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  1. Post update

    Britain's most successful European Championships comes to an end. The future promises much. "Never before has a GB team won more than nine golds or 19 medals in total, but they will leave Zurich with an overall tally of 23 after an afternoon of unparalleled success," writes BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

    The credits have rolled which means it's time to end this live text commentary. Thanks, as always, for your contributions. Until next time...

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    Britain's Richard Kilty: European champions!! @Adam_Gemili @Jellington100m @HarryAA100m buzzing!!!

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    Britain's sprint relay winners

    Jodie Williams is currently standing on top of the podium, holding a bouquet of yellow sunflowers and sporting precious gold medal around her neck, but before the presentation ceremony Britain's male and female sprinters gathered for a celebratory picture. "Yaaaaass #goldrush" tweeted Jodie Williams.

  4. Get Involved


    David White: What a brilliant afternoon in Zurich, Team GB has done fab. Well done to all concerned - athletes and support staff.

    Andrew: I too thought Greg Rutherford was a flash in the pan. He has proven himself in the Commonwealth and Euros. Well done.

    William Rutherford: Hopefully athletics has been put back on the sporting map! Well done GB and NI.

    Paul England: I swear Coolie the mascot has had more coverage than the majority of the athletes.

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    Greg Rutherford says he was relieved to win long-jump gold because there was so much pressure to perform well. "It is a real sense of relief because I was seeing how well the British team was doing and everybody was saying to me 'you have to go out and do it'. I was so pleased I could."

    It's the second major gold medal for Rutherford in a matter of weeks after his success at the Commonwealths. "It has been great and quite a big year because I'm going to become a dad in a couple of months. In fact I hope (girlfriend) Susie hasn't gone into labour with the excitement."

  6. Post update

    Lynn 'the leap' Davies, the 1964 Olympic long jump champion, hangs the gold medal around Greg Rutherford's neck and those who didn't know the words to God Save the Queen before this afternoon must surely be able to recite the words after Britain's golden afternoon in Zurich.

  7. Colin v Cooly

    We've just been treated to a Colin v Cooly hurdles showdown. There was music from Rocky, Chariots of Fire, udderly marvellous puns and a top class race over four hurdles.

    Who won? I've you've not seen it I wouldn't want to spoil it. Take a peek of

  8. Post update

    It is little wonder British Athletics' performance director Neil Black looks content as he talks on BBC One. "We came here wanting to be competitive and we have converted in so many circumstances where people had genuine medal prospects.

    "There is huge support from coaches doing brilliant work with athletes, the confidence ... it is unbelievable.

    "Our athletes have converted it, smashed it, and we are all absolutely excited and chuffed to bits with it."

  9. Post update

    Jodie Williams and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

    As if these Championships needed to get better, they did when the women won 4x400m relay gold in a new British record time.

    Asha Philip, who led the team off, was delighted: "I'm so happy. We've been talking about the record for so long and wanted it so badly. I am so proud of these girls because we worked so hard for it. We deserve this, we fought for it."

    Team-mate Jodie Williams added: "We've been looking for this national record this whole Championships. Everyone has been talking about how British sprinting has come on in the last year and I think we've proved that in the relays with the medals we've got."

  10. Post update

    Former world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene: Unbelievable Euro Champs for Great Britain. So many outstanding performances all week. Loved seeing my team mates and friends do so well

  11. European Championships medal table

    European Championships medal table

    The sprinting, jumping and throwing is over and Britain will leave Zurich with 12 gold medals and the satisfaction of ending these championships as its most successful nation.

  12. Get Involved


    Dennis Edwards: Well done Team GB for topping the medals table. Fantastic effort all round.

    Martyn Maynard: Watch Out World, our sprint relay teams are the business!

    Josh Irwin: Incredible gold rush for Team GB there in the European Champs! Get in there!

