Laura Muir makes history with double delight at the Euro Indoors

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Laura Muir makes history with double delight at the Euro Indoors



LAURA MUIR made history in Glasgow as her double delight at the Euro Indoors pushed the Brits to a record haul.
Scotland’s golden girl, 25, clocked 4min 5.92sec as she led from start to finish in the 1500 metres — 48 hours after winning the 3,000m.
AP:Associated Press Laura Muir shows off her gold medal after a brilliant championships
The twin haul made her the first athlete in half a century to defend two titles at the event.
Muir said: “Nobody can take that away. That’s it done. I’m the first person to do it. It’s really special.
“I’m just so pleased I could do it here with all my friends and family watching. To get those performances was really special.
“I had Plans A, B, C, and D. That was Plan A.
“I’m just so experienced now. With my ability, I know how hard I can push and what my other competitors can do.
“I’m at that stage now that I know what I can do and I can show it in different races with different challenges.”
EPA Laura Muir is now looking ahead to the Olympics in 2020
Getty Images – Getty The Scot produced a stunning performance to complete her double
Muir’s victory polished off a superb final night in which hosts Great Britain ended up second to Poland in the table after a record 12-medal haul.
And she warned her rivals that she will now hunt a first world title this autumn and then look for 2020 Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Muir added: “I feel it’s there now. It is a matter of maintaining and making improvements where I can.
“Since finishing my degree, we’ve made improvements in a few areas but they can always be improved more.”
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke also grabbed gold, bolting to victory in the women’s 800m in 2:02.58, with team-mate Mari Smith fifth. Oskan-Clarke, 29, led from the off to beat her silver from 2017.
The Londoner said: “I know I’m strong, but it is just about making the right moves at the right times.
“It’s hard indoors because if you don’t do that, it’s too late. I wanted to be out there early and hold on for home. I knew I’d have no regrets then.”
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Jamie Webb reckons his school pupils will have been stunned after seeing his shock silver in the men’s 800m. The chemistry teacher, 24, followed home Spain’s Alvaro De Arriba — just three weeks after he was disqualified from the UK trials.
And he cannot wait to see the reaction when he pitches up in class in South London tomorrow.
Webb said: “They’ll all know my first name now, which they’ll love.
“That’s like the biggest secret ever at school, kids want to know it. They’ll definitely know it now.”
Getty Images – Getty Laura Muir runs through well clear of the field to take a historic title
Holly Bradshaw could not quite match her 2013 pole vault victory in Gothenburg, but cleared 4.75m to earn silver behind Russia’s Anzhelika Sidorova.
Tim Duckworth scored 6,156 points to take silver in the heptathlon as Spain’s Jorge Urena struck gold. And there was more silver lining for the Brits at the very end in the women’s 4x400m relay.

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