On a thrilling evening of athletics at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Chris O'Hare and Asha Philip added to GB's medal tally. Chris O'Hare snatched silver spittting the Ingebrigtsen brothers despite Henrik Ingebrigtsen's dive for the line in a mesmerising 3000m final at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Henrik's younger brother Jakob won gold. There was disappointment in sprints for GB though, with neither defending champion able to retain their titles. In the women's 60m Asha Philip took bronze, just one thousandth of a second ahead of 19 year old Kristal Awuah. Richard Kilty finished outside the medals.
Following his race, Chris O'Hare said “I’m happy I split up the Ingebrigtsen’s and just being back on the medal podium, it’s been four years since I’ve been on the podium and it’s been a hell four years, so I wouldn’t change it, it’s made me the person I am today and hopefully this is another step forward. With 200m to go I thought I’ve got bronze and tried to give it everything I had to be on Henrik’s shoulder, and it took me a lot to get on his shoulder, but then round the bend the crowd just erupted, and it does kind of pick you up and chuck you towards the line.”
Asha Philip said of her performance, “I’m still grateful that I’ve come back here and won a medal. Obviously, I wanted to win gold and retain my title, but you know that’s what happens in a final. It was a very messy race, but I kept my composure and I was still able to get a medal.”
Richard Kilty, who competed at the invitation of European Athletics, was disappointed with his failure to win gold. The other British athlete in the final, Ojie Edoburun, came seventh. Chris Baker also finished just outside the medals in the men's high jump.
Tim Duckworth leads the men's heptathlon at the half-way stage, finishing ahead of the field in both the long and the high jump.