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• Ingebrigtsen brothers take 1500m gold and bronze at European Championships

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Norwegian brothers Filip and Henrik took gold and bronze while Spaniard David Bustos claimed silver in the men's 1500m final on day 4 at European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. 

Filip Ingebrigtsen, the youngest brother of the Olympic and World Championships finalist Henrik, clocked 51.5 seconds over the bell lap to win the European 1500m title in 3:46.65 over David Bustos of Spain who clocked  3:46.90 to take silver. Henrik Ingebrigtsen concluded the podium clocking 3:47.18. 

Kenyan born Turkish  runner Yasemin Can  successfully completed a distance event double after she took women's 5000m title 15:18.15. On Tuesday, the 19-year-old Can prevailed in the 10,000m final setting a new European U23 record. 

Ukrainian Nataliya Prishchepa with a very strong kick over the last 50m managed to win the women's 800m final over the European 2016 leader Renelle Lamote of  France by 0.49 seconds. Meanwhile Swedish runner Lovisa Lindh produced a new personal best of 2:00.37 to take bronze medal. 

Teenager Max Hes of Germany set a new European lead of 17.20m to win the men's triple jump gold. Karol Hoffmann of Poland took silver  in a new personal best of 17.18m, while Julian Reid with a mark of 16.76m finished in third. 

Anouk Vetter scored  6626 points to win women's heptathlon in a new Netherlands record and world #2. 

World Champion Piotr Malachowski of Poland threw 67.06 to win the men's discus. 

Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece topped the women's pole vault final in a new European championships record of 4.81m.

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