Sprint ace Reid targets Euro U23 medal in Estonia

IF all goes to plan 20-year-old former Bristol & West AC sprinter Leon Reid will add another medal to his collection in the 200m at the European Under 23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, this weekend.

Reid, who now lives in Bath, tackles the heats of the 2000m today followed by the semi finals and final tomorrow.

“The whole focus of the year for Leon has been the European Championships,” said coach James Hillier, who works out of Bath University.

“Qualifying was just ticking a box for Leon because he is not going to Tallinn to make up the numbers. He is going there to win a medal and be competitive.

“Leon has a good record in championships and it is now all about putting in the right performance at the right time.”