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European Championships 2018: Matthew Hudson-Smith wins gold for Great Britain in 400m

European Championships 2018: GB’s Johnson-Thompson wins silver medal in heptathlon
Athletics European Championships
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Berlin. Dates: 7-12 August
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

Matthew Hudson-Smith won Great Britain’s third athletics gold at the 2018 European Championships with victory in the 400m final.

The 23-year-old crossed the line in 44.78 seconds, ahead of Kevin Borlee and the Belgian’s identical twin brother Jonathan, who took bronze.

Fellow Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson secured heptathlon silver as rival Nafi Thiam won gold with 6,816 points.

Johnson-Thompson finished with a personal best total of 6,759 points.

Team-mate Meghan Beesley, 28, produced her best individual performance in a major outdoor meeting with bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles.

The Briton clinched the medal from lane one, with Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger taking gold ahead of Ukraine’s Anna Ryzhykova.

More to follow.

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