Sprunger and Wanders to star on Swiss team for Bydgoszcz

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Lea Sprunger will be competing in both the 400m and 4x400m relay at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Bydgoszcz, Poland

The European Athletics Team Championships will be of particular importance to Switzerland who are poised to make their Super League debut in Bydgoszcz from 9-11 August and their team is suitably replete with European champions across all age-groups from the last twelve months.

Among the star names on the Swiss team is European champion Lea Sprunger who has been named on the team sheet in both the 400m and 4x400m relay. Sprunger played a significant role in helping the Swiss to promotion in Vaasa, Finland two years ago by winning both the 400m flat (51.61) and 4x400m relay (3:33.10).

The Swiss will also draw heavily on their gold medal winners from the recent European U23 and U20 Championships. Reigning European U23 champions Jason Joseph (110m hurdles), Angelica Moser (pole vault) and Geraldine Ruckstuhl (shot put and javelin) and European U20 champions Delia Sclabas (1500/3000m) and Simon Wieland (javelin) will all be looking to contribute valuable points to their team across the three days.

Other standout names on the Swiss team, who were competing in the Second League as recently as 2014, include Julien Wanders (5000m), Kariem Hussein (400m hurdles, 4x400m), Mujinga Kambundji (200m, 4x100m) and Selina Buchel (800m).

The full Swiss team can be found here.