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Laura Muir wins second gold and breaks championship record in 3000m, Asha Philip wins 60m gold

Muir breaks 3000m record to double up, Philip wins 60m gold for Britain

05/03/2017 at 14:35Updated 05/03/2017 at 20:57

Great Britain’s Laura Muir secured a golden double at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade whilst Asha Philip took gold in the 6om final.

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The Scot, who had triumphed in the 1500m on Saturday, hit the afterburners with 500m to go and sprinted clear to claim the title by a distance.

Video - Muir storms to second gold in Belgrade

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The 23-year-old's turn of pace was particularly impressive given that the final came just a day after Muir's first gold (and headline grabbing lap of honour).

And Muir wasn't the only Brit on the podium, with Eilish McColgan showing a similar turn of pace on the final lap to take bronze.

Video - Laura Muir collects 3000m gold after stunning run

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"I knew it would be a tough race with Can and that she would probably take the race to me and I just tried to hang on," a delighted Muir told reporters.

"I pushed as hard as I could in the last 200 metres and was just relieved when I crossed the finish line.

"I am delighted to be part of the British team doing so well here."

Philip takes gold in 60m final

Video - Asha Philip wins gold for Britain in thrilling 60m final

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Asha Philip added to Britain's gold medal tally as she won the women's 60m final.

She recorded a time of 7:06 which was the fastest in Europe this year and a new British record.

She beat out Olesya Povh of Ukraine and Ewa Swoboda of Poland who both registered 7:10.

“7.06! The European lead was a bonus and the PB was a bonus - obviously I came out here for the win and I got that!" Philip said afterwards

“There is always that scare factor when they come and you cross the line - I heard my name, but you don't believe it until you actually see it!

“This competition I've not been petrified - I've been so calm and had the confidence in me to say ‘I can do it, I will do it’... and I've just believed in myself.”

Photo finish in women's 800m final

Switzerland's Selina Buchel (R) crosses the finish-line ahead of Britain's Shelayna Oskan-Clarke

Switzerland's Selina Buchel (R) crosses the finish-line ahead of Britain's Shelayna Oskan-ClarkeAFP

There was drama in the final of the women's 800m final as Shelayna Oskan-Clarke of Great Britain battled with Switzerland's Selina Buchel

Oskan-Clarke tried to overtake Buchel, who led the race, but the Swiss was having none of it and stood her corner.

She fought to the end though and pushed Buchel so close that it had to go to a photo finish.

Her time was 2:00:39 which was incredibly just one millisecond away from Buchel's 2:00:38.

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