Team GB claim third at European Team Championships

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Great Britain and Northern Ireland built on their impressive performance at Gateshead on Saturday to claim third place - behind Russia and Germany - on the final day of the European Team Championships.

The stand-out performance on day two came from Sophie Hitchon, who threw a new British hammer record to finish in third place in her competition, and was one of seven members of Team GB to finish individually in the top three on Sunday.

Tiffany Porter claimed Britain's only individual victory on day two after clocking 12.62 seconds in the 100m hurdles, while both men and women's 4x400m relay teams also won their respective finals.

Shana Cox, Meghan Beesley, Eilidh Child and Christine Ohuruogu clocked 3:28.60mins, while the men's quartet of Rhys Williams, Richard Buck, Michael Bingham and Conrad Williams set a new European lead of 3:05.37mins.

Emelia Gorecka finished second in the women's 5,000m while Nathan Douglas, Andrew Osagie, Shara Proctor and Anyika Onoura all claimed third spots in the triple jump, 800m, long jump and 200m.

Elsewhere, Danny Talbot finished fourth in the men's 200m, while William Sharman, Brett Morse and Hannah England each recorded fifth place finishes in the 110m hurdles, discus and 1500m.

Tweeting after the event, Team GB captain for the weekend Perri Shakes-Drayton said: "And that's a wrap. Good team effort. 3rd place finishers. Good job GB. Pleased to be captain of a good team."










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