Laura Muir first athlete to win double-double at European Indoor Championships

Muir is proving to be a trailblazer for female athletes, winning the double-double at the European Indoor Championships last night

Photo: Filip Bossuyt

Rising star Laura Muir led the British team to their largest ever haul at the European Indoor Championships last night, with an impressive 12 medals, by winning a double-double.

The 25-year-old Scottish athlete won the 1500m and 3000m events at this year’s event in Glasgow, becoming the first athlete to win a second consecutive double, following her success in Belgrade in 2018. Muir has also clinched two Diamond League titles and a European Championships gold in the 1500m.

This outstanding achievement has helped the young sportswoman to propel female athletes to the forefront of British running, with other runners such as Jasmin Paris and Susannah Gill also playing major roles so far this year.

Coach Andy Young labelled her “a world star of sport, never mind athletics”, and describes her as “racking up the medals and wins in unbelievable style”.

Muir is certainly one to watch at the moment, and will likely be disappointed not to take a spot on the podium at the World Championships in Doha later in the year.

After achieving this hugely successful feat, Muir stated that she “might celebrate by going to the chippy” – she sounds like our kind of girl!

 


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