  13. Gold medal

    Finland's Ruuskanen takes javelin gold

    The men's javelin final has finished and it's gold for Finland thanks to Antti Ruuskanen's 88.01m record. Czech Republic's Vesely Vitezslav (84.79m) was second and Finland's 2012 European champion Tero Pitkamaki (84.40m) was third.

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    Adam Gemili sums up the confidence among Briton's sprinters, winning gold in the men's 4x100m relay and telling BBC One: "It is fantastic to be part of this team and hopefully we can use this relay victory as a platform to compete with the Americans and the Jamaicans."

    Relay team-mate Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is equally as buoyant: "This is a new generation of sprinters and what you are seeing is a whole group of athletes coming together and performing. It is about enjoying ourselves now, then moving forward knowing what we are capable of."

    James Ellington, who ran the first leg, is a bit more succinct. "We smashed it," he beams.

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    Mo Farah

    Can you ever tire of seeing a British athlete on top of a podium? Nah. It's Mo Farah's turn to pick up his prize for winning the men's 5,000m and two levels below him on the podium is his team-mate Andy Vernon, the bronze medallist. Farah's smile is as broad as that of a first timer.

  16. Post update

    Britain's female sprinters secure Britain's 12th gold medal of these championships, which is three better than the British team's previous best haul of nine golds. It's no wonder everyone in red, white and blue kits are celebrating like it's New Year's Eve (without the hard liquor, of course).

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "What a way to round off what have been a scintillating Championships - and one of the features has been these great young sprinters that Britain has."

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    Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Jodie Williams and Desiree Henry

    France's Myriam Soumare took a big chunk out of Jodie Williams's lead but anchor Desiree Henry kept calm to cross the line in 42.24secs. France (42.45sec) take silver and Russia (43.22sec) go home with a bronze.

    Richard Kilty embraces the female quartet as the men and women celebrate together.

  19. Gold medal

    Britain win 4x100m relay gold

    Screams of delight from Desiree Henry on the finishing line after Britain's women bring these championships to a golden conclusion.

  20. Women's 4x100m relay final

    Asha Philip, who will lead out Britain in this final, removes a red jumper which suggests it's business time.

  21. Post update

    As well as making sure he gave a shout out to Arsenal for their opening day Premier League victory, Mo Farah says his 5,000m win was "amazing" - not least because he could celebrate it with his twin daughters.

    "They are almost two now and it is the first time they've been old enough to properly watch me race," Farah said. "I got a kiss off them at the end and it was great to have my family with me."

    On his win - which makes him the most successful individual athlete in the history of the European Championships - Farah added: "There have been some down times this year but I've got over it. Training has gone well in the last couple of weeks and that gave me confidence. History is important to me and it feels great to make my country proud."

  22. Gold medal

    Rutherford becomes European long jump champion

    Greg Rutherford

    Greg Rutherford sprints away in celebration and then jumps in the air at learning he is now the European long jump champion. It's been a golden summer for the Briton. A Commonwealth gold a few weeks ago and now European gold thanks to a 8.20m leap.

  23. Post update

    400m hurdle gold medallist Eilidh Child tells BBC One that Jo Pavey has to take much of the credit for making this Britain's most successful ever European Championships.

    "Jo set it all up for rest of us on that first night," said Child. "After that it has seemed to be medal after medal. That's been the spirit of the team - everyone just wants to get a medal."

  24. Gold medal

    High jump gold for Spain's Beitia

    Ruth Beitia puts her name in the history books, becoming the first woman in 52 years to successfully defend a European high jump title. The Spaniard did it in style, setting a world leading 2.01m jump.

    Silver was awarded to Russia's Mariya Kuchina (1.99m) and bronze went to Croatia's Ana Simic (1.99m).

  25. Post update

    Men's 5,000m bronze medallist Andy Vernon reveals he had a game-plan to beat team-mate Mo Farah and take gold. "I feel I almost missed out in the 10,000m when I got silver, so I came into this thinking I won't let that happen again," he said.

    "I had a plan to win the gold. But it got to the last 800m and the wheels slowly started to come off. I was surprised I held on for bronze in the end.

