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Michael Emons and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    See you tomorrow when he have the finals of the men's 200m - featuring Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Adam Gemili - the opening day of the heptathlon - featuring Katarina Johnson-Thompson - and the 400m hurdles final - featuring Norwegian shouty world champion Karsten Warholm.

    See you there.

  2. Today's headlines on the track...

    • Tim Duckworth finished fifth in the men's decathlon after leading going into the final two events
    • Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Adam Gemili qualified for Thursday's 200m final
    • Matthew Hudson-Smith won his semi-final to move into the 400m final but Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif and Martyn Rooney all failed to qualify
    • Lynsey Sharp, Adelle Tracey and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke all qualified for the final of the women's 800m
    • Eilidh Doyle and Meghan Beesley moved into Friday's 400m hurdles final.
    • Morgan Lake cleared 1.9m to advance into the women's high jump final
    • British duo Sophie McKinna and Dan Bramble finished seventh in the shot put and long jump finals

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  3. 'Dropped points'

    Men's decathlon

    Steve Backley

    Two-time world javelin silver medallist on BBC TV

    You have to remember Tim Duckworth has been competing in combined events since February and he's dropped some points in long jump and the hurdles - but he has done superbly well.

    He'll come out of the college system now and learn and learn and learn because he'll be competing in international events now.

    The fifth place is actually a good achievement.

  4. 'He can be proud'

    Men's decathlon

    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

    Finally GB have someone in the decathlon. Tim Duckworth has a lot to learn and that's the beauty of multi-event competitions.

    But he's put together a solid decathlon at the European Championships after a long season and he can be proud.

  5. 'Anything can happen'


    Daley Thompson

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    You don't come here to start any events, you come here to finish.

    We have seen world champion Kevin Mayer - who is better than anyone else in the competition - crash out.

    I hope Katarina Johnson-Thompson was watching that before she takes on Nafi Thiam, because anything can happen in multi-eventing.

  6. 'You can't have a weak event at this level'

    Men's decathlon

    Steve Backley

    Two-time world javelin silver medallist on BBC TV

    You just can't have a weak event at this level. That's the lesson Tim Duckworth will learn and it possibly makes it worse that it's the last one.

    He's a very good high jumper and he's come fifth which is a great achievement for someone so young. But ultimately nine events is not good enough.

  7. GB's Duckworth finishes fifth


    Great Britain's Tim Duckworth finishes in fifth overall.

    At the end of a mammoth season that began indoors in the American collegiate system in February that is a huge effort.

  8. Arthur Abele (Germany)


    A huge cheer from the home crowd as Germany's Arthur Abele is confirmed as the champion.

    Ilya Shkurenyov -the authorised neutral athlete - takes silver with Vitali Zhuk third.

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  9. Duckworth finishes last but one

    Decathlon - 1500m

    Nothing left out there by Tim Duckworth.

    He collapses over the line in somewhere a shade under five minutes.

    It is not going to be good enough for a medal I don't think, but it is a personal best.

    The computer is still whirring...

  10. Post update

    Decathlon - 1500m

    Daley Thompson

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    This will show us how much it means to Tim Duckworth.

    If he finishes in less than five minutes it will be a big personal best.

  11. 'The final push'

    Men's decathlon

    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

    It's the final push for Tim Duckworth now. He's got to give it one last go.

    He'll take away a lot of learnings from this competition because he's still so young.

  12. 'Almost impossible for Duckworth'

    Men's decathlon

    Steve Backley

    Two-time world javelin silver medallist on BBC TV

    Only Tim Duckworth knows what he's got in his legs. But it's an almost impossible ask. He'll have to run the race of his life. He's biding his time and will hopefully wind it in - if he's got the legs.

  13. Duckworth to the back of the pack

    Decathlon - 1500m

    Great Britain's Tim Duckworth is not doing anything stupid in a febrile atmosphere.

    He is running his own race, dropping back while Arthur Abele hits the front to sent the volume knob up to 11.

  14. 'Duckworth has shown he belongs among the elite'

    Men's decathlon

    Daley Thompson

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC TV

    I suspect at five minutes (1500m personal best), Tim Duckworth's not a runner, he's more of a jogger.

    But he's had a positive few days and he's shown he belongs among the European elite. He started so well but we've seen his weaker events come through at the end. He knows there's things to work on so we'll see what he can do in the future and maybe he can be around the medals.

    I think he's got a big future. He's been competing since February - now it's August - so it's almost impossible to compete at the elite level for that amount of time. I think the last couple of days have really played on him and now he's really tired.

    If we give him some time and let him grow into the event - he's learning a lot here - there is a lot he can improve on. But I have no doubt that if he can put a decent decathlon together he can win something big in the future.

  15. Gudzius Andrius (Lithuania)


    The final field title of the evening is decided.

    And Lithuania's world champion Andrius Gudzius has bagged it to add to an impressive cabinet.

  16. 'Great future for Duckworth'

    Men's decathlon

    Michael Johnson

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC TV

    However things end up it's been a great season for Tim Duckworth and I think there's a great future for him.

    Now he can put his collegiate career behind him and properly concentrate on international events.

    It's his first major international event and he hasn't made any real errors so he's done pretty well to get close to the medals.

  17. 'He has to turn into Seb Coe'

    Men's decathlon - 1500m

    Daley Thompson

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    He has to run out of his skin. He has to turn into Seb Coe. He is going to struggle to hold onto a medal position, but he has to give it a go and see what shakes out.

  18. The conundrum

    Men's decathlon - 1500m

    So what does Tim Duckworth have to do?

    A lot.

    His personal best is more than 30 seconds worse than the rest of the top four.

    That is a points difference of 185 points.

    Just a reminder of where he stands overall...

    x see the problem.

  19. 'I'd have loved to have thrown 18m'

    Women's shot put

    After placing seventh in the women's shot put, Britain's Sophie McKinna spoke to BBC: "I'd have loved to have thrown 18m - that's what I was here for.

    "But I'm delighted - British people don't get in the top eight for shot put at the Europeans.

    "It's one of the most consistent competitions I've had in my career so I'm shocked. It puts me in a great position going forward and I've got a long way to go, I hope.

    "I won't have much time off this summer - I'll go into winter training pretty much straight away and after that hopefully I can come out and catch some of these girls up."

  20. Miltiadis Tentoglou (Greece)

    Men's long jump

    Remember the name.

    Miltiadis Tentoglou was European junior champion last summer and his steep progression curve continues the senior title.

    The 20-year-old takes gold with a leap of 8.25m.

    Germany's Fabian Heinle is second with 8.13, beating Ukraine's Serhii Nykyforov on couuntback.

    Great Britain's Dan Bramble finishes seventh.