Britain team.

Giles faces a strong field of domestic rivals including Daniel Rowden, Jake Wightman, Max Burgin and Kyle Langford.

Lake joins the squad after clearing an impressive 1.96m in Belgrade.

Her performance, just 1cm short of her personal best, puts the 23-year-old third in the 2021 European standings.

Also joining Great Britain’s team are Jazmin Sawyers (long jump), Amelia Stricker (shot put), Emily Borthwick (high jump), Joel Khan (high jump) and Charlie Myers (pole vault).

The team includes 2018 World Indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi and 2019 European Indoor silver medallist Holly Bradshaw, but major names such as Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Laura Muir are absent.

The four-day event begins in the Polish city of Torun on Thursday 4 March.