    "But to get two medals is brilliant. I wish one of them could have been gold but when you are racing against the best you have to accept a silver and a bronze is good."

  26. Get Involved


    Adam Gemili of Great Britain

    James Hall: Good to see we have finally got a relay team that can complete the relay! Well done lads.

    Benjamin Mills: Congrats GB - we got the baton round, and even got a gold!

  27. Record-breaking haul for Brits

    Britain's sprinters take the gold medal haul to a record 10, overtaking the team's previous best of nine golds, achieved at the 1998 and 1990 European Championships. That relay gold also means Britain now top the medal table!

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Slick baton changing and a very good performance. As long as Adam Gemili got the baton with an opportunity, you thought he'd come through and so it proved. The team set him up nicely and he won it in style. Gold again."

  29. Gold medal

    4x100m relay gold for Britain

    The title wasn't decided until Adam Gemili took the baton and pulled away from Germany's Lucas Jakubczyk with 60m or so remaining. A 37.93sec win for Britain, with Germany second (38.09 sec) and France (38.47sec) third.

  30. Men's 4x100m relay final

    The sprinters are on the track for the men's 4x100m relay. Roars as the Swiss team are introduced to the crowd. High hopes for Britain's quartet but it's cautious optimism considering their history of disqualification.

    It'll be over in a blink unless I hit the full stop button to end this sentence - let's go.

  31. Get Involved


    Mo Farah

    Janet Acott: Mo Farah you are awesome! Well done! Double World, double Olympic, double European ... and a Gooner!

    Stephen Hitchcock: Great running by Mo! Fifth European Championship gold medal! Well done also to Andy Vernon.

    Alan C Smith: I just wish he'd ditch the Mobot. Naff.

  32. Post update

    Farah high-fiving fans as he makes his way around the track. His palms must be hurting as much as his legs. The champion then spots his family and poses with his twin daughters for the photographers.

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    Paula Radcliffe

    Marathon world record holder and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "Mo controlled that perfectly but as a racer and a natural front-runner. It frustrates me that no one in the field seems to dare go past him and challenge him.

    "It is weird how much he puts the others in his shadow. He is a master at controlling the race. It is like nobody dares take him on."

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    Farah's job is not done, however. Oh no, because there are selfies to be taken before he can leave the track. The double European champion, a super sized union flag over his shoulders, obliges.

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    Brendan Foster

    European 5,000m champion in 1974 and BBC Sport athletics expert

    Mo Farah

    "Mo Farah had to run faster today than he had to in the 10,000m. What a fantastic last lap. He has run himself into medal history. He controlled that race like I've not seen anybody control a race for many a year."

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    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Nobody can live with the sort of pace Mo Farah has. In a slow race like that he has too much speed and too much pace. Well done to Andy Vernon, another medal, what a year he has had."

  37. Fifth Euro gold for Farah

    It was a comfortable victory for Farah, although he was being chased on the bend by Azerbaijan's Hayle Ibrahimov. The winning time was 14:05.82 and it's a fifth European championships gold for the Briton, which makes him the most successful individual athlete in the history of the competition.

  38. Gold medal

    Farah clinches 5,000m gold

    Hayle Ibrahimov dared to challenge but he could not topple the king of the track. It's the familiar sight of a grimacing Farah out in front on the home straight and the Briton completes the double double! Ibrahimov (14:08.32) takes silver and it's a bronze for Andy Vernon (14:09.48).

  39. Men's 5,000m final

    Farah serene but there's a lot of shoving and barging going on behind him. Hayle Ibrahimov is the first to move, bursting ahead of Farah with 500m left but the Briton responds and lengthens his stride at the bell.

  40. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Does anyone have enough to test Mo Farah? He is controlling this race."

  41. Get Involved


    Jo Calvino: Rooting for Greg Rutherford. One of the nicest and humblest Olympic Champs ever!

    Dave Perkins: Beautiful technique by Greg Rutherford again in the third round. Would love to see him extend his British record.

