Third place for GB in the Euro medal standings

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Great Britain finished third in the medal table at the European Junior Championships after winning five medals on the final day in Tallinn.

The women’s 4x400 metres relay team took gold, Emelia Gorecka and Annabel Gummow were second and third in the 5,000m and the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay teams won silver and bronze respectively.

Kirsten McAslan anchored the 4x400m team to victory by just 0.06 seconds from Poland, admitting: “That was so close.”

Katie Kirk, Lucy James and Amelia Clifford ran the other legs as Britain clocked a time of three minutes 35.29 secs. Gorecka headed the European rankings coming into her event and was disappointed to have to settle for silver behind Turkey’s Esma Aydemir.

“I should have beaten that girl, I’ve beaten her so many times, but credit to her because I just didn’t have a sprint finish today,” Gorecka said.

After clocking 39.85sec in qualifying, the 4x100m quartet of Dannish Walker-Khan, Sam Watts, Adam Gemili and David Bolarinwa went even quicker in the final (39.48), but were pipped to victory by the French team (39.35).

“It was our change from three to four that let us down,” individual 100m silver medallist Gemili admitted. “David probably went a bit early and I should have called it earlier.”

The women’s quartet were grateful to a superb anchor leg from individual 100m and 200m champion Jodie Williams after claiming bronze.