Eilidh Child sets sight on 4x400

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EILIDH Child believes there is still room for improvement despite slicing more than six-hundredths of a second off her 400 metres personal best in the Netherlands.

The 26-year-old Scot ran 52.08 seconds in coming third at the Fanny Blankers Koen Games as Keshia Baker of the USA claimed victory.

However, the hurdles specialist wants to double up at the world championships with a place in Great Britain’s 4x400 relay squad and she is confident of staking her claim by going even quicker over the flat.

“I’m happy with the performance as I was close to first and second who were two good athletes that have run sub 51 seconds,” Child said.

“But I would have liked a quicker time. It was quite windy but it definitely takes a couple of 400s to get going so I can’t complain.”