GB stars hope for encore in Munich’s trailblazing European championships

Hodgkinson, Wightman, Jarman and Pidcock among the athletes from nine sports competing in the multi-event games

A memorable summer of British sporting success is about to enjoy a spectacular final encore. Over the next 11 days in Munich, a significant number of Team GB stars will be among the 4,700 athletes competing for 177 European titles across nine sports – including athletics, cycling, gymnastics and triathlon – in what organisers say is the biggest multisport event in Germany since Munich staged the 1972 Olympics.

In track and field, Jake Wightman, Keely Hodgkinson and Jake Wightman will aim to complete a treble of major medals after success at the worlds and Commonwealth Games. In cycling, the Olympic mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock and BMX freestyle gold medallist Charlotte Worthington will lead the charge. While in gymnastics most of the British stars that lit up Birmingham last week, including Jake Jarman and Joe Fraser, bid for yet more success – starting on Saturday when the women could win their first ever European team gold.

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