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• European U23 Champs: Great Britain's Reekie completes the middle distance double in Gävle

Great Britain's Jemma Reekie won gold medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the Gavle 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships.

Reekie has raced on each of the four days of the championships but the Brit defied her tired legs to produce a sprightly last lap of 59.6 to complete the 800/1500m double and add to her European U20 1500m title from Grosseto two years ago.

The Brit didn’t face any significant opposition on the last lap, maintaining her position and utilising her impressive closing pace to win her second gold medal of the championships in 4:22.81 ahead of Belgium’s Elise Vanderelst (4:23.50) and Italy’s Marta Zenoni (4:23.96).

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