Warriors shine in European Deaf Games and World Pentathlon Championships

During August, the Warriors enjoyed the end of the season in both Modern Pentathlon and track.

Nine athletes competed for Great Britain in Bath at the World Pentathlon Championships, and one athlete competed for Great Britain at the European deaf games in Poland.

First up was Evie Smith, who has been profoundly deaf since birth. She has been coached by Sarah and Ronan Kearney since she was nine years old, and this Summer received her first international call up.

She competed for Team GB at the European Championships in the 800m, the 1500m, and the 5000m over the course of a week in Szczecin, Poland.

There was some very tough racing, but Evie managed to win a bronze medal in the 1500m behind a Spanish athlete and a Ukrainian athlete, and a silver in the 800m behind a Bulgarian athlete.

(R) Evie Smith

All together teams from 21 European countries competed at the Championships, and Evie won two of the three medals won by GB at the Games.

Also competing in August were nine athletes who had qualified for the laser run element of Modern Pentathlon at the World Championships in Bath.

Competing over three days, the athletes had to qualify through heats to compete against some of the best shooters in the World in the finals. The team performed exceptionally well, winning two individual silver medals (Jasmine Rogan U11 Girls and Oberon Kearney U17 Boys), and team members finished highly to help win medals for GB.

Oberon Kearney

Both Oberon and Jasmine helped GB to overall team Gold, and as well as that a fourth place finish for Meg Hoshiko (U17G), and eighth place for Sarah Kearney (SW) helped GB to team silver medals.

An overall total of six medals from the Championships made it an extremely successful weekend for the Warriors.

Next up is road race season for the Warriors, with athletes competing in the NW road relays, where the Warriors will be the biggest Wirral club with 23 teams, including five adult women’s teams.

If anyone is interested in getting involved, please visit www.runwirral.uk  and message the team.

Lead image: Meg Hoshiko

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