France, Germany and Spain name strong teams for European Indoor Championships

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Cindy Roleder will be defending her title in the 60m hurdles at the Belgrade 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships

France has named a team of 47 athletes for the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow from 1-3 March.

Their team includes reigning European 110m hurdles champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde who has won medals over 60m hurdles at the last three editions of the European Indoor Championships and world pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie who won four successive titles between 2009 and 2015.

Other standout names include two-time European U23 cross country champion Jimmy Gressier and world pentathlon leader Solene Ndama who is aiming to contest both the pentathlon and the 60m hurdles in Glasgow.

France finished fourth on the medal table in Belgrade two years ago courtesy of two gold medals (Floria Guei and Kevin Mayer) and one silver medal (Martinot-Lagarde).

The full team can be found here.

Germany has named a team of 31 athletes for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow including reigning European outdoor champions Mateusz Przybylko in the high jump and Malaika Mihambo in the long jump.

Their team also features three athletes who hold world leading marks: Christina Schwanitz (shot put), Pamela Dutkiewicz (60m hurdles) and Konstanze Klosterhalfen (3000m). Klosterhalfen has entered both the 1500m and 3000m in Glasgow.

Germany finished third on the medal table in Belgrade behind Poland and Great Britain with two gold medals and nine in total. Both Cindy Roleder (60m hurdles) and Kristin Gierisch (triple jump) will be defending their titles in Glasgow.

The full team can be found here.

Spain has also named a team of 42 athletes to compete at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow including Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist Orlando Ortega, European indoor heptathlon silver medallist Jorge Urena and European outdoor triple jump bronze medallist Ana Peleteiro.

Spain finished sixth on the medal table in Belgrade with one gold medal and four in total although reigning 3000m champion Adel Mechaal has opted not to defend his title in Glasgow. 

The full team can be found here.