Harry Aikines-Aryeetey fourth in European Championships 100m
Date: Wednesday, 27 June - Sunday, 1 July 2012
Coverage: Red Button & Online: Fri 29 (16:00-20:35) and Sat 30 (17:00-20:35); BBC Two & Online: Sun 1 July (14:00-18:00).
Britain's Harry Aikines-Aryeetey missed out on a 100m medal and an Olympic qualifying 'A' standard at the European Championships in Helsinki.
Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre took gold in 10.09 seconds to pip compatriot Jimmy Vicaut (10.12) with Norwegian Jaysuma Saidy Ndure third in 10.17.
Aikines-Aryeetey was fourth in 10.31 as only five athletes finished the race.
"I am massively upset. This year has just been terrible to me after last year being so good," he said.
"At the start of the year nothing went right for me. As much as I wanted it, as much as I tried to do everything I could, nothing went my way.
"Even going to the Olympic Stadium for the test event, I tore a muscle walking - how unlucky can you get? I had to walk from the station to the warm-up, from the warm-up to the track and it's quite a long distance.
"Every day since winning the World Youths, I've been dreaming about being there [London 2012]."
Earlier in the day,
faded away in the final straight to narrowly miss out on a surprise 5,000m medal.
However she did record an Olympic qualifying 'A' standard.
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The Briton finished fourth as Russia's Olga Golovkina edged Sara Moreira of Portugal and Ukrainian Lyudmyla Kovalenko for gold.
But she ran a personal best of 15 minutes 12.77 seconds, 13 seconds better than her previous mark.
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