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By Mike Henson

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    Gabby Logan signs off the BBC Two coverage by saying that tomorrow night is ladies' night at the Letzigrund Stadium.

    I think she is referring to the fact that Jo Pavey (5,000m), Lynsey Sharp, Jessica Judd (both 800m) and Elidh Child (400m hurdles) will be going for gold.

    Either that or she has an after-hours knees-up planned with Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe.

    None of that frivolity at live text towers - we'll be here to bring you the best of the action from 16:30 BST.

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    One lady in the crowd has just cheekily asked Adam Gemili for his race number as a souvenir. Because he is such a polite fella, he obliges, getting a trackside official to unpin the sheet on his back and hand it over.

    A champion and a gentleman.

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    Bogdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) High jump

    Bogdan Bondarenko has only jumped five times in total, six if you add in his celebratory flying karate kick, but that is all it needs.

    The Ukrainian adds the European crown to his world title with a clearance at 2.35m sweeping away the opposition.

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    Mitch Mansfield: Let's not forget that Adam Gemili is still just 20 years old. Very exciting.

    Chris Watts: Wow! Adam Gemili. What a run. Superstar in the making.

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    Adam Gemili's is Britain's fourth gold medal on the men's side - alongside James Dasaolu (100m), Mo Farah (10,000m) and Martyn Rooney (400m) - and the sixth in total for the British team with Tiffany Porter and Jo Pavey also on the top step.

    It takes Great Britain back to the top of the medal table above France.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "You've just got to be yourself and bring the training and the confidence that you can trust in your speed.

    "He didn't have to search for that speed it was there. When he put his foot down off the turn the gas was there. He could relax but he knew he could go sub 20 seconds.

    "If you can do your best at the championships, that's the ultimate."

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    Ashleigh: What an amazing and talented athlete Adam Gemili is. Well deserved.

    Sara Bloomfield: Adam Gemili what a race. Fantastic to watch, 19.98 seconds, go Gemili go!

    Tom Yeates: Absolutely awesome bend from Gemili.

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    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    Adam Gemili

    "Adam nailed that race. He matched his personal best but better as it was into a stiff breeze. It was just about getting out of the blocks well and being confident in all of his work.

    "He had to take this title and he knew the long limbed Christophe Lamaitre would be strong down the home straight but he believed in himself.

    "It was a strong bend, not his best but it was enough, and he put his foot down in the home straight. He's announced himself onto the world scene yet again."

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "It was a perfect 200m, a perfect bend, a perfect transition and great strength and great speed."

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    Adam Gemili (Great Britain) 200m

    Adam Gemili

    Adam Gemili must be the only man in the stadium who doesn't know he has won. The Briton looks around for confirmation after crossing the line, but he has a good chunk of fresh air clear of Christophe Lemaitre in second.

    A commanding run that demanded gold. The time was a PB-matching 19.98 seconds.

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    Men's 200m final

    Adam Gemili has a plum draw in lane four.

    Inside him is 2010 champion Christophe Lemaitre. Outside him is defending champion, the Netherlands' Churandy Martina. Is the 2014 champion in the middle?

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    Steve Backley

    Four-time European champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Bogdan Bondarenko extended his run-up and has piled the pressure on his team-mate. That may well be a gold medal jump."

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    Men's high jump final

    Bogdan Bondarenko's confidence in passing all but one height on his way to 2.35m proves justified. The world champion Ukrainian moves his mark back a touch and the longer run-up takes him well clear on his second attempt.

    He is top of the high jumps pops with only countryman Andriy Protsenko still in contention.

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    Men's 200m final

    Adam Gemili could be preparing to travel to Burton Albion this evening rather than featuring in the men's 200m final in Zurich.

    The 20-year-old was playing for Dagenham and Redbridge two and a half years ago. Since switching to athletics he has won a world junior crown, reached the semi-finals of London 2012, won Commonwealth silver in Glasgow and now has a shot at being European champion.

    He has just trudged out on track. It doesn't look like he is missing Burton.

