European Indoor Championships: Shelayna Oskan-Clarke wins Great Britain’s third gold

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Muir wins second successive European Indoors double

Laura Muir completed a second successive European Indoors double and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke won gold within the 800m on a a success final day of competition for Britain in Glasgow.

Scotland’s 3,000m champion Muir dominated the 1500m to repeat her fulfillment of Belgrade 2017.

Oskan-Clarke led from gun to tape to prefer the 800m title.

It changed into as soon as a gutsy describe by the 2017 silver medallist who held off a leisurely teach from France’s Renelle Lamote.

There were moreover silver medals for Britain’s Jamie Webb within the 800m, Holly Bradshaw within the pole vault, Tim Duckworth within the heptathlon and the females’s 4x400m quartet.

Astronomical Britain finished second within the medal desk behind Poland, with four golds and 12 medals in total – it changed into as soon as their most productive ever haul on the championships.

  • Day one: Johnson-Thompson and Muir retract golds for GB
  • Day two: Philip & O’Hare add to GB medal tally

‘So great exhausting work goes into it’ – Muir

There changed into as soon as no need for Muir to make as devastating a attain as she displayed within the 3,000m final, though she did describe her opponents a ideal-making an are attempting pair of heels with 300 metres final.

The Inverness-born 25-365 days-archaic, who led from early within the escape, came house in four minutes 05.92 seconds. Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui finished nearly four seconds behind, while Eire’s Ciara Mageean took bronze.

Muir told BBC Sport: “I’m so relieved. I situation myself a mountainous take a look at this weekend – there changed into as soon as a model of stress.

“So great exhausting work goes into it. It is day after day [of training] and on this computer screen. There could be an mountainous strengthen network behind me.

“It is so special [to win in Glasgow]. To be on my house computer screen is surreal.

“I could hang a runt bit little bit of a break in March. I’ve then got two or three months of solid coaching sooner than coming wait on in June. After that it be the World Championships in Doha.”

‘She affords the crowd one thing to cheer’ – Prognosis

Steve Cram, oldschool males’s 1500m world champion

“What a weekend for Muir – a megastar of our sport. The vogue thru which she runs is one all americans can enjoyment of. You explore the effort, exhausting work and resolution – there could be nothing left available within the market.

“She doesn’t escape uncomplicated. She affords the crowd one thing to cheer.”

Paula Radcliffe, oldschool world marathon champion

“Muir is going additional and additional forward.

“Her opponents shall be scratching their heads or going up in distance. Even Genzebe Dibaba (1500m and 3,000m world indoor champion) desires to be wondering what she has to realize to beat Muir.

“You query where it changed into as soon as won. It changed into as soon as the hours and hours Laura ran spherical this computer screen.”

‘After Belgrade defeat I knew I could perchance well attain it’ – Oskan-Clarke

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European Indoor Championships: GB’s Shelayna Oskan-Clarke wins emphatic 800m gold

The retract for Oskan-Clarke, 29, changed into as soon as your whole sweeter after she omitted out on gold by one hundredth of a second two years ago.

“I decided I wished to focal level on going out from the entrance,” the oldschool Brunel University scholar told BBC Sport.

“After Belgrade, I knew I changed into as soon as precise and knew I had extra to give in these races. I had to accumulate the lawful moves on the lawful time.”

Silver lining for GB athletes

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GB’s Webb wins amazing 800m silver

Science teacher Webb, 24, started the escape of silver medals when he produced one other aggressive escape to realize second behind Spain’s Alvaro de Arriba.

Webb attacked from the launch and changed into as soon as completely handed by De Arriba on the final lap, the Spaniard winning in a time of 1:46.83 seconds.

“There changed into as soon as a level closing 365 days I wasn’t getting funding,” Webb told BBC Sport, after crossing the line in 1:47.13. “I changed into as soon as 23 and I labored my socks off to accumulate one thing of it. There could be now not any excuse to now not attain it.”

Eire’s Impress English took bronze. He earned a station within the final after British team captain Man Learmonth changed into as soon as judged to hang impeded him in their semi-final.

In the females’s pole vault, Blackburn Harrier Bradshaw had to resolve for silver behind the spectacular Russian Anzhelika Sidorova.

Bradshaw didn’t definite 4.85m which Sidorova, competing in Glasgow as a neutral, managed to realize alongside with her first are attempting. Greece’s Nikoleta Kiriakoupolou took bronze, while her compatriot, the Olympic, world and defending champion Ekaterini Stefanidi, completely cleared 4.65m.

In the heptathlon, Duckworth changed into as soon as in a fight with Russian neutral athlete Ilya Shkurenyov and Swede Fredrik Samuelsson for the locations behind eventual winner Jorge Urena.

The Spaniard led the occasion going into the 1,000m – the final occasion – with Duckworth needing to realize no worse than four seconds behind his opponents. The Briton, who changed into as soon as born and raised within the US, completed the job and recorded the glorious attain by a British heptathlete on this competition.

And Astronomical Britain’s championships ended on a high. After the males’s 4x400m team omitted the medals, Scot Eilidh Doyle produced an amazing final leg to lead the females’s quartet to silver behind winners Poland.

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