Glasgow’s Hosting of European Championships Praised

Glasgow’s Hosting of European Championships Praised

European championships praised – SCOTLAND’S First Minister has hailed Glasgow 2018 home crowds as the “perfect hosts”.

People from across the city have joined visitors from the rest of Scotland and beyond to watch the inaugural European Championships over the last eight days.

Nicola Sturgeon and Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken thanked the tens of thousands of spectators who have watched events.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Our supporters have yet again shown themselves to be perfect hosts and I want to thank them for the warm welcome athletes and teams from throughout Europe have received.”

Ms Aitken added: “The atmosphere in Glasgow during the championships has been tremendous and the welcome that people all over the city have given to athletes and visitors alike has been typically friendly and enthusiastic.

“Although it comes as absolutely no surprise, I couldn’t be more proud of the way the city has embraced our friends and neighbours from across Europe.”

The comments come as Team Great Britain had one of its most successful days in the games yesterday, bringing home 10 medals.

Diver Jack Laugher received his second gold of the games for the 3m springboard competition, swimmer Ben Proud came first in the 50m freestyle and teammates Adam Peaty, Nicholas Pyle, James Guy and Duncan Scott worked together to nab the top prize in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

Jess Learmonth got silver in the women’s triathlon, Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams came second in the synchronised 10m diving while swimmers Max Litchfield and Imogen Clark also gained silver in the 400m individual medley and the 50m breaststroke respectively.

It was bronze for swimmers James Guy, Holly Hibbott and team Georgia Davies, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Alys Thomas, Freya Anderson who came third in the 100m butterfly, 400m freestyle, and 4x100m medley relay respectively.

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Source: The Evening Times

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