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    Men's high jump final

    Ivan Ukhov has put in his best and final offer in the high jump. He fails in his third attempt to get over 2.33m.

    Ukraine's Andriy Protsenko shows him how it is done, soaring over to take top slot in the standings. The only man that can beat Protsenko now is compatriot and world champion Bogdan Bondarenko, who turned down the chance to jump at 2.33m.

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    Antoinette Nana Djimou (France) Heptathlon

    France's Antoinette Nana Djimou looked like she was struggling along the back straight of the 800m - the final event in the heptathlon. Maybe she was playing possum.

    She gets a motor on, overtaking her nearest rival in the points standings - the Netherlands' Nadine Broersen - to confirm her gold medal.

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    Men's high jump final

    Ivan Ukhov comes close to clearing 2.33m on his first attempt, but you don't get anything for close. The bar tips to the ground.

    The Russian still leads however. Ukraine's Bogdan Bondarenko took two jumps to get over 2.30m in the only height he has attempted so far.

    Bondarenko's countryman Andriy Protsenko is also lurking in the competition. He has just failed his first attempt at 2.33m.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "I do think Dafne Schippers' heart is in heptathlon and she's got unfinished business there.

    "She's made history doing the sprint double at the championships. There was huge expectation in the Netherlands and she did it emphatically. You would say it makes sense for her to concentrate on sprinting, she's right there.

    "But her coach is a former decathlete and they know there is an opportunity for her to score big. We know what she can do in running but her heart is in the heptathlon."

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    As Dafne Schippers steps up to claim her 200m gold, it is worth putting her winning time of 22.03 into perspective.

    Blessing Okabare won Glasgow 2014 in 22.25. The next best time this year is American Tori Bowie at 22.18.

    Only Olympic champion Allyson Felix has gone faster since the start of 2011.

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    Dafne Schippers

    Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, speaking to BBC Sport after winning gold in the women's 200m: "I was tired after five races but like in the Heptahlon, I know in my mind I can do it. I'm very happy with 22.03. I'm tired but now I'll eat, sleep and rest and tomorrow is a new day."

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    Men's 400m hurdles final

    Russia's Denis Kudryavtsev took bronze behind Hussein and Magi.

    Not a lot of people are watching that though.

    Hussein is the focus of the snappers and the spectators. He curls into a ball on the track as the scoreboard confirms his victory.

    Once he is back on his feet, he strips off his vest in celebration, before pulling it back on sharpish before an eagle-eyed official can start proceedings.

    Kariem Hussein
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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Bring out the cow bells, break out the chocolates, this crowd carried Kariem Hussein to the finish line and carried him to gold. What a tough win, what a tough run.

    "Switzerland don't have too many world class athletes but some have risen to the occasion and he really did that here."

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    Kariem Hussein (Switzerland) 400m hurdles

    All pretence of Swiss neutrality evaporates as Kariem Hussein comes into the home straight ahead of the rest and the crowd bellow their man all the way through the final 100m. Rasmus Magi is making up the ground, but he can't close the gap in time.

    Cowbell central.

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    Men's 400m hurdles final

    Great Britain's Niall Flannery has failed to make the final of the men's 400m hurdles. He will have to watch while Estonia's Rasmus Magi, the fastest man on the continent, tries to become his country's first medallist since decathlete Erki Nool.

    Russian European Junior champion Timofey Chalyy may be his main challenger.

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    A quick update from out in the field.

    In the high jump final Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov left the bar shaking, but is over 2.26m. World champion Bogdan Bondarenko is yet to deign to jump, allowing the bar to creep upwards while he keeps his powder dry.

    In the long jump, all three Britons - Greg Rutherford, Chris Tomlinson and JJ Jegede - are into Sunday's final.

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    Gareth Barker: Jodie Williams, phenomenal run. And you'd better believe how good that was.

    Janet Acott: Great run from Jodie Williams. It was a pity about Dina Asher-Smith. Hopefully nothing major, such potential.

