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OR Jonathan Davies (2006-2013) wins European gold medal at the British Indoor Athletics Championships

Jonathan Davies (OR 2007-2013) competed in the men’s senior British Athletics 3000m, earning a gold medal and his first British title in the British Indoor Athletics’ Championships 2020 on Saturday 22nd February. 

Jonathan left Reading School to study Biological Sciences at University of Birmingham. Whilst at university, Jonathan was also a sports scholar, bringing home 2 medals for the GB Athletics team at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei. He is currently a member of the Reading Athletic Club. His success has led him to represent GB at the World Indoor Championships in 2018. 

In the longest track event of the day, Jonathan Davies shot ahead of Philip Sesemann and training partner Michael Ward, who both won silver and bronze medallists respectively. 

Jonathan commented on the live interview after the event: 

“I’m happy yes, but very tired though. Obviously, a few people pulled out last week, so you race according to that. I had a plan to make it on towards the end, it was a weird race as it kind of crept up in pace rather than any surge.”

“It made me think where should I be but it gets to 3-4 laps to go and you know where you should be. Yeah for sure I felt like I should probably have a British title but I haven’t so it’s nice to check it off.”

Congratulations to Jonathan from everyone at Reading School, we are very proud of this achievement and will watch this space for the Olympics next! 

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