European Indoor Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins pentathlon gold

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European Indoor Championships: Laura Muir wins 3,000m gold in Glasgow
European Indoor Championships
Venue: Emirates Area, Glasgow Dates: 1-3 March
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson took gold within the pentathlon and Laura Muir retained her 3,000m title accepted as Britain led the standings after day one among the European Indoor Championships.

Johnson-Thompson achieved with 4,983 points, appropriate missing out on Nataliya Dobrynska’s world file designate of 5,013.

Group-mate Niamh Emerson took silver and France’s Solene Ndama changed into third.

Scotland’s Muir then stormed away within the closing 200 metres to purchase the evening’s closing match.

Muir lapped nearly the final discipline to sinful the street in eight minutes 30.62 seconds and affords Britain their 2nd gold of day one in Glasgow.

Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany, who led for far of the hunch, achieved 2nd and there changed into one other medal for Britain as Wales’ Melissa Courtney took bronze.

‘A extraordinarily gorgeous day’: Johnson-Thompson relaxed with efficiency

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Johnson-Thompson & Emerson purchase gold & silver at European Championships

Johnson-Thompson, who managed 5,000 points within the identical competition in 2015, entered the penultimate match – the long leap – needing an effort of over 6.60m to present herself hope of breaking the area file going into the concluding 800m.

But she managed 6.53m along with her simplest magnificent leap from three and regarded distraught when the crimson flag changed into proven after what perceived to be a worthy closing leap.

That left the Commonwealth heptathlon champion, 26, needing to lunge sooner than two minutes 7.09 seconds within the closing match, but she overlooked out by appropriate over two seconds.

As for world junior heptathlon champion Emerson, who got an invitation to the match from the organisers, she produced non-public bests in every match to manufacture her simplest senior result.

The 19-300 and sixty five days-passe from Derbyshire, winner of heptathlon bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, collapsed over the street to gain with 4,731 points and pip Ndama to the silver by eight points.

“It changed into a terribly gorgeous day,” Johnson-Thompson told BBC Sport. “I thought I couldn’t seek recordsdata from for more, but maybe I will have gone further within the long leap. Or no longer it’s a terribly gorgeous in finding, my 2nd simplest.”

An overjoyed Emerson added: “I changed into so tired, my legs appropriate went [at the end of the race] – it changed into either down or discontinue. I thought I’d slipped to Third or fourth. I’ve never achieved 5 PBs.”

Sydney Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis told BBC Sport: “[Johnson-Thompson] gave it her all and ran her coronary heart out within the 800m. It changed into a terribly worthy seek recordsdata from [to break the record], but she’s grew to vary into this kind of worthy corner.

“Or no longer it’s one other gold medal within the apartment of a 300 and sixty five days – a signal of numerous laborious work. Kat is a considerably better athlete physically and mentally.”

‘I cannot lose on my dwelling turf’: Muir holds off Klosterhalfen discipline

Muir had lower than three hours to recuperate between qualifying for Sunday’s 1500m closing (20:12 GMT) and competing within the three,000m closing, while her predominant rival Klosterhalfen opted no longer to compete over the shorter distance so that you just’ll doubtless be unique for the closing match.

The German moved to the entrance early within the hunch and took Muir along with her, but she changed into left trailing on the closing lap because the Scot produced a unheard of kick – to the pleasure of her dwelling crowd.

“I knew I cannot lose it right here – this is my dwelling turf, my dwelling music,” Muir told BBC Sport.

“I had to eradicate a undercover agent at to hang on after which believe my kick. Fortunately, I’ve got that in my armoury.

“I changed into a small bit bit skittish since the 1500m heat changed into sooner than I’d have liked, but I’m so tickled I made up our minds to switch for the double.”

Aged Douglas, 36, in triple leap closing

British crew captain Man Learmonth came 2nd in his 800m heat to switch into Saturday’s semi-finals (18:25 GMT) and changed into joined by crew-mates Jamie Webb and Joe Reid.

“I’m coming right here to combine it with the worthy guys and hopefully fabricate some wound,” Webb told BBC Sport, after he gained his hunch.

Aged heptathlete Morgan Lake reached Sunday’s high leap closing (19:15 GMT) along with her effort of 1.93m, and fellow Briton Nathan Douglas, a silver medallist in 2007, managed 16.48m to sneak into the men’s triple leap closing (19:35 GMT), which also takes situation on the closing day of competition.

There changed into disappointment for Scotland’s Eilidh Doyle, who got a worthy reception in entrance of her dwelling crowd but failed to qualify for the ladies’s 400m closing on Saturday.

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