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    Dina Asher-Smith speaking to BBC Sport after pulling up in the final of the women's 200m: "I think I might have just done my hamstring. I have a love and hate relationship with it and this was one of the hate days.

    "I 'm happy to have made the final and got a personal best but I'm really disappointed that happened around the bend. At the world juniors it stopped me doing the 200m and the relay, but well done to Jodie. Her finish was amazing."

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    Bianca Williams speaking to BBC Sport after finishing fourth in the women's 200m final: "It's been an amazing year. Two bronzes at the Commonwealth Games and coming fourth here, I can't believe it. From lane eight I had to get out and drive. I'm happy with fourth place."

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    Jodie Williams of Britain

    Jodie Williams speaking to BBC Sport after winning a silver medal in the women's 200m final: "I'm so happy. To come away with two silver medals at senior level I couldn't ask for any more,. I was trying to chase Dafne down but her time was crazy and I got silver and a PB.

    "I thought I could get a little bit more out of it tonight but I'm so tired after the Commonwealth Games as well.

    "It's amazing to have three British people in the final. Bianca did well, I'm gutted for Dina, she knew it was going to be touch and go but she's so talented and it will be a real battle with her next year."

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    Women's 200m final

    Jodie Williams' time has been confirmed as 22.46 seconds - a new personal best and confirming her as the second-fastest British woman after Kathy Cook. It is a second silver of the summer, following her visit to the podium in Glasgow.

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    Women's 200m final

    Bianca Williams took fourth. Dina Asher-Smith did not make it to the finishline sadly. A hamstring pin forced her to limp to the sidelines and take the scenic route back to the medical room.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "That was extraordinary. If you look at the time it's the fastest time in the world this year from a heptathlete Dafne Schippers, who has found her form in sprint. It was blistering in the first 50 metres and that's where she won it.

    "Jodie had to not give up and not lose sight that her strength is in the final stages. Dafne has to make a real decision about whether to go back to the heptathlon. She can compete now, it's incredible running."

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    Dafne Schippers (Netherlands) 200m

    dafne Schippers

    Dafne Schippers is streets, dual carriageways and autobahns ahead of everyone else. The Dutchwomen wins in 22.03 -the fastest time of the year.

    A tremendous run from Jodie Williams behind her secures silver for Britain, holding off Myriam Soumare.

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    Women's 200m final

    There could be another Briton making a trip to the podium after the next event on the track - the women's 200m final.

    Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallists Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams and joined by 18-year-old starlet Dina Asher-Smith.

    They will be chasing 100m champion Dafne Schippers and the woman who finished behind her in that final, France's Myriam Soumare.

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    Men's 400m medal ceremony

    Stand by your screens. National anthem time as Martyn Rooney collects his 400m gold with compatriot Mark Hudson-smith getting his silver.

    The weather is suitably themed - bucketing British-style rain.

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    Mark English

    Ireland's Mark English speaking to BBC Sport after winning silver in the men's 800m final: "It was fantastic. To finish in the home straight with the team in the corner was fantastic. I've been training for the last few years to get a medal on this stage.

    "I changed my tactics because I went too hard in the semi-finals. I knew Bosse would take it out but I had a lot of energy left in the last 200m."

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    Mark Ward: Mark English, savage run in 800m. Just pipped for silver.

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    Steve Backley

    Four-time European champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Greg Rutherford has been fantastic on the board this year. It's standing up in the greatest tests of all. He really imposed himself on the rest of the competitors in the Commonwealth Games.

    "He competed like a champion and became a champion and we would love to see him add this title as well."

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    Long jump qualification

    That is Greg Rutherford's evening work completed, The British Olympic champion nails his second jump, sailing out to 8.03m to book his place in the final on Sunday.

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    Men's 800m final

    Paula Radcliffe

    Marathon world record holder and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Mark English was a young man with a lot more left in his legs than he believed he had left at 200m left. We said before that if Bosse did anything wrong then Adam Kszczot would be the man to come through. You could see in Mark English's face that he's really happy with that bronze medal.

    "Bosse just maybe doesn't have the championship racing experience and he went out too fast and tied up."

