Athletics: GB team take second place

A TOTAL of six victories over two days of competition ensured the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team finished second in the European Team athletics championships in Bergen.

Great Britain had started day two in second place after a strong showing on Saturday which included victories by Dwain Chambers, Mo Farah, Colin McCourt, David Greene and Martyn Rooney, with Andy Turner claiming another win today as the team ended with 317 points, 62.5 behind Russia and 12.5 ahead of third-placed Germany. Chambers' effort of 9.99seconds to win the 100m was especially notable as it was his best legal performance since he clocked an identical time at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton.

The team returned to the Norwegian venue today to see Turner successfully defend his 110m hurdles title with a time of 13.48 seconds.

Additionally, there were second-place finishes for Phillips Idowu, Michael Rimmer, Jo Pavey, Hannah England as well as the men's 4x400m relay squad.

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