British Success Continues at the 2018 Inas European Summer Games

Across the four sports of athletics, cycling, swimming and tennis days 4 and 5 saw continued success for the British Team in Paris.

Athletics

Medallist Declan Manning (right)

Declan Manning added a third bronze to his medal tally at the Games with a throw of 30m 94 in the hammer, behind France and Russia.

Bronze medallist, Nathan Fleetwood (right)

Nathan Fleetwood took his first medal of the Championships securing a strong bronze in the 100m in 11.69s. Fleetwoods second medal prospect in the 200m final today (Friday) unfortunately ended in disappointment as he sustained an injury forcing him to end his race.

Multi gold medallist, Charlotte Cox

Charlotte Cox added another 3 Gold medals to the British tally in the individual 100m (16.06s), Long Jump (2m 80) and 400m (81.50) events ahead of the Spanish contender. More was to follow from Charlotte as she secured another Gold in her final event of the Championships in the shot achieving 4m 04.

Cycling

Ruairidh Brown & Inas World Champion Kiera Byland

Although the main cycling programme has concluded, the dynamic duo of Ruairidh Brown and Inas World Champion Kiera Byland took to the road again on Thursday in an unofficial mixed team race and secured an impressive 2nd place for Great Britain in a highly competitive field.

Swimming

Rachel Tweedie

Rachel Tweedie improved her standing in the pool in the 100m backstroke going into the final 6th fastest qualifier, but achieving 5th place in the final race in 1:28.75.

Day 5 saw Tweedie secure a place in the final of 100m free on the final day of competition.

Tennis

At just 14 years old, Anna McBride, in her Inas debut has made it through to the ladies singles final. Her opponent will be Belgium’s World No.1 and defending champion Hanne Lavreyson.

Anna overcame world No. 2 and former title holder, Australia’s Kelly Wren in a stunning 4-0, 4-2 display, rounding off an incredible week of tennis and taking her to her first Inas final. Her singles final is on Saturday.

Inas World Champions, Dominic Iannotti & Anna McBride (left) with Australian runners up

Anna featured again in the mixed doubles with Dominic Iannotti beating Australia’s world No1 pair, Archie Graham and Kelly Wren to reach the World Championship final. They stormed to success today (Friday) in the final taking the first Tennis World Championship title of the Games in the mixed doubles.

Fabrice Higgins has reached the men’s finals and will take to court on Saturday with the Championship title in his sights.

More information on British Tennis Players is available on the Tennis Foundation website.

The Inas European Summer Games includes the Inas World Championships in Tennis and Cycling. Competition continues in Tennis tomorrow (Saturday 21st July).

The GB Tennis entry to the Inas Championships is enabled through a collaboration between the GB Inas member, UK Sports Association and the National Governing Body, the Tennis Foundation.

Results and more information on the Inas Summer Games in Paris can be found on the event website.

The Inas Summer Games Closing Ceremony will take place tomorrow evening (Saturday 21st July)