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    Steve Backley

    Four-time European champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "The high jump is being billed as a head to head. Ivan Ukhov is unpredictable but incredible when he gets it right.

    "Conversely, Bohan Bondarenko is precise and methodical in everything he does. A world record is weather dependent, but it's one not to miss.

    "It's a golden era for high jump and most of them are from Europe. They won't enjoy the wet weather but it's drying out and it's bubbling up to be one of the best contests of the championships."

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    Men's high jump final

    There is a big high jump face-off just getting going - Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia against world champion Bohan Bondarenko of Ukraine.

    Both have an eye on Cuban great Javier Sotomayor's 21-year-old world record of 2.45m.

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Bosse got it all wrong. It's fine running 51 seconds in the first lap but you have to follow it up. It was a brilliant bronze for Mark English."

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    Adam Kszczot (Poland) 800m

    Adam Kszczot

    Adam Kszczot, the Polish 20-year-old, takes advantage of France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse's over-ambitious run. Bosse set off with a rocket 50.9 second first lap, but could not back it up and faded horribly in the final 200m.

    Kszczot's countryman Artur Kuciapski takes silver with Ireland's Mark English taking a hard-fought bronze.

    Bosse finished dead last.

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    Men's 800m final

    Next on the track is the men's 800m. No Britons involved but it is looking like one of the most hotly-contested finals of the evening with France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, the fastest man in qualifying, taking on European champion Marcin Lewandowski and Denmark's Andreas Bube.

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    Long jump qualification

    Down in the sand, qualifying for Sunday's men's long jump final is under way.

    Olympic and Commonwealth champion Greg Rutherford has gone five centimetres short of automatic qualification with a leap of 7.95m.

    His great domestic rival Chris Tomlinson clocks in with an opening jump of 7.68m with their team-mate JJ Jegede on 7.64m.

    Nothing to get too stressed out about from the rest of the field so far. Rutherford's leap is the best so far with German's Christian Reif, expected to challenge for a medal, is well down on 7.52m.

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    Women's 1500m final

    Weightman's team-mate Hannah England came home fifth by the way - six seconds off her personal best in a time of 4:07.80.

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    Laura Weightman

    Laura Weightman speaking to BBC Sport after winning bronze in the 1500m: "I'm really pleased with that. I was nervous in the warm-up and didn't know how to play it but with 600m no-one was doing anything so I wanted to push it along.

    "At the bell I knew Hassan and Aregawi were going to come past and I couldn't go with them but I'm really pleased to hold on to that bronze.

    "I wanted to go with them and hang on for as long as possible and be in a strong bronze, not have anyone coming back to me down the home straight.

    "It's been an incredible season, running four-minutes flat, the silver at the Commonwealth Games and now this. Without all of [coach] Steve Cram's championship experience I wouldn't be able to be so relaxed and I believe I can go out there and win those medals."

  49. Post update

    Laura Weightman is wreathed in smiles as she jogs a lap of the circuit, slapping high-fives and signing programmes. I think she has won a few more Swiss fans with that personal PR drive. Her straight-talking, self-depreciating post-race interview continues the job on the home front.

    Quotes to follow...

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    Paula Radcliffe

    Marathon world record holder and BBC Sport athletics expert

    Bronze medallist Laura Weightman of Great Britain

    "Laura has made huge progress this summer. By running four minutes flat in Paris, and then the Commonwealth Games, that was a huge step

    "She was chasing a couple of 3.57 runners there and she really went for it, put herself in no-man's land and she was digging deep and holding on. She really had to give everything to hold her form."

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    Brendan Foster

    European 5,000m champion in 1974 and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "That was a world-class field. They're the two best 1500m runners in the world and coming off the back of the Commonwealth Games, Laura has now joined true world-class. The way she got the medal was so impressive.

    "She won that medal. She didn't collect it, she worked for it. I was so impressed."

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator and Laura Weightman's coach

    "It was gutsy and Laura was rewarded with bronze and that's the least she would have wanted. The two at the front are world class.

