• Highlights: European Championships Final Day

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Poland won three golds, while Dafne Schippers with a blistering second leg in 4x100m relay helped Netherlands squad to break national record.

Poland's 2-time world champion Pawel Fajdek won the men's hammer throw with a massive 80.93m throw with his teammate Wojciech Nowicki in third. The second gold for Polls took Angelika Cichocka, who prevailed in the women's 1500m final clocking the slowest time ever in European Championships of 4:33.00 to beat race favourite Sifan Hassan of Netherlands. 

In the men's 800m final Adam Kszczot defended his European title as his countryman Marcin Lewandowski claimed silver.

Dafne Schippers who topped the women's 100m final on Friday ran a very strong second leg to help Dutch team win gold in a new national record of 42.04sec. 

British 4x100 squad of James Dasaolu, Adam Gemili, James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah grabbed the gold in an impressive 38.17sec, ahead of  France and Germany.

Germany's David Storl won his second consecutive shot put gold with toss of 21.31m.

Moroccan-born Spanish runners  Ilias Fifa and Adel Mechaal  took gold and silver in thriller men's 5000m final with Germany's Richard Ringer in third. All three medalists clocked exactly the the same time of 13:40.85 while Norway's Henrik Ingebrigtsen, who blazed 52 seconds for the final lap finished in fourth just 0.01 second behind the winners. 

Elsewhere o the track,  European leader Gianmarco Tamberi won the men's high jump with 2.32m while Denmark's Sara Slott Petersen topped the women's 400m hurdles in 55.12sec.

Eritrean-born Swiss runner Tadesse Abraham and Portugal's Sara Moreira won the men's and women's half-marathon golds. 

British women set a new world lead in 4x400m relay for the win,  while Belgian  team anchored by Jonathan Borlee prevailed in men's 4x400m final. 

Germany's Gesa-Felicitas Krause took the women's world 3000m steeplechase. Luiza Gega won the first ever medal for Albania at European Championships  by taking silver in the women's 3000m steeple final. 

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