GB’s Muir breaks Championship record to win European Indoor 3,000m gold

Britain’s Laura Muir and Asha Philip won gold at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade.

Muir, 23, gained her second gold of the championships with victory in the 3,000m on Sunday following her 1500m win the previous day.

The Scot eased away from the rest of the field to break the championship record in eight minutes 35.68 seconds.

Philip, 26, set a new British record to win the women’s 60m final in a time of 7.06 seconds.

“I was not doubting myself,” Philip told BBC Sport. “I knew I had it in me and the confidence took me through the race.

“When I crossed the line, I could feel the girls on my left and I wasn’t sure – the camera came to me and I was like: ‘I don’t believe it unless you say my name.'”

Muir’s team-mate Eilish McColgan won bronze in the 3,000m, while Shelayna Oskan-Clarke was edged into silver by winner Selina Buchel of Switzerland in a thrilling women’s 800m final.

Robbie Grabarz took silver in the men’s high jump after losing a jump-off for gold against Sylwester Bednarek of Poland, with Lorraine Ugen also winning silver in the women’s long jump.

Eilidh Doyle, Philippa Lowe, Mary Iheke and Laviai Nielsen took silver in the women’s 4x400m relay behind Poland, who won four golds in total on the final day to top the medal table ahead of Britain.

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