  42. Men's 5,000m final

    Pedestrian is how Brendan Foster describes the pace in the men's 5,000m. It's like a lazy Sunday stroll. Five laps remain and Mo Farah is in front alongside his team-mate Andy Vernon.

  43. Men's long jump final

    Greg Rutherford has been unable to improve on his 8.27m second-round jump but is still in gold medal position. Briton JJ Jegede has slipped to seventh spot.

  44. Post update

    Brendan Foster

    European 5,000m champion in 1974 and BBC Sport athletics expert

    On the early stages of the men's 5,000m: "You would have thought, because Mo Farah has had that illness, someone would think about stretching and testing him here. But they don't seem to want to. Mo seems to mesmerize them."

  45. Men's 5,000m final

    It was at the European Championships in Barcelona four years ago that Mo Farah's path to long-distance glory began. "This is where it started and you can't forget where you started," said Farah, who is aiming to match his 5,000m and 10,000m golden feats of 2010.

    Can anyone challenge the Brit? Frenchman Bouabdellah Tahri and Belgium's Bashir Abdi will try.

  46. Post update

    Paula Radcliffe

    Marathon world record holder and BBC Sport athletics expert

    "After his silver medal, Andy Vernon is going into the 5,000m race against Mo Farah for the first time thinking 'how can I beat him?'"

  47. Men's 5,000m final

    It's the Mo Show. Mo Farah is bouncing on the track like a boxer getting ready for a bout. The Olympic and world champion, hot favourite to complete the double double, looks relaxed. We're seconds away from the off.

  48. Post update

    Brendan Foster

    European 5,000m champion in 1974 and BBC Sport athletics expert

    Germany's Antje Moldner-Schmidt

    "What a story. Antje Moldner-Schmidt recovered from cancer and came back a couple of months later. She was seventh at the Olympic Games in London. Here she took the last hurdle like a 400m hurdle and strode away, looking strong and comfortable. It is an inspirational victory with a great story behind it."

  49. Women's 3,000m steeeplechase final

    Charlotta Fougbert (9:30.16) won silver and a personal best 9:30.70 secured bronze for Spain's Diana Martin.

  50. Gold medal

    Germany win 3,000m steeplechase gold

    Charlotta Fouberg stumbles on landing after the final barrier and Germany's Antje Moldner-Schmidt takes advantage, overtaking the Swede with 30m remaining to win an emotional gold in a season's best 9:29.43.

  51. Get Involved


    Brendan McCullagh: Possibly one of the finest Euros ever - quality, excitement, controversy ... it has it all.

    James Carey: European Athletics on the TV, TMS on the radio and Premier League on the live text. Sport overload!

    Anna: How about Manchester's Mad Ferret in the mascot debate? Certainly has the best name!

  52. Men's long jump final

    A pumped-up Greg Rutherford is punching the air after leaping 8.27m to take the lead in the long jump final. His team-mates JJ Jegede is fifth (7.76m) and Chris Tomlinson is ninth (7.26m)

  53. Gold medal

    Schwanitz wins shot put gold for Germany

    Germany's Christina Schwanitz

    Favourite Christina Schwanitz is waving a German flag in the air after winning shot put gold with a 19.90m throw.

    Russia's Yevgeniya Kolodko produced a season's best 19.39m for silver and Hungary's Anita Marton broke the national record with a bronze medal-winning 19.04m throw.

  54. Women's steeplechase final

    The next event on the track is the women's steeplechase final and this race is expected to be a Scandinavian ding-dong between Charlotta Fouberg and Sandra Eriksson.

    Sweden's Fouberg already owns a gold medal for confidence, saying ahead of these championships: "I think I can win gold and if I say I'm going to do something I normally do it."

  55. Post update

    What a few weeks for Matthew Hudson-Smith, who follows silver in the 400m with gold in the relay and tells BBC One: "I can't believe what's happened. I just can't. It's been a hell of a journey. I'm enjoying it and it's fun."

