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Young athlete Gladwell wins three medals at European Championships

PUBLISHED: 15:47 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 29 August 2018

Elliot Gladwell, right, and Issy Nicholls won gold in the mixed relay at the European Biathle Championships. Picture: SIMON GLADWELL

Elliot Gladwell, right, and Issy Nicholls won gold in the mixed relay at the European Biathle Championships. Picture: SIMON GLADWELL

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Young Suffolk athlete Elliot Gladwell has returned home from the European Biathle Championships with a three-medal haul.

Elliot Gladwell in action in Germany. Picture: SIMON GLADWELLElliot Gladwell in action in Germany. Picture: SIMON GLADWELL

Gladwell, just 13, competed for the Great Britain Under 15 team at the event in Weiden, Germany. Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run event and serves as a popular sub sport for the modern pentathlon.

And Gladwell, a member of the Ipswich Harriers, finished a close second in the individual event – 800m run, 100m swim and 800m run) just behind his fellow GB team mate Michael Gar. The U15 boys won the team gold.

And later the same day the Ipswich School pupil was back in action in the mixed relay.

His parner Issy Nicholls set him up perfectly to secure team gold in front of the teams from Belarus and the Czech Republic, meaning Gladwell came home with two golds and a silver.

He’ll be in the same age category next year too, so has high hopes of more success in 2019.

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

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