4 November 2017

Hav­ing secured her place in the Team GB squad by fin­ish­ing in the top 5 at the British Nation­al Biath­le Cham­pi­onships, Abbie won a sil­ver medal in the Biath­le under 19 cat­e­go­ry at the World Biath­le and Triath­le Cham­pi­onships in Viveiro, Spain.

Biath­le con­sists of a con­tin­u­ous run (1600m), swim (200m), run (1600m), and after com­plet­ing the first run, Abbie entered the water in 10th place. A strong swim saw Abbie start the final run in 4th place, before mov­ing fur­ther through the strong field of 22 ath­letes to claim a sil­ver medal the under 19 age group category.

Coun­tries rep­re­sent­ed in the race includ­ed South Africa, Great Britain, Egypt, Kaza­khstan, Czech Repub­lic, France, India, Por­tu­gal and Spain. The points from each coun­try in the race were added togeth­er to cre­ate a team result, where Abbie also gained anoth­er sil­ver medal as part of the GB team.

Over­all, the GB team, which con­sist­ed of 104 ath­letes, secured 16 indi­vid­ual, 17 team and 8 relay medals across both the Biath­le and Triath­le disciplines.

Well done Abbie from all at City of Leeds!