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Live Athletics: European Championships: 2014 Day One
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And you thought athletics had left the TV screen for good after the Commonwealth Games. Nope. This time the best of Europe come out to play in Zurich, having mostly watched from the sidelines as the Commonwealth countries competed in Glasgow.
Team GB is united once more: competition begins with English decathlete Ashley Bryant looking to push on from his silver medal success in Glasgow. Later come the men’s 100m heats, although Commonwealth silver medallist Adam Gemili is concentrating on the 200m this time round. Shot-put and the women’s 10,000m are the first medals to be decided, with coverage continuing until Sunday 17 August. Do you have the stamina?
Jonathan Edwards presents coverage of day one of the biennial event, held at the Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland. Dai Greene begins his bid to regain the 400m hurdles title he won in 2010 at 10.07, Asha Philip is the leading British hope in the women's 100m first round at 10.40, while Martyn Rooney is in Team GB's squad for the opening round of the 400m at 11.50. Plus, the decathlon gets under way with the 100m, long jump and shot put at 9.04, 10.35 and 12.05 respectively. Also taking place are the qualifying for the men's shot put from 9.07 and triple jump at 12.12, and women's javelin at 11.16, plus the first rounds of the men's 3,000m steeplechase at 11.23, and women's 1500m at 9.34 and 100m hurdles at 12.32. Commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Brendan Foster, and analysis from Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe, with reports by Phil Jones.
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