European Video games 2023: ‘Large reduction’ as GB girls’s sevens workforce win gold to land Olympics spot

Great Britain's Emma Uren fends off Poland's Malgorzata Koldej
Crew GB’s girls’s rugby sevens workforce ended their European Video games marketing campaign unbeaten.

Nice Britain’s girls’s rugby sevens workforce received gold on the European Video games in Krakow, Poland to clinch a spot on the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The dominant GB girls ran in 5 tries to beat Poland 33-0 in Tuesday’s remaining.

The boys’s aspect missed out on Olympic qualification however secured silver following a 26-12 defeat by Eire.

They may have one final probability to safe a spot in Paris on the remaining Olympic qualification event in June subsequent 12 months.

Within the pool, Robbie Lee, 18, scored 92.60 on his fourth dive to win Crew GB’s first of three medals on Tuesday, touchdown silver within the males’s 10m platform.

“It’s my first main senior occasion and to return away with a silver medal is nice,” Lee mentioned. “Figuring out I may do much more and loads higher is so good as properly. I’m very excited for the long run.”

After day seven, Great Britain have won 27 medals in totalexternal-link.

Crew GB are competing throughout 18 Olympic sports activities on the multi-disciplinary European Video games, which formally started final Wednesday and end on Sunday, with qualification for Paris 2024 on the road in 10 occasions.

Jones ‘buzzing’ as Paris beckons for GB girls

Nice Britain’s girls missed out on a sevens medal on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, struggling defeat to Fiji within the bronze match, however can have one other alternative after securing qualification for Paris.

After beating Belgium 36-12 within the semi-finals, Emma Uren scored two tries within the remaining to assist the workforce sweep previous hosts Poland.

Co-captain Meg Jones mentioned: “I am so joyful that our journey labored out, it is an enormous sense of reduction that every little thing went to plan.

“We have been pushing the boundaries all 12 months and we positively pushed them there. I am so buzzing for the ladies – to have this expertise and go on the market and obtain what we simply did is only a stepping stone in the suitable course.

“Paris qualification is strictly what we got here for and we’re leaving with it.”

The boys’s aspect, who suffered defeat to Argentina on the identical stage as the ladies in Tokyo, reached the European Video games remaining after beating Spain 19-7 however got here unstuck in opposition to favourites Eire within the remaining.

Jordan Conroy scored two tries as Eire ran in 4 in comparison with Nice Britain’s two.

Sunni and Child Karam make British breaking historical past

Dany breakdancing at the European Games
France’s Dany received gold within the boy’s breaking

Elsewhere, B-Boy Sunni and B-Boy Child Karam turned the primary breakers to characterize Crew GB earlier than breakdancing makes its Olympic debut in Paris subsequent 12 months.

Karam made it by way of the round-robin phases earlier than struggling defeat to the Netherlands’ B-Boy Menno within the quarter-finals.

“This complete expertise has been unbelievable. I’ve loved it a lot and I have been blessed to be a part of the workforce,” mentioned Karam.

“Clearly, being on the stage at such an incredible occasion, the gang was nice, the precise occasion itself was superb and it was a terrific illustration of breaking, for what’s to return on the Olympics.

“I am studying loads about my breaking by battling the most effective. I am studying extra about myself and I had a variety of enjoyable on the stage. I simply actually loved the battle right this moment.”

Within the girls’s fashionable pentathlon semi-finals, Kerenza Bryson and Olivia Inexperienced completed in sixth and seventh place respectively to progress to Saturday’s finals.

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