European Athletics Championships

European Athletics Championships

Lewis-Francis accepts blame for relay exit

Mark Lewis-Francis shouldered the blame as Britain's 4x100 metres relay team failed to reach the final of the European Championships in Barcelona.

Golden night for Britain in Barcelona

MO FARAH last night completed a historic long-distance double on a night of triple gold for Britain at the European Championships in Barcelona.

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Evergreen Ottey, 50, sets new World Championship goal

Veteran sprinter Merlene Ottey is already eyeing a spot at next year's World Championships in South Korea after yesterday becoming the oldest athlete to compete at a European Championships.

Turner's prize of 110m hurdles gold a handsome return for Lottery funding

ANDY Turner and Christian Malcolm further demonstrated the benefits of having lottery funding removed as Britain won six medals on a frenetic evening's action in the European Championships in Barcelona.

Ennis in strong position for day two of heptathlon

Britain's Jessica Ennis will take a 110-point lead into the second day of the heptathlon in the European Championships in Barcelona today.

Merlene Ottey to defy age barrier by competing in Barcelona

AT the age of 50, Merlene Ottey could become the oldest athlete to compete at the European Championships after Slovenia named the sprinter to its 4x100 relay team.

Jonathan Edwards urges Team GB to raise bar for European Championships

Great Britain should be targeting a record ten gold medals at next week's European Championships, according to Jonathan Edwards.

Team player McConnell turns focus onto herself

LEE McConnell's record in the service of Great Britain's 400 metres relay squad is long and distinguished. It is, in truth, as part of a quartet that she has savoured her greatest athletics accomplishments. Victory at the Aviva UK Championships in Birmingham on Saturday ensured that the Scot will be on duty once more for Team GB at next month's European Championships in Barcelona.

Blood tests likely to confirm Gothenburg as 'dirtiest ever'

THE view of one senior British coach that last month's European Championships in Gothenburg were the "dirtiest ever" looks set to be confirmed in the next week when official drug test results will show that more than 20 athletes returned suspiciously abnormal blood counts.

Britons struggle to take place on podium and risk record low medals haul

SIX medals in six days so far: unless the relay squads and Mo Farah, a little-known 5,000 metres runner, manage to produce something extraordinary in today's final session of the European Championships here in Gothenburg, Britain is facing its all-time worst medal haul at this meeting.

Britain land trio of bronze medals

BRITISH athletes came out of hibernation here last night, collecting three European Championship bronze medals in just over an hour.

Devonish a rare bright spot on another day of gloom for Britain

AFTER posting the fastest time in the opening heats of the 200 metres in the morning, Marlon Devonish scored another impressive victory in the European Championships in the Ullevi stadium, Gothenburg last night.

Britons outpaced as Obikwelu is crowned Europe's sprint king

FRANCIS Obikwelu of Portugal overcame a slow start to win gold in the men's 100 metres sprint at the European Championships in Gothenburg last night.

Britain rally to a relay double

BRITAIN’S relay teams brought the European Championships to a golden climax last night as they bagged a double triumph in Munich’s Olympic Stadium.

Campbell thankful of team effort

DOUBLE European Championships medallist Darren Campbell today put the spotlight on the men and women who helped him and his team-mates reach the podium in Munich.

Jackson inspired towards his fourth hurdles title

TWO stunning performances in a golden 10 minutes bolstered Britain’s haul at the European championships in the Munich Olympic Stadium, as Ashia Hansen in the women’s triple jump and Colin Jackson in the 110 metres hurdles claimed their crowns.

Radcliffe’s overnight improvement has taken many years

IT was probably inevitable. Such is the wretched state of distrust in international athletics, that once Paula Radcliffe had cast aside her tag as the perennial bridesmaid, someone was accusing her of being a drugs cheat.

McConnell’s bronze age

LEE McConnell last night produced another lifetime’s best performance to claim the bronze medal for Britain in the European Championships 400 metres in Germany.

Chambers on top after all-time low

DWAIN CHAMBERS admitted he had hit rock-bottom before being crowned European 100 metres champion in Munich.

McConnell saves her best lap for European title bid

SCOTLAND’S Commonwealth Games silver medallist Lee McConnell gave another demonstration of her finishing prowess when she chalked up a new personal best in the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the European Championships in Germany last night.

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