European Athletics Championships: James Dasaolu grabs 100m gold for GB

By Jonathan Doidge.   Last Updated: 14/08/14 8:05am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

James Dasaolu crowned a golden evening for Great Britain at the European Championships by winning the Men’s 100m crown on Wednesday evening.

Dasaolu beat defending champion Christophe Lemaitre into second place in a time of 10.06, while Harry Aikines-Aryeetey continued his improvement by running into the bronze medal position, keeping veteran Brit Dwayne Chambers off the podium by just two hundredths of a second.

That success, a first medal at a major championships for Dasaolu, added to the latest in a succession of golds for Mo Farah.

He took the 10,000m title before Tiffany Porter won another Team GB gold when she got home in front by just three hundredths of a second to win the 100m Hurdles title.

Porter, who recently claimed Commonwealth silver in the same event, edged out Cindy Billaud of France in a winning time of 12.76s.

Continuing the resurgence of British sprinting, Ashleigh Nelson became the first woman since Andrea Lynch in 1974 to win a medal in the 100m when, like Lynch, she took the bronze.

Great Britain also enjoyed victories in both of the Men’s 400 semi-finals, Conrad Williams taking the first of them and Martyn Rooney following up easily in the second. The pair will meet in Friday’s final.

  • Share:


European Championships 2014

Michael van Gerwen: On song in Germany

Van Gerwen claims latest major

Michael van Gerwen claimed his first-ever European Championship with an easy victory over Terry Jenkins on Sunday.

Mo Farah: Has won the distance double at Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships

Triple double for Farah

Mo Farah won the men’s 5,000 metres at the European Championships to complete his third major distance double.

Great Britain's men's 4x400m relay quartet celebrate gold at the European Championships

Gold for relay quartets

Britain’s relay teams won three gold medals on a record-breaking day for the country at the European Championships.

Most Popular


On Revista...

On Revista...

Gaizka Mendieta, Gerry Armstrong, Terry Gibson & Graham Hunter join Scott & Guillem to discuss the drama of the final day.

Sterling sale 'a no-brainer'

Sterling sale 'a no-brainer'

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling is not producing and it’s a “no-brainer” to sell him, Andy Dunn told the Sunday Supplement.

Cole's #One2Eleven

Cole's #One2Eleven

West Ham's Carlton Cole selects the best players to have played against him during his career.