European Indoor Championships: Seren Bundy-Davies wins bronze

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European Indoor Championships: Bundy-Davies wins 400m bronze
European Indoor Championships
Venue: Prague 02 Arena Dates: 6-8 March
Coverage: Sunday - BBC Two 13:05-17:35. Coverage also online, BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live extra

Britain's Seren Bundy-Davies won her first major international medal, claiming bronze in the women's 400m at the European Indoor Championships.

"I realise it's a massive achievement, but I wanted to win it," she said.

The 20-year-old clocked 52.64 seconds, just a hundredth of a second behind silver medallist Indira Terrero, while Ukraine's Nataliya Pyhyda won gold.

Lee Emanuel, 30, won Britain's second medal of the day in Prague, securing silver in the men's 3000m.

Emanuel continued his good form, setting a personal best 7:44.48 to finish behind Turkey's Ali Kaya, who broke the championship record by crossing the line in 7:38.42.

Lee Emanuel
Silver in Prague was Emanuel's first major championship medal

"I'm a little bit disappointed. I came here to try to win. I gave it everything I had but he was just too good for me," Emanuel told BBC Sport.

"It's nice to come here and show people I can actually run. It's a big step for me coming to this competition. I finally feel like I can belong now."

Wigan's Jenny Meadows qualified for the women's 800m final after Russia's Anastasiya Bazdyreva was disqualified.

In a race where the top three qualified for Sunday's final, the Russian appeared to step off the track while pushing past Iceland's Anita Hinriksdottir and was subsequently disqualified after a successful British Athletics appeal.

Meadows clocked a disappointing 2:02.40 in finishing fourth, with the 33-year-old saying the effects of a cold had taken their toll.

"The news has come as a bit of a shock, but that's indoor athletics for you," said the 2011 European indoor champion. "I've warmed down properly, had some therapy from the support team and I'm putting all my energies into recovering from the semi-final."

Laura Muir, 21, was fourth in the women's 3,000m final, a race won by Russia's Yelena Korobkina. Fellow Briton Emelia Gorecka, who needed to help the exhausted Muir off the track, was 12th in 9:06.79. Elsewhere, Scot Guy Learmonth (1:50.50) progressed to the men's 800m final.

Richard Kilty

In the morning session, Dina Asher-Smith ran a personal best of 7.10 seconds to qualify joint-second fastest for Sunday's women's 60m semi-finals, while 21-year-old team-mate Rachel Johncock clocked 7.26 to also qualify.

Britons Richard Kilty and Chijindu Ujah impressed in the men's 60m heats, both running 6.57 to top the qualifying rankings.

Team-mate Sean Safo-Antwi, 24, joined world 60m champion Kilty, 25, and Ujah in Sunday's semi-finals.

Two Britons - Chris O'Hare (three minutes 41.83 seconds) and Charlie Grice (3:48.98) - qualified for the men's 1500m final on Sunday.

Saturday's gold-medal winners
Mariya Kuchina (Rus) - women's high jump (1.97m)Yelena Korobkina (Rus) - women's 3000m (8:47.62)
Ivana Spanovic (Srb) - women's long jump (6.98m)Renaud Lavillenie (Fra) - men's pole vault (6.04m)
Anita Marton (Hun) - women's shot put (19.23m)Nelson Evora (Por) - men's triple jump (17.21m)
Ali Kaya (Tur) - men's 3000m (7:38.42)Pavel Maslak (Cze) - men's 400m (45.33)
Renaud Lavillenie
Renaud Lavillenie won gold but failed in his attempt to break his own pole vault world record
Seren Bundy-Davies
Welsh athlete Bundy-Davies was ranked number one in Europe coming into the championships
Jenny Meadows (centre)
Meadows was awarded the 2011 800m European Indoor title 18 months after the event

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