European Championships 2018: Hannah Miley wins 400m IM bronze in Glasgow

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Hannah Miley wins bronze in women's 400m medley
2018 European Championships
Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

GB's Hannah Miley produced a strong finish to win bronze in the women's 400m individual medley at the European Championships in Glasgow.

The 28-year-old Scot was down on the leaders until the breaststroke leg when she moved into medal contention to the delight of her home crowd.

Fantine Lesaffre from France took gold, Italy's Ilaria Cusinato won silver and Briton Aimee Willmott was fourth.

Britain's Adam Peaty and James Wilby reached the 100m breaststroke final.

Glasgow-born Wilby recovered from a poor start to win the first semi-final in 59.23 seconds before 23-year-old Olympic champion Peaty recorded 58.04 to win his race.

Miley told BBC Sport: "Initially I thought I was fifth or sixth so to come away with a medal is really, really nice.

"It was really hot in the pool, very hot for Glasgow. But it's a great atmosphere to be part of."

Peaty had set a championship record of 57.89 seconds in his opening race of the day but was not content with his semi-final time.

The Englishman, whose world record stands at 57.13, said: "I was trying too much. My subconscious knows it is a semi-final, so it doesn't mean that much. I will bring my 'A' game into Saturday's final.

"It was quite a quick turnaround from the heats, but I'm happy with that win.

"When you come to something like this it is all about the win and that's what I'm going for."

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Adam Peaty and James Wilby through as Ross Murdoch misses out

Wilby, the Commonwealth 200m breaststroke champion, said he was using these championships to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"I've been refining a couple of things, just fine-tuning some things and getting a good set-up for Tokyo," he said. "Hopefully I will get some good results."

Scot Ross Murdoch failed to make the 100m breaststroke semi-finals - despite being the third fastest swimmer in the heats. Only two swimmers from any one country are allowed to race in the final at Tollcross in Glasgow.

Disappointment for Rossiter and Cook in rowing

Oliver Cook and Matt Rossiter
Oliver Cook and Matt Rossiter finished a disappointing fourth in their semi-final

Britain's men's eight qualified for Sunday's final after coming second in their repechage but Oliver Cook and Matt Rossiter failed to reach the final in the men's pairs after finishing fourth.

World and European bronze medallist Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne is through to the final alongside her team-mates in the women's quadruple sculls, while the women's four and women's pair are also through.

Friday's results set up a total of six medal finals for Great Britain on Saturday.

Ellie Piggott and Fran Rawlins sealed their place in the lightweight women's double final on Sunday with second place in their repechage.

GB target more gold in rowing, cycling and swimming - day three

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty won four gold medals at the 2016 European Swimming Championships

Gold medals: 21 in rowing, gymnastics, cycling, synchronised swimming and swimming

  • From 11:15 BST - Great Britain in the men's and women's quadruple sculls final, women's and men's eight, women's pair and women's four
  • 15:54 -Elinor Barker goes for her second gold in the women's points race
  • 17:13 - Olympic champion Adam Peaty and James Wilby in the men's 100m breaststroke final
  • 19:42 - Katie Archibald is likely to go for her second gold medal in the women's individual pursuit

Network coverage: 09:00-13:15, BBC Two; 13:15-18:40, BBC One; 19:00-21:00, BBC Two

Further coverage: 08:45-13:00 & 17:30-21:00, swimming and track cycling, BBC Red Button & 09:00-21:00, uninterrupted coverage, Connected TV and online.

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