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European Video games 2023: ‘Big reduction’ as GB ladies’s sevens group win gold to land Olympics spot

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

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

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

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

They are going to have one final probability to safe a spot in Paris on the last Olympic qualification event in June subsequent yr.

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 come back away with a silver medal is nice,” Lee stated. “Realizing I might do much more and lots higher is so good as effectively. I’m very excited for the longer term.”

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 ladies

Nice Britain’s ladies missed out on a sevens medal on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, struggling defeat to Fiji within the bronze match, however could 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 last to assist the group sweep previous hosts Poland.

Co-captain Meg Jones stated: “I am so pleased 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 yr 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 proper route.

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

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

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 grew to become the primary breakers to characterize Crew GB earlier than breakdancing makes its Olympic debut in Paris subsequent yr.

Karam made it by the round-robin levels 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 group,” stated Karam.

“Clearly, being on the stage at such an incredible occasion, the group was nice, the precise occasion itself was wonderful and it was an awesome illustration of breaking, for what’s to come back on the Olympics.

“I am studying lots about my breaking by battling the very best. I am studying extra about myself and I had lots of enjoyable on the stage. I simply actually loved the battle at present.”

Within the ladies’s trendy 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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