    "I was nervous Laura wouldn't have the legs but you have to have a go, you can't accept they're the best and let them go. She stayed as long as she could and that got her the medal."

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    Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) 1,500m

    Sifan Hassan wins her duel with Abeba Aregawi down the home straight, but Great Britain's Laura Weightman gets her reward after pressing the pace at the start of the final lap.

    Weightman hangs on for bronze with the rest of the field struggling to make up the deficit.

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    Women's 1500m final

    On we go, and the women's 1500m final has just been set running.

    Great Britain has two chances in this race. Laura Weightman and Hannah England, silver medallists at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships respectively, will fight it out with Netherlands' Sifan Hassan and Sweden's Abeba Aregawi. Both have each broken four minutes twice this season.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Sometimes athletes have to take a calculated risk. Christine knows she wasn't in shape but she's such a smart girl and will have analysed this and her training has taken her to a certain level of fitness so she had nothing to lose."

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    Women's 400m final

    Christine Ohuruogu speaking to BBC Sport after finishing fourth in the women's 400m final: "I'm disappointed to finish outside the medals but not heartbroken.

    "I was here for something to do. Training at home gets tedious so I thought I would come out and test myself. It's foolish to have a complete year out which I would like ideally.

    "We started the year planning just to do the relays at the Commonwealths and Europeans but I thought this might be my only chance to come and compete on the European circuit and I thought I would give it a go.

    "I was better than Wednesday but it wasn't enough to get on the podium."

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    Men's 400m final

    Matt Hudson-Smith

    Matt Hudson-Smith after winning silver in the 400m: "I kind of slipped out of my blocks. When I slipped I thought I might be out and he showed me the green card and it was 'safe' and I could just run."

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    Martyn Rooney

    Martyn Rooney speaking to BBC Sport after winning gold in the 400m: "I'm delighted to win it. It's been a long time coming, never won a championships in my life, only British trials, so it's great to win on this stage. I'm pretty happy.

    "It wasn't effortless. I've got an incredible team around me and without their support we couldn't be here. I've been part of the system for a long time and it's starting to pay off."

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    Harriet Butler: None of those athletes were in Christine Ohuruogu's league. Fitness means everything.

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "It was a tough race for Christine. The plan wasn't necessarily to get into the shape for her to contest this and she'll be surprised.

    "A little bit fitter she should have won that race. Grenot's a good athlete but not in Christine's class. She just let them get away too much.

    "We know that she starts to charge around the bend but there was just a little too much to do."

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    Libania Grenot (Italy) 400m

    That was a blood and fury run from Italy's Libania Grenot. She went out very hard, coming into the home straight five or 10 metres ahead of the rest, and relied on sheer guts and determination to carry her home.

    Ukraine's Olha Zemlyak takes silver with Indira Terrero of Spain getting bronze on a dip ahead of Christine Ohuruogu.

    Ohuruogu was awarded the same time as Terrero and was only two hundredths short of Zemlyak. Short of preparation, the Briton affords herself a wry smile.

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    Women's 400m final

    Quick, onto the women's race...

    Christine Ohuruogu looked good in the first round, a little shoddy in the heats and will need a quick return to form to grab gold tonight.

    Ukrainian Olha Zemlyak and Italy's Libania Grenot are the favourites...

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    Medal ceremony

    Time for the medals for the 110m hurdles to be handed out. And it is Swedish heptathlon great Carolina Kluft, a three-time world champion and Athens 2004 gold winner, to do the honours.

    Russia's Sergey Shubenkov is on the top step with Great Britain's Will Sharman wearing silver.

    You can see how that sorted itself out last night on the BBC Sport website.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Martyn Rooney has been through it to get to this stage. He's had all those injuries and to get a gold medal finally is a fitting tribute for a great guy."

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    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "I remember watching Martyn Rooney at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and thinking he had a huge future in front of him. All of the problems he's had, the trials and tribulations, just vanish and disappear with that medal.

    "He'll understand why working hard and really reaping the rewards makes it so very special."

