GB pair Muir and Oskan-Clarke win European golds in Glasgow

Muir wins second successive European Indoors double
European Indoor Championships
Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow Dates: 1-3 March
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Laura Muir completed a second successive European Indoors double and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke won gold in the 800m on a successful final day of competition for Britain in Glasgow.

Scotland’s 3,000m champion Muir dominated the 1500m to repeat her achievement of Belgrade 2017.

Oskan-Clarke led from gun to tape to take the 800m title.

It was a gutsy display by the 2017 silver medallist who held off a late challenge from France’s Renelle Lamote.

There were also silver medals for Britain’s Jamie Webb in the 800m, Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault, Tim Duckworth in the heptathlon and the women’s 4x400m quartet.

Great Britain now lead the table with four golds and 12 medals in total.

GB’s Webb wins superb 800m silver

There was no need for Muir to produce as devastating a finish as she displayed in the 3,000m final, although she did show her rivals a clean pair of heels with 300 metres remaining.

The Inverness-born 25-year-old, who led from early in the race, came home in four minutes 05.92 seconds. Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui finished almost four seconds behind, while Ireland’s Ciara Mageean took bronze.

Muir told BBC Sport: “I’m so relieved. I set myself a big test this weekend – there was a lot of pressure.

“So much hard work goes into it. It’s day after day [of training] and on this track. There’s a huge support network behind me.

“It’s so special [to win in Glasgow]. To be on my home track is surreal.

“I’ll have a little bit of a break in March. I’ve then got two or three months of solid training before coming back in June. After that it’s the World Championships in Doha.”

‘After Belgrade defeat I knew I could do it’ – Oskan-Clarke

European Indoor Championships: GB’s Shelayna Oskan-Clarke wins emphatic 800m gold

The win for Oskan-Clarke, 29, was all the sweeter after she missed out on gold by one hundredth of a second two years ago.

“I decided I wanted to focus on going out from the front,” the former Brunel University student told BBC Sport.

“After Belgrade, I knew I was strong and knew I had more to give in those races. I had to make the right moves at the right time.”

‘Shelayna believed she could do it’ – analysis

Women’s marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe on BBC TV

“Shelayna knew coming into this that this was her best chance yet – but you still have to go out and execute it.

“She looked far more confident than in the earlier rounds. This was the Shelyana when she runs at her best. She kept just enough in the tank to strike again in the home straight.

“Shelayna believed she could do it.”

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