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Brilliant Britton takes bronze at European Indoor Championships

Meanwhile, fellow Irish athlete Ciara Everard came sixth in the 800m final earlier today.

Fionnuala Britton narrowly missed out on second place.
Fionnuala Britton narrowly missed out on second place.

IRELAND’S FIONNUALA BRITTON has exceeded expectations by taking a bronze in the 3000m final at the European Indoor Athletic Championships in Gothenburg today.

She finished third with a time of 9:00.54, narrowly missing out on a silver medal, which was claimed by Germany’s Corinna Harrer in 9:00.50.

Portugal’s Sara Moreira ultimately won the race, with an impressive time of 8:58.50.

Speaking following her medal-winning performance, Britton said:

“For the last 400m, I was like ‘I’m not coming fourth again. Then at the finish I didn’t even know. ‘I was thinking am I second? Am I fourth?’ I really enjoyed it.”

Meanwhile, fellow Irish athlete Ciara Everard came sixth in the 800m final earlier today.

She finished with a time of 2:02.55, which was just a hundreth of a second off her personal best.

Amy Foster races in the semi-finals of the 60m at 3.30pm today.

Additional reporting by Ben Blake

Ciarán O’Lionáird wins bronze for Ireland>

Britton returns to Gothenburg with the World Cross Country Championships on the horizon>


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