European Indoor Championships: Asha Philip and Chris O’Hare win medals in Glasgow

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GB’s O’Hare wins 3,000m silver after thrilling finale
European Indoor Championships
Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow Dates: 1-3 March
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Asha Philip and Chris O’Hare added to Mighty Britain’s medal tally on day two of the European Indoor Championships.

Defending champion Philip failed to retain her title but pipped fellow Briton Kristal Awuah to bronze in the 60m, won by Poland’s Ewa Swoboda.

Richard Kilty, making an try to score a third title, used to be fourth in males’s 60m occasion.

Scot Chris O’Hare outsprinted Henrik Ingebrigtsen in the final 50 metres to clinch 3,000m silver because the Norwegian’s younger brother Jakob took gold.

Poland now lead the medal desk from Mighty Britain following successes for Swoboda in the 60m and Pawel Wojciechowski in the males’s pole vault.

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‘It used to be lifeless end’ – O’Hare pleased with silver

Britain’s Chris O’Hare (left and attain facet) valid did enough to exercise silver

The seemingly winner of the males’s 3,000m used to be now no longer the truth is up for debate but the opposite two podium spots had been up for grabs.

After a pedestrian first three-quarters of the bustle, the opponents for the medals began when Jakob Ingebrigtsen and his brother Henrik moved to the front as O’Hare saved inner end range.

The younger Ingebrigtsen then broke sure in the final 100 metres, leaving a battle for silver which O’Hare won by three-thousandths of a second no topic a intrepid dive on the line by Henrik.

O’Hare, 28, who trains at Harvard College, urged BBC Sport: “After the Europeans outdoor final 365 days I used to be in a beautiful shadowy scheme. If it wasn’t for my well-known other and my son and my fogeys and siblings and my make stronger crew, I’d own given up.

“I sat on a wall in Berlin [where the competition was held] with my mum and pop and it used to be like: ‘This is simply too traumatic. Or now no longer it is now no longer always price it from now on.’

“I could presumably perhaps well been away at that time for three months from my well-known other and my son and I opinion, ‘Nah, it is now no longer always price it’. Or now no longer it is now no longer always a straightforward element to come lend a hand lend a hand from disappointment after disappointment and being in a upright scheme and soundless being disappointed. So I’m overjoyed to come lend a hand in right here match and wholesome and mask what I will.”

Philip joy, but Kilty despair

Neither Philip nor Kilty managed to retain their titles, but there own been contrasting emotions after their finals.

Philip, 28, had a upright initiate but would possibly presumably perhaps well now no longer favor tempo with the in-build Swoboda, who won in 7.09 seconds. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, better known for her 100m and 200m outdoor sprinting, took silver (7.14) with Philip third in 7.15. She recorded the identical time as 19-365 days-mature Awuah, but used to be given bronze in a report enact.

Philip urged BBC Sport: “All people wants to exercise gold, but I’m overjoyed to salvage a medal.

“Nonetheless to salvage that medal rather than Kristal is heartbreaking. Nevertheless, she location a contemporary deepest most attention-grabbing in the final and I even own such high hopes for her.”

Kilty hoped for his third successive European indoor title, but his avenue to Glasgow used to be now no longer delicate. Following an Achilles ruin final 365 days, the 29-365 days-mature from Teesside used to be on the beginning skipped over of this British squad having failed to complete the qualification long-established of 6.60 seconds.

Nevertheless, organisers handed him an invite to the opponents.

Having navigated his manner to the final he failed to breed his performances of Prague and Belgrade as he completed fourth in 6.66, in the lend a hand of Slovakia’s winner Jan Volko (6.60).

He urged BBC Sport: “Or now no longer it is heartbreaking coming right here and performing like that. Though I’ve been on a now no longer easy avenue, I salvage now no longer take care of to construct like that. No longer to exercise is a failure for me.”

GB hope to enact with flurry of medals

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Earlier, 2013 champion Holly Bradshaw most attention-grabbing wanted to agree with one effort of 4.50m to fetch her scheme in Sunday’s females’s pole vault final (18:05 GMT). Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi, the defending and Olympic champion, and 2015 Russian champion Anzhelika Sidorova, who is competing in Glasgow as a honest, joined the Blackburn Harrier.

World indoor and defending champion Andy Pozzi safely navigated his manner into Sunday’s 60m hurdles semi-finals (11:05 GMT) by recording a season’s most attention-grabbing of 7.62 seconds in his heat. His crew-mate David King (7.66) also made it by.

Britons Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, who won silver two years ago, and Mari Smith qualified for Sunday’s females’s 800m final (19:18 GMT) and Jamie Webb secured his location in the males’s final. Crew captain Man Learmonth fell all over Webb’s bustle and impeded Imprint English, despite the incontrovertible fact that the Irishman used to be later given a location in the final.

And Tim Duckworth leads the males’s heptathlon with 3,533 aspects going into the final three occasions. Sweden’s Frederik Samuelsson is in second scheme with 3,475.

Laura Muir will seemingly be hoping to complete her European indoor double-double with victory in the females’s 1500m final (20:12 GMT), which is the final particular person bustle on the tune.

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