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Britain lead with 3 gold on Day 5 of Athletics European C'ship

08-01-2010 15:27 BJT

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A great day five for Great Britain at the European Athletics Championships from Barcelona. Great Britain, led the way with three gold medals. A solid day as well for France, who took home two golds.

Poland picked up their first gold of the Championships in the men's 800 metres. Marcel Lewandowski outsprinted Great Britain's Michael Rimmer to win the race.

Mo Farah of Great Britain had already won 10,000 metres gold, and completed the distance double with victory in the 5,000 metres.

He finished 1.92 seconds ahead of Jesus Espana.

In the men's 400 metres hurdles, Dai Greene led a British one-two ahead of fellow Welshman Rhys Williams.

In the women's 200 metres, France's Myriam Soumaire won the race from the outside lane in a time of 22.32 seconds, a European season's best.

The women's 100 metres hurdles saw Turkey take their second gold medal. Nevin Yanit ran a new Turkish record of 12.63 seconds.

In the women's heptathlon World champion Jessica Ennis set a new European record of 6,823 points in her victory, the British athlete winning the final event, the 800m to take the crown.

France's second gold came from Renaud Lavillenie as he cleared his first attempt at 5 metres 85 centimetres, to win the men's pole vault.

In the men's shot put, Andrei Mikhenevic of Belarus hurled a 21.01 metres to win the gold medal.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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