    Delighted relay team-mate Michael Bingham adds: "When Matthew first came into the team we were trying to make sure the environment was good for him. But what he did was chilled the whole environment out and that allowed us to keep the same camaraderie between the team - and win gold."

  56. Get involved #bbceurochamps

    If you read the small print on the legally binding contract you automatically signed up to simply by visiting this page, you will notice that participation is required. So, send us your athletics thoughts via Twitter using the hashtag #bbceurochamps.

    Perhaps you'd like to tell us what has been your favourite moment of the championships or wade in on the best mascot of all time debate? The floor is yours.

  57. Who is the best mascot of all time?

    Cooly the mascot

    Has Cooly the cow usurped Berlino the Bear - mascot for the 2009 World Championships in Berlin - as the best mascot in athletics history?

    We thought Berlino's place in history would be unchallenged for decades, but along came acrobatic Cooly, the pole vaulter supreme, to wow the crowds in Zurich. If Cooly's antics have passed you by, you can watch the best moments on this website.

    Berlino (left) with Usain Bolt
  58. Men's long jump fnal

    Greg Rutherford is on the runway - what can the Olympic champion produce? A leap of 7.95m into a headwind. A nerve settler for the 27-year-old.

  59. Post update

    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion and BBC Sport athletics expert

    On the men's gold-medal winning 4x400m relay team: "They believe in each other and run for each other. When you have that camaraderie in the warm-up area it puts you in a good place before you even start.

    "Martyn Rooney knew his other team members had worked hard to put him in that winning position. It was a great performance, rewarded with another gold medal and a good time."

  60. Women's high jump final

    The women's high jump final is under way and Spain's Ruth Beitia is attempting to become the first woman in 52 years to successfully defend a European high jump title.

    She will has 21-year-old Russian Mariya Kuchina to contend with, who is the only woman in the field to have cleared 2m this season.

    The pair are matching each other jump for jump in a competition which promises much, with both clearing 1.94m.

  61. Get Involved


    Martyn Rooney, Michael Bingham, Conrad Williams and Matthew Hudson-Smith

    Annette Hardy: So exciting. 4x400m Well done GBR men!

    Lynne: Brilliant run by the lads! Well earned and well deserved GOLD! So proud of them.

    Mark Callanan: Rooooooooooney!

  62. Post update

    Lord Seb Coe is the man charged with distributing the medals for the men's 1500m. Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad steps up to receive his prize and showboats on the podium, pretending to be gunslinger... but it's all harmless. The steeplechase stripper remains fully clothed and that's what is important.

  63. Post update

    Russia (2:59.38) take silver after a gutsy display by their quartet and Poland (2:59.85) secure bronze. France were fourth, while Ireland were fifth.

  64. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Martyn Rooney had to be good on the last leg, he had to be strong - he had gold in his eyes. That was the sixth fastest ever performance by a men's 4x400m team."

  65. Gold medal

    Britain win 4x400m relay gold

    It was a tougher task than many would have predicted, but European 400m champion Martyn Rooney steers Britain home to victory in 2:58.79 - the sixth fastest time by a British 4x400m relay team.

  66. Post update

    Britain qualified quickest for the final in 3:00.65, but they must guard against usual suspects France, Germany and Russia. Britain and Russia are shoulder-to-shoulder at the end of the second leg, with Hudson-Smith tiring towards the end. Too close to call between Britain and Russia.

  67. Post update

    No one can accuse GB's women's 4x400m team of not giving their all en route to bronze.

    Margaret Adeoye, who ran the final lap, tells BBC One: "The last 120 metres I just thought whatever you've got left go for it, even if it means your legs dropping off at the finish line."

  68. Men's 4x400m relay final

    The men's 4x400m relay is about to start and the event has usually been one of Britain's strongest in the championships. In fact, Britain has won a medal in this event at every championships since 1978. The selectors have opted for Conrad Williams, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Michael Bingham and Martyn Rooney.

