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Plymouth athletes named in Team GB squad for European Games in Poland

PLYMOUTH athletes Kerenza Bryson, Myles Pillage, Matthew Dixon and Ben Andrews have all been named in the Team GB squad for this summer’s European Games in Krakow-Malopolska in Poland.

Team GB are only sending athletes to compete in the 18 of the 29 Olympic disciplines on offer, with three serving as European Championships, while Olympic qualification will be on the line in most of the others.

Bryson and Pillage will compete in the modern pentathlon. They are currently representing Great Britain at the World Cup final in Ankara.

Dixon will compete in the diving, along with former Plymouth student Robyn Birch, while Andrews will be representing his country in fencing.

The event will see around 7,000 athletes from 48 European nations compete across a 12-day sporting programme, starting on June 21.

The Team GB delegation will be led by Dr Paul Ford, who reprises his role as chef de mission after previously leading the charge at Minsk 2019.

Ford said: “It’s a huge privilege once again to take such a talented group of athletes to compete against Europe’s finest at these Games.

“Crucially, the 2023 European Games offers several qualification opportunities for Paris, providing a great benchmarking exercise looking ahead to next year. We will focus our support on creating the best performance environment for our athletes as well as fine-tuning our preparations for 2024.”

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