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Johnson-Thompson grabs silver

Britain claimed their third medal of the World Indoor Championships as Katarina Johnson-Thompson won a superb silver in the long jump.

Johnson-Thompson was prevented from qualifying for the pentathlon in Sopot due to illness, but was on course for gold after taking the lead with a second-round leap of 6.81 metres, a new personal best.

The 21-year-old was only denied victory by France's Eloyse Lesueur, who produced a jump of 6.85m in the fourth round. Serbia's Ivana Spanovic took bronze with a best of 6.77m, while Britain's Shara Proctor was fourth with 6.68m.

There was disappointment in the pole vault as medal prospect Holly Bleasdale could only finish ninth after failing to clear 4.65m.

Bleasdale failed twice at her opening height of 4.45m, but the reigning European indoor champion cleared it at the final attempt and then 4.55m at the first.

In the men's 800m, Andrew Osagie missed out on a second successive bronze medal by the narrowest of margins, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Osagie was content to run at the back of the pack until producing a finishing burst that saw him agonisingly fail to catch Poland's Marcin Lewandowski on the line, Lewandowski taking bronze with a time of one minute 47.09 seconds, 0.01secs ahead of Osagie.

Ethiopia's Mohammed Aman took gold ahead of another Polish athlete, Adam Kszczot.

Britain's women were unable to defend the 4x400m title they won in Istanbul in 2012, the quartet of Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and world outdoor champion Christine Ohuruogu taking bronze behind the United States and Jamaica.

Team captain Child put in a good first leg after one false start and a number of faulty ones, handing over to Cox in second place. Cox maintained that position but Adeoye was overhauled by Jamaica on the third leg and Ohuruogu had to be more concerned with holding off Russia than catching the leaders.

There was also a somewhat belated bronze in the 800m as Lewandowski was disqualified for a lane violation in the final and a protest from the British team was upheld.

Asha Philip was unable to add to the medal tally in the 60m final, the former world youth champion finishing fourth in 7.11s as Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took gold ahead of Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast. Tianna Bartoletta of the United States claimed bronze.