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    Conrad Williams

    Conrad Williams speaking to BBC Sport after finishing fifth: "I let the side down not getting one, two, three but I'm still happy with my first European final. It was a good race and it's great to see the guys celebrating.

    "It's fantastic for Matt, he ran well and he had a lot of pressure because people expected him to perform. Rooney's so experienced but Matt's so green and he showed great resilience to hold on to second place.

    "We knew we were going to come here with a strong team and if we don't get gold in the relay there's something wrong."

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    Men's 400m final

    Martyn Rooney had to pace himself very carefully without the absent Jonathan Borlee to measure his run against outside.

    He is certainly taking his time on his lap of honour, soaking up the atmosphere and the acclaim.

    There was a nice moment between him and Matt Hudson-Smith who shared a hug and a flag for the photographers.

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    Ian Bradley: Redemption for Rooney, potential realised, chased home by the apprentice. Perfect.

    Adam Wheeler: Shaving his beard did the business for Rooney and his victory.

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    Men's 400m final

    Great Britain's Martyn Rooney

    After going out hard, the red headband of Conrad Williams ended up in fifth place. No clean sweep of the podium of Team GB but Martyn Rooney and Matt Hudson-Smith were the class of the field undoubtedly.

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "For Martyn Rooney it's been a long journey to win gold for his country, to win gold over 400m. Since the Commonwealth Games in 2006, we've had to wait eight years for him to realise the potential he's always had. That is the sort of performance that would have won many European titles.

    "Everyone was talking about Hudson-Smith and what a future he has, with a big personal best."

  71. Gold medal

    Martyn Rooney (Great Britain) 400m

    Matt Hudson-Smith was coming on strong. If it had been a 410m race, gold would have been all his. But Martyn Rooney had enough in the bank to hang on for a 44.71 win. Matt Hudson-Smith has a personal best of 44.75 in silver with Israel's Donald Sanford in third.

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    Men's 400m final

    Martyn Rooney leads into the home straight...

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    Men's 400m final

    Clean away this time. Conrad Williams has gone off quick...

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    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "The big question is whether we get first, second and third because the boys were just so dominant in the semi-finals.

    "Matt Hudson-Smith will have a plan. He's got a bright coach in Tony Hadley and he will have gone through the whole process. Tony will have explained to him the best way to run it and now it's up to him.

    "He's so naïve so he will listen to his coach because he hasn't got much choice and he'll go with someone who knows. It's going to be tough but I hope we can get the one, two three."

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    Men's 400m final

    Phew. Only yellow for Matt Hudson-Smith as the starters decide that he squirmed in the blocks rather than actually making a full-blooded false start.

  76. Post update

    Men's 400m final

    False start! And it looks like it is Matt Hudson-Smith. What will the starters decide to dish out as punishment? It could be a straight red card for the Briton. Which would be a sad way for his campaign to come to an end...

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    Men's 400m final

    Hudson-Smith's fellow Briton Martyn Rooney crosses his fingers as the camera zooms in on his face.

    The 27-year-old won his semi-final in 45.30 - two tenths slower than Hudson-Smith. It could be a straight slug-out for gold, especially with Jonathan Borlee of Belgium having withdrawn.

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    Men's 400m final

    The 400m men emerge from the call room, stepping out onto the track and looking skywards in surprise at the sudden burst of rain that has preceded their arrival.

    Great Britain's Matt Hudson-Smith, the man who anchored home England to relay gold in similar conditions at Glasgow 2014, still stubbornly has his shades in place.

  79. Get involved

    #bbceurochamps

    Mark Callanan: 200m and 400m golds tonight for Adam Gemili and Martyn Rooney. You heard it here first.

    Neil Glover: It could be a medal haul tonight. Let's hope so, the French are coming.

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    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbadv

    Diniz's compatriot Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbadv decided to take off his vest when well clear on the final lap of the 3,000m steeplechase last night and the organisers responded by stripping him of the gold medal as well.