  69. Get Involved


    Tom Gooch: What a finish, well done to our British girls for bronze though.

    Jenifer Moore: Twice in 2 days, Eilidh Child is at the finish line wondering what medal it is!

    Alan C. Smith: Great run by French lass. Dammit - work to do this afternoon to win the overall.

  70. Post update

    Jo Pavey is in the BBC One studio to reflect on the European Championships and her efforts in the 10,000m (gold) and yesterday's 5,000m (seventh). "If I've been given the honour of being selected by my country to run an event I have to give it a go. But there was nothing there for the 5,000m. However, overall I am so delighted.

    "The British team had such a great spirit throughout. The young and the old have worked so well together.

    "The one thing I'm embarrassed about, though, is my face-pulling as I crossed the line. It wasn't good. I need to work on that!"

  71. Women's shot final

    Christina Schwanitz

    Germany have not enjoyed the best week in the track or the field, but Christina Schwanitz could claim their third gold medal of the championships if the women's shot put final goes as the bookies' predict.

    Schwanitz was the only competitor to surpass the 20m mark in qualifying, while the only woman to beat her this year is the invincible world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams.

    The German is leading after three attempts thanks to a 19.90m effort.

  72. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Margaret Adeoye ran a great last lap, she didn't panic. But what a run by Floria Guei. She came from miles behind and it was a well-deserved gold for France and a wonderful race."

  73. Bronze medal

    Britain's women secure 4x400m relay bronze

    What a finish! Floria Guei sprints down the home straight as if she had propellers tied to her spikes. The French were fourth at the final bend, Guei had acres of ground to make up but she galloped down the outside and expertly dipped to secure gold for France (3:24.27).

    A tip of the nose separates second and third and it's Ukraine (3:24.32) who are awarded silver which means Britain (3:24.34) must settle for bronze.

  74. Women's 4x400m final

    A barnstorming second lap from Kelly Massey who gives Shana Cox the baton in first spot. Cox surges ahead in the first 200m but the others are gaining ground...

  75. Post update

    Great Britain's Charlie Grice falls

    Charlie Grice looked thoroughly cheesed off after the fall which ended his chances in a 1500m race that resembled a fairground dodgems ride.

    "I am absolutely distraught at what happened," the Brit said. "I got knocked twice. If it was just the once I could have recovered.

    "Unfortunately that's part of racing but if it hadn't happened, I am 100 per cent sure I could have been in the medals."

  76. Women's 4x400m relay final

    There's no time to revel in Chris O'Hare's achievement because the women's 4x400m is about to start. European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child leads a quartet comprising of Kelly Massey, Shana Cox and Margaret Adeoye.

    There's no Christine Ohuruogu, though, who is fatigued after finishing fourth in the 400m final.

  77. Post update

    A mess is how bronze medallist Chris O'Hare described the men's 1500m.

    "I didn't really want to be at front that early but there was a big fall so I had to pick my heels up t make sure I didn't get caught in it," he said.

    "Then I got trapped on the inside and had to jump back outside ... it was a mess.

    "Fair play to Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. Booing him is silly. He made a mistake and broke the rules. But he came out today and ran a superb race, running away from field."

  78. Get Involved


    Matthew Ogborn: Potential gold rush on last Euro day. Got faith Team GB can trump pesky French in medal table.

    Alex Merrick: Major medal chances for GB this afternoon, a lot of real gold possibilities. #goGB

  79. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    "Poor Charlie Grice has his dream shattered, but only for now - he'll come back.

    "But what a run from Chris O Hare. He slapped his side as if to say 'great bronze but it could have been better'. But he should be delighted."

  80. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad

    "I'm not sure abut this man (Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad). You're a great athlete who can win gold medals, but why do you always have to court controversy?

    "It's the other athletes who end up thinking you are being disrespectful. If you're going to celebrate, celebrate afterwards and do it the right way."

  81. Post update

    The Frenchman was comfortably ahead down the home straight, but slowed down and was gesticulating and laughing as he crossed the line. The crowd responded with a chorus of boos. Silver goes to 2012 champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen (3:46.10).

