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Former Soccer School Member wins International 800m Gold Medal

Talented athlete George Mills stormed to 800m gold at the European Youth Athletics Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

George Mills, son of former England and Leeds United defender Danny, recorded a new personal best of 1.48.42 and was never headed at the front of a strong field as he won by almost a second.

Mills, who lives in Harrogate, said: “I was absolutely delighted with the result. The aim was to go and win gold from the off but the PB was an added extra.

“I saw on the close a couple of time what pace I was going at but I didn’t have a clue where the Italians were. I was just focused on getting to the line.”

The gold medal was the 17-year-old’s first on the international stage but he has visions of earning more success on the world stage in the future.

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