    Mekhissi-Benadbbady has previous. As well as fighting compatriot Mehdi Baala immediately after a race in 2011, he pushed the event mascot - a 14-year-old girl inside a over-sized costume - after winning steeplechase gold at the last European Championships.

    It was perhaps unwise to give the organisers a reason to take his title off him.

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    Yohann Diniz

    We, here in Britain, struggle to take race walking seriously. All a little too Monty Python, with the bottom wiggling and yellow cards for breaking into a jog.

    If anything is going to change your mind it might be France's Yohann Diniz who this morning broke 50km record with a time of 3:32:33, despite taking time on his final lap to pick up a pair of flags and then almost taking a wrong turn, and still had the energy left to celebrate like he had scored a last-minute winner.

    That time might get lost in translation. To put in imperial, he went though the marathon mark in less than three hours.

  82. BBC Coverage

    You can get the thoughts of Denise, along with former world champions Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, on BBC Two right now. No need to flick the telly switch though.

    It is live on this very page. Click on the live coverage tab at the top.

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    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "We've got a lot to look forward to. It's been a great championships and tonight we've got a lot of British interest, some great finals, and it's very exciting."

  84. Get Involved

    So what is the fairest way for the medal table numbers to be crunched? The First Past the Post glory of who has most golds? The Proportional Representation that gives a bit of weight to your second and third-place places?

    Or how about the system that the American media opted for at Beijing 2008 - total medals won - conveniently leapfrogging the United States to the top of the ladder ahead of China?

    Any strong views on that, and your tips for which Team GB's contenders will bump up the British gold column tonight, are welcome.

    You can get in touch via #bbceurochamps on Twitter, 81111 on text and the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

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    There is a distinct Great Britain against the rest of Europe feeling about tonight's action.

    At the end of yesterday, the red, white and blue of Great Britain was ahead of the red, white and blue of France and Russia in the medal table.

    medal table

    While the BBC table above values gold medals above everything, the official event ladder award different points values to different spots on the podium.

    It means that going into this evening's action, Team GB have slipped south of Russia and Germany despite having more golds in the bag.

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    This is our map though Great Britain's medal chances this evening. There is plenty of treasure out there.

    17:50 BST: Men's 400m final - featuring Great Britain's Matt Hudson-Smith, Martyn Rooney and Conrad Williams.

    18:10 BST: Women's 400m final - featuring Great Britain's world champion Christine Ohuruogu.

    18:25 BST: Women's 1500m final - featuring Great Britain's Laura Weightman and Hannah England, Commonwealth Games and World silver medallist respectively.

    19:25 BST: Women's 200m final - featuring Great Britain's Jodie Williams, Bianca Williams and Dina Asher-Smith

    20:49 BST: Men's 200m final - featuring Great Britain's Adam Gemili

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    Olha Zemlyak, Christophe Lemaitre and Dafne Schippers

    Before we start leafing through the thesaurus though, take note of the continental party-poopers looking to rain on Great Britain's parade of precious metals.

    Ukraine's Olha Zemlyak has been faster than Christine Ohuruogu in the two previous rounds of the 400m.

    Dafne Schippers, the flying Dutchwoman, is aiming to add 200m gold to her 100m crown at the expense of Jodie Williams.

    Christophe Lemaitre, smarting from losing his 100m crown to James Dasaolu, will not be in the mood to let Adam Gemili take 200m gold ahead of him.

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    Matt Hudson-Smith, Christine Ohuruogu, Adam Gemili, Jodie Williams

    Super Saturday, Wonderful Wednesday, if all goes to plan we'll be prefixing another day of the week thanks to Team GB's efforts tonight.

    Everywhere you look in today's schedule there are medal possibilities, nay, medal probabilities for Great Britain.

    Old stagers like Christine Ohuruogu and Greg Rutherford are joined by young guns such as Adam Gemili, Jodie Williams, Laura Weightman and Matt Hudson-Smith in an all-out assault on the European Championships podium.

    What should we go for then? 'Fabulous'? 'Fantastic'? 'Fan-dabi-dozi'?