European Indoor Athletics: Laura Muir and Richard Kilty win bullion in Belgrade

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Muir breaks GB record to win 1500m gold

Britain’s Laura Muir and Richard Kilty won bullion during a European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade.

Muir, 23, pennyless Dame Kelly Holmes’ British record and a championship record as she won her initial vital pretension in a 1500m.

Defending champion Kilty, 27, finished a 60m in 6.54 seconds after team-mate Andy Robertson was disqualified.

Andrew Pozzi claimed Britain’s initial bullion of a foe on Friday in a 60m hurdles.

“I only wanted to run a discerning race. we never envisaged violation a British record, it’s brilliant,” Muir told BBC Sport.

“The past integrate of years, medals have only slipped away. I’m relieved to get one now.”

Win ‘long time coming’ for Muir


Laura Muir will also foe in Sunday’s 3,000m final as she aims to secure dual medals in Belgrade

Muir missed out on medals during a 2015 European Indoors and World Championships, where she finished fourth and fifth respectively.

However, carrying already set 3 European annals this year, she pulled divided in a final dual laps and won by some-more than dual seconds, with team-mate Sarah McDonald entrance sixth.

Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen took silver, while Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui finished third.

“I’m so happy, it feels like a prolonged time entrance to win a medal,” Muir added.

“I knew a integrate of a girls would have a integrate of good scurry finishes so we attempted to play to my strengths.”


2000 Olympic heptathlon bullion medallist Denise Lewis:

Laura Muir is such a opposite contestant to a one we saw a few years ago. She’s had disappointments though she has fought and worked so hard.

She’s lonesome each bottom and when we watch her now, we get a clarity of, is this another Mo Farah? She has that feeling of supremacy and invincibility.

Marathon universe record hilt Paula Radcliffe:

I consider Laura Muir only underlined a figure that she’s in and her superiority. She can run a 3,000m any approach she wants tomorrow, there are no worries about will she be fatigued, since a approach she trains and puts tough sessions behind to back, there won’t be any issues about a approach she recovers.

Don’t put another championship record past her tomorrow.

Robertson ‘frustrated’ as Kilty defends title

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European Indoor Championships: Richard Kilty wins 60m gold

Kilty had dominated a heats for a 60m and did not let adult in a final as he successfully shielded his title.

Fellow Briton Theo Etienne, creation his comparison debut, finished in fifth with a time of 6.67 seconds.

“When it unequivocally matters I’m peaceful to lay my heart on a line and put in my best performance,” Kilty told BBC Sport.

Robertson, who finished third in his semi-final and was set to be a clever contender in a final, was left unhappy after being unfit for a fake start.

“I’m a bit frustrated. we felt like we was in personal best form. we felt like we could have won that today,” Robertson added.

“Sadly it’s not meant to be. we felt like we would have been contending currently though it is what it is.”

Nielsen rues ‘agonising’ fourth place

Britain’s Laviai Nielsen missed out on a award in a 400m as she was overtaken on a line to finish fourth.

The 20-year-old, whose twin sister Lina was forced out progressing in a week with a leg injury, saw Poland’s Justyna Swiety squeeze a bronze, with France’s Floria Guei winning bullion and Czech Zuzana Hewjonova a silver.

“Fourth place is agonising, it was only a final bit,” pronounced Nielsen, who still has a 4x400m send on Sunday. “I suspicion we had it and we tried, we unequivocally did.”

Philip and Ugen palliate through


Asha Philip finished fifth in a 60m during a World Indoor Championships in Portland

In a women’s 60m competition, Asha Philip looked gentle winning her feverishness in 7.25secs, fifth fastest altogether going into Sunday’s semi-finals.

“You wish to validate for a good line and winning that feverishness helped me,” a 26-year-old told BBC Sport.

“I don’t wish to kill myself since 3 rounds is hard. The boys have had to do it all in one day so we feel contemptible for them. We’ve got an additional day to redeem so I’m beholden for that.”

Morgan Lake finished eighth in a high burst final, while universe indoor bronze medallist Lorraine Ugen competent for a prolonged burst final during her initial attempt.

The 25-year-old jumped a season’s best 6.80m, flitting a 6.60m involuntary gift mark. Team-mate Jazmin Sawyers missed that symbol though assimilated Ugen in a final after finishing seventh altogether with a best of 6.54.

Home favourite Ivana Spanovic headed subordinate with a burst of 7.03.

Robbie Grabarz and Allan Smith competent for Sunday’s high burst final, though associate Briton Chris Kandu missed out after finishing 10th in qualifying.