Tbilisi 2015: Meet The Team

Tbilisi 2015: Meet The Team

14 July 2015 / 11:13

Rio 2016 may be edging closer but Team GB’s future stars will be in action later this month as 44 young athletes travel to Georgia to compete at the Tbilisi 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 2015). Let’s meet the team!

Team GB will consist of 44 athletes all aged between 13 and 17 years old who will compete across five sports; cycling, gymnastics, judo, swimming and tennis.

They will test themselves against Europe’s finest youth athletes as EYOF 2015 is set to welcome around 2,400 competitors from 50 nations for six days of action.

The Festival will feature nine sports in total with athletics, basketball, handball and volleyball making up the programme in Georgia.

With many athletes already working on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, EYOFs play a crucial role in the development of young British athletes and provide a multi-sport experience that helps them along the route to achieving their own Olympic dreams.

You can keep track of everything Team GB related at Tbilisi 2015 via our daily wrap-ups on TeamGB.com and follow all the latest medal news and behind-the-scenes content throughTwitter and Instagram

CYCLING

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Team size: 6 (3 male & 3 female)

Number of events: 4

Much like the Olympic Games, the road cycling events at Tbilisi 2015 will be split into two; the road race and the individual time trial – or the ‘race of truth’ as it is known.

Athletes:

Lauren Dolan, 15 years old, from Newton Abbott

Pfeiffer Georgi, 14, Bristol

Harry Hardcastle, 16, Roberttown

Thomas Pidcock, 15, Leeds

Jessica Roberts, 16, Carmathen

Fred Wright, 16, London

 

GYMNASTICS – ARTISTIC

Team size: 6 (3 male & 3 female)

Number of events: 18

179 boys and girls will compete across five days of action at Tbilisi 2015 in a bid to win medals across the team, individual all-around and individual apparatus events. The boys will compete in the floor, pommel horse, rings, vault and parallel and horizontal bars while the girls contest the floor, vault, uneven bars and balance beam.

Athletes:

Hamish Carter, 16 years old, from Sutton Coldfield                          

Georgia-Mae Fenton, 14, Gravesend     

Joe Fraser, 16, Birmingham         

Maisie Methuen, 15, Pontypool

Giarnni Regini-Moran, 16, Crayford

Lucy Stanhope, 13, Warrington

 

JUDO

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Team size: 12 (6 male & 6 female)

Number of events: 16

Each of the 16 weight categories at Tbilisi 2015 will contest their respective medals in a single day with eight categories for the boys and eight for the girls. The 173 boys range from -50kg to +91kg, while the 147 girls range from -40kg up to +70kg.

Athletes:

Kiera Bateman, 16 years old, from Wokingham

Lucy Day, 16, St Albans

Aimee Grant, 17, Inverness

Wesley Greenidge, 17, London

William Jones, 17, Swansea

Harry Lovell-Hewitt, 17, Stroud

Shelley Ludford, 16, Basingstoke

Olivia Piechota, 17, London

Ottavio Razzino, 16, Wilberfoss

Scott Thomson, 17, Garvald

Acelya Toprak, 17, London

Henry Wakes, 16, Blackburn

 

SWIMMING

Team size: 16 (8 male & 8 female)

Number of events: 32

In total, 32 gold medals will be up for grabs at Tbilisi 2015, including in two non-Olympic races with the 4x100m freestyle and medley mixed relays added to the programme. Both these appeared at last year’s Youth Olympic Games and at last month’s European Games in Baku.

Athletes:

Kieran Bird, 15, Bicester

Athena Clayson, 14, Crosby

Elliot Clogg, 15, Mansfield

Annalea Davison, 14, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jacob Greenow, 16, Taunton

Sophie Hobbah, 13, Leeds

Caitlin Hubbard, 15, Solihull

Nathan Hughes, 15, Beeston

Emily Large, 14, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Scott McLay, 16, Perth

Cameron Muir, 16, Kilmarnock

Jamie O'Connor, 16, Margate

Katie Robertson, 13, Ayr

Ellinor Southward, 15, Ellesmere

Rebecca Sutton, 14, Bridgend

Brodie Williams, 16, Street

 

TENNIS

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Team size: 4 (2 male & 2 female)

Number of events: 4

Singles and doubles competitions make up the tennis programme for Tbilisi 2015, with boys’ and girls’ events for both. Each will be a straight knock-out system with matches settled by a best of three set contest.

Athletes:

Victoria Allen, 14 years old, from Ashbourne

Jacob Fearnley, 14, Edinburgh

Emile Hudd, 15, London

Nell Miller, 15, Bromley