“I wasn’t thinking about how badly I wanted a medal. I was just thinking wow, I’m here and I’m pain free” — Holly Bradshaw on winning Pole Vault silver at European Athletics Indoor Championships

This weekend saw Glasgow host the European Athletics Indoor Championships, where Great Britain capped off a successful tournament with a flurry of medals on the final day. Of them, Holly Bradshaw claimed the pole vault silver after clearing a 4.75m jump. Holly took the gold in the Indoor Championships in 2013, but subsequently

“I didn’t really know what the heptathlon was”: Niamh Emerson on being hailed a rising star, British heptathlon success and a better junior record than Jess Ennis-Hill

Denise Lewis, Kelly Sotherton, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katarina Johnson-Thompson – it is quite the line of succession. British sporting royalty one and all, following that quartet of heptathletes comes with a level of expectation unrivaled across the all-encompassing sphere of track and field. For Niamh Emerson, however – comparatively embryonic as an