• Martina DQ after finishing first in 200m final; Rooney defends European 400m title

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Running out in lane 8 Netherlands Churandy Martina failed to complet sprint double as he was disqualified for running on inside lane, meanwhile Great Britain's Martyn Rooney claimed the men's 400m gold on Day 3 at the  European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. 

Martina, who last night won 100m gold, today was disqualified after finishing first in the men's  200m as he ran more than three steps on his inside lane. Bruno Hortelano of Spain who finished behind Martina was announced the new European Champion while silver and bronze medals were awarded to Ramil Gulyiev of Turkey and Danny Talbot of Great Britain respectively. 

In the men's 400m final Martyn Rooney powered to his second consecutive European gold clocking 45.29 seconds as World Indoor Champion Pavel Maslak running in lane 8 in final meters beat into third place Netherlands Liemarvin Bonevacia. Watch Video>>

Some moments earlier Cuban born Turkish athlete Yasmani Copello Escobar won the men's 400m hurdles final in 48.98 seconds. Spaniard Sergio Fernandez in final strides managed to pass three athletes to take silver in 49.06, while Swiss hurdler Cariem Hussein claimed bronze in 49.10.  Watch Video>>

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