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Dasaolu strikes gold for GB

James Dasaolu crowned a golden evening for Great Britain at the European Championships by winning the Men’s 100m crown on Wednesday evening.

Dasaolu beat defending champion Christophe Lemaitre into second place in a time of 10.06, while Harry Aikines-Aryeetey continued his improvement by running into the bronze medal position, keeping veteran Brit Dwayne Chambers off the podium by just two hundredths of a second.

That success, a first medal at a major championships for Dasaolu, added to the latest in a succession of golds for Mo Farah.

He took the 10,000m title before Tiffany Porter etched her name onto the roll of honour when she got home in front by just three hundredths of a second to win the 100m Hurdles title.

Porter, who recently claimed Commonwealth silver in the same event, edged out Cindy Billaud of France in a winning time of 12.76s.

Continuing the resurgence of British sprinting, Ashleigh Nelson became the first woman since Andrea Lynch in 1974 to win a medal in the 100m when, like Lynch, she took the bronze.

Great Britain also enjoyed victories in both of the Men's 400 semi-finals, Conrad Williams taking the first of them and Martyn Rooney following up easily in the second. The pair will meet in Friday's final.