  82. Gold medal

    France's Mekhissi-Benabbad secures 1500m gold

    These European Championships have been full of highs and lows for Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. After being denied steeplechase gold on Thursday, the Frenchman comfortably wins the 1500m in 3:45.60 to become European champion.

  83. Bronze medal

    Chris O'Hare wins 1500m bronze

    A fantastic surge down the home straight by Chris O'Hare, although he's slapping his thigh in frustration, perhaps wondering 'what if' had the race been a touch quicker. A first medal for Britain in the event for Britain since 1986 thanks to O'Hare's 3:46.18 run.

  84. Men's 1500m final

    Spain's David Bustos leads the men into the third lap and it's slow and steady so far. Oof - but Britain's Chris O'Hare dashes out to the front... His team-mate Charlie Grice falls! Final bell rings...

  85. Men's 1500m final

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad

    The first track event of the day is the men's 1500m and Britain might win their first medal in the event since 1986 but, then again, they might not. The finalists are on the start line, being introduced to the crowd.

    Norway's Henrik Ingebrigtsen and British youngsters Chris O'Hare and Charlie Grice were the three fastest qualifiers but there are others to look out for, too.

    Germany's Homiyu Tesfaye is in the form of his life, while the steeplechase stripper Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad returns to the track and will undoubtedly want to make amends after he was, ahem, stripped of his gold for removing his vest in the 3,000m steeplechase.

  86. Child the golden cover girl

    Scotland on Sunday

    What a wonderful summer it's been for Eilidh Child and the Scot must be getting used to seeing her face on the front and back pages.

    "Golden Child," says the Scotland on Sunday on its front page after she became the first female 400m hurdles champion since Sally Gunnell in 1994. It was Britain's seventh gold of the championships. Will there be more to follow today? Probably.

  87. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Zurich

    "At last the sort of weather one associates with athletics at the Letzigrund - warm sunshine, little breeze, a dream meteorological mix for fast times and big jumps. GB performance director Neil Black told me at the start of the week that his team would perform better than two years ago (four golds) but not as well as Barcelona 2010 (six).

    "Instead, with seven golds already stashed back at the team hotel and a very real chance of at least four more this afternoon, the all-time best of nine (1990, 1998) could easily be overhauled. Quite some afternoon in prospect."

  88. BBC Coverage

    If you'd prefer to watch the action rather than read about it there are many ways to do so. Firstly, I'm not offended. Secondly, Gabby Logan and Paula Radcliffe are in the BBC Sport studio and you can listen to their insightful chat by clicking the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page, or tune into BBC Two.

  89. European Championships medal table

    European Championships medal table

    France leapfrogged Britain in the medal table on Saturday, but the fat lady has not sung yet. Britain's athletes could still top the medal table for the first time in the event's 76-year history.

    And with the relays, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford in action, the team could surpass their best-ever haul of nine golds, achieved at the 1998 and 1990 European Championships. La Decima?

  90. Day six schedule


    There are 11 gold medals to be won this afternoon and, just because we can, here's a snapshot of the schedule (all times BST):

    14:05 - men's 1500m final

    14:22 - women's 4x400m relay final

    14:42 - men's 4x400m relay final

    14:56 - men's long jump final

    15:30 - men's 5,000m final

    16:05 - men's 4x100m relay final

    16:22 - women's 4x100m relay final

  91. Post update

    Hello and welcome to live text coverage of the European Championships in Zurich. It's the grand finale. Zurich has already hosted five brilliant days of athletics and day six promises to be a fitting end, with Mo Farah attempting to compete the double double and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford bidding to win his second gold of the summer. There will be a host of relay finals to keep us on the edge of our seats, too. Let's get going.

  92. Post update

    History beckons for Britain's athletes. Two years on from Super Saturday can Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford help make this a Super Sunday for those in red, white and blue?

    Mo Farah