European Championships 2018: Peaty, Anderson, Guy & Davies win mixed relay gold

2018 European Championships
Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

Britain's Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson, James Guy and Georgia Davies won gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the European Championships.

Anderson, 17, held off her male rivals as the team broke the European record.

James Wilby claimed silver in the 200m breaststroke with Ross Murdoch fourth, while Alys Thomas and Max Litchfield took individual bronze medals.

Britain won a silver and bronze in the velodrome to move up to second in the overall table with 23 medals.

European Championships medal table
Russia have won more than twice as many golds as any other country

Other headlines from day five

Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald claimed her third medal of the championships in Glasgow with silver in the women's omnium after Britain secured a third-placed finish in the men's madison.

Ethan Hayter, who won that bronze alongside Ollie Wood, also has three medals after his surprise omnium gold on Saturday and Friday's bronze in the team pursuit.

World silver medallist Jack Carlin missed out on a medal in the men's sprint, finishing fourth, with two-time Olympic champion Philip Hindes going out at the quarter-final stage.

Athletics began with qualification heats in Berlin, but British team captain Dai Greene was forced to pull out of the 400m hurdles with a hamstring injury.

'I knew I was getting hunted down'

Wales' Davies, who claimed the 50m backstroke title on Sunday, led Britain off in the medley relay, and they were third after Peaty's phenomenal breaststroke leg.

England's Guy, a gold medallist in the 4x200m freestyle relay, moved them into the lead, with an advantage of 4.62 seconds for Anderson, who took them home in a time of three minutes 40.18 seconds, ahead of Russia and Italy.

Olympic, world and Commonwealth gold medallist Peaty, who broke his own 100m breaststroke world record to retain his title on Saturday, said: "The team is maturing. We have a young team coming through and we did a great job."

The Englishman added: "We've all come off races, we have fatigue, but we've done it for the crowd."

Compatriot Anderson, who also won bronze in the 4x200m mixed freestyle relay, told BBC Sport: "I knew I was getting hunted down by a few of the men, but you just try to stick to your own tactics and get the job done."

Wilby's second silver; heartache for Murdoch

In the 200m breaststroke, Wilby came through the field to match the silver he won in the 100m, with defending champion Murdoch just 0.01secs from making the podium as Russia's Olympic medallist Anton Chupkov took gold.

"I always want more and I'm always hungry for more, so it's a good start and it's looking great going onwards," said Englishman Wilby, 24.

Commonwealth champion Thomas, 27, went into Monday's 200m butterfly final as world number one but finished almost two seconds slower than her gold medal-winning time on the Gold Coast in April.

"My legs were burning and I was fighting to get back and so to be on podium I am over the moon," the Welsh swimmer told BBC Sport.

"It's the intensity of the season, certainly as the home nations we're going to prioritise the Commonwealth Games - on a personal level and for country I did - so to come away with medals at both championships, I'm so happy."

England's Litchfield, 23, finished ahead of British team-mate Mark Szaranek, who came fifth in Glasgow, while Ellie Faulkner came fourth in the women's 200m freestyle.

Davies, Guy, Duncan Scott, Chloe Tutton, Holly Renshaw and Ben Proud will all compete for medals on Tuesday after qualifying for individual finals.

Guy and Scott progressed from the 200m freestyle heats with the third and 11th fastest times respectively.

World champion Proud and world record holder Andriy Govorov are likely to compete for gold in the 50m butterfly final after qualifying fastest from the semi-finals, while Renshaw and Tutton progressed in the women's 200m breaststroke.

Meanwhile, Davies is through to the 100m backstroke final as the sixth-fastest qualifier.

Day six: 100m finals the highlight - when to watch

Dina Asher-Smith
Dina Asher-Smith set a British Championship record when she won the women's 100m in Birmingham in June

Gold medals: 24 in synchronised swimming, cycling, diving, swimming, mountain bikes and athletics.

12:58 - Cycling: Women's madison final

Britain's four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny goes for her third gold medal of these European Championships, having already won the team pursuit and elimination race. She teams up with Katie Archibald, who is chasing a fourth medal in Glasgow. Scot Archibald was crowned world champion in this event with Emily Nelson in March.

16:50 - Swimming: Men's 50m butterfly

Britain's world champion Ben Proud takes on the new world record holder, Ukraine's Andriy Govorov, in what should be a thrilling race.

20:30 - Athletics: Women's 100m final

Britain's Dina Asher-Smith is attempting the 100m-200m double in Berlin in an eye-catching year during which she has lowered her British record in the shorter sprint. Asher-Smith is the European champion over 200m and both events in Germany are expected to be fascinating battles with two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands.

20:50 - Athletics: Men's 100m final

If Asher-Smith delivers 20 minutes earlier, Britain could well be celebrating a sprint double. GB's Zharnel Hughes is the joint-fastest man in Europe this year, along with France's Jimmy Vicaut. Two-time British champion Reece Prescod reached the World Championships final in London last summer and said earlier this year that "British sprinting is as good as any in the world right now". Now is the time to prove it.

Network coverage: 08:30-13:45, BBC Two; 13:45-18:00, BBC One; 18:00-20:00, BBC Two; 20:00-21:00, BBC One

Radio coverage: 16:15-18:00, Swimming, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; 19:00-22:30, Athletics, BBC Radio 5 live

Further coverage: 08:45-13:00 & 16:30-21:00, mountain biking, diving and synchronised swimming, BBC Red Button & 07:35-21:00, uninterrupted coverage, Connected TV and online. 16:15-18;00, Live swimming coverage, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra


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