Scot Eilidh Child seals spot at Euros with 400m hurdles win

Eilidh Child has secured a spot at the European Championships thanks to her triumph in Birmingham
Eilidh Child has secured a spot at the European Championships thanks to her triumph in Birmingham

Scotland's Eilidh Child stormed to the 400m hurdles title at the British Athletics Championship in Birmingham.

The win secures the 27-year-old's spot in the team for the European Championships in Zurich in August.

Commonwealth Games medal hopeful Child won the race in 55.58s from Meghan Beesley, with Hayley McLean third.

Scot Lynsey Sharp was also in great form to win the 800m title, also sealing a spot in Zurich where she will defend her European title.

Sharp won in 2.04.40, Alison Leonard was second and Jenny Meadows finished third.

Child was delighted to get the victory and is now looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"I just wanted to win it and secure that qualifier for the Europeans so I can now go and focus on the Commonwealths and the Europeans after that," she said.

"The Commonwealth Games is such an amazing opportunity and rather than let it overwhelm me, I just want to really embrace it and enjoy it. I think I can do that, I try not to see it as expectation but more as support."

On Saturday, Scotland's Eilish McColgan retained her 3000m steeplechase title, while Laura Muir finished second in the 1500m behind Laura Weightman.

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