What to Watch This Weekend: Future Stars Go for Gold

July 9, 2021

Plenty of Scots in sporting action this weekend, with a focus on the stars of the future as they compete in European Age Group Championships. Here are just three events to look out for:


The next generation of stars are in action at the European U23 Championships in Tallin, Estonia where five young Scots are looking to make their mark. On the opening day Alisha Rees made the semi-finals of the 100m and now gets ready for the 4x100m Relay, while David Melville contested the 10,000m final and Sarah Tait made it safely through to Saturday’s Steeplechase final.   Day 2 (Friday 9 July)  has begun with Erin Wallace through to the 1500m final with Georgina Adam set for the 200m heats later today.

Meanwhile, with the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie are on the 800m start list for the Monaco Diamond League on Friday 9 July. Initially selected for both 800m and 1500m for Tokyo, Muir has decided to concentrate on the longer distance there.

How to watch: The European U23 Championships continues until Sunday 11 July with action from 09:45 to 21:00 each day. A livestream of all events can be found here: European Athletics (european-athletics.com)

You can watch live action from the Monaco Diamond League from 19:00 on Friday 9 July on BBC Four and online.


A record 48 nations are participating at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy and the opening two days have been full of success for the Scots on the British team. Katie Shanahan took gold in the 400m IM on the opening day, followed by silver in the 100m Backstroke, while there was bronze for Evie Davis in the 100m Freestyle.

A total of seven Scots are in action, with Angus Allison, Evan Jones, Mark Ford, Rachel Saunders and Lucy Grieve the other names to look out for.

How to watch: The Championships continue until Sunday 11 July with a live stream available here: Home (eurovisionsports.tv)


Singles champion in 2016 and three-time Doubles winner, Gordon Reid takes to the court for the Wimbledon semi-finals in both Wheelchair Singles and Doubles on Friday 9 July. The Singles quarter-finals saw him defeat the top seed Shingo Kunieda of Japan to set up a semi-final clash with Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez, champion in 2019.

Later in the day he will pair up with long-standing Doubles partner Alfie Hewett to face Fernandez and Kunieda in the Doubles semi-final.

How to watch: BBC has full coverage across TV, radio and online. You can also follow live scores for all matches here: Live Scores – The Championships, Wimbledon 2021 – Official Site by IBM

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