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World Athletics Indoor Championships: GB’s Marc Scott & Lorraine Ugen win bronze – BBC

Great Britain’s Marc Scott and Lorraine Ugen both won bronze on the final day of competition at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Scott won Britain’s first medal of the championships in the men’s 3,000m with a time of seven minutes 42.02 seconds.

Ugen produced a season’s best leap of 6.82m to make the podium in the women’s long jump competition.

Elsewhere, pole vault star Armand Duplantis broke his own world record to win his first world title.

The 22-year-old US-born Swede had improved his world record with 6.19m in Belgrade earlier this month – and with a stunning final attempt he successfully cleared 6.20m to the delight of the crowd in Serbia.

Olympic champion Duplantis was already guaranteed gold, with Brazil’s Thiago Braz taking silver after clearing 5.95m and American Chris Nilsen securing bronze.

Scott and Ugen deliver GB medals

It is a first medal at a major championships for European indoor 5,000m record holder Scott, 28, who produced a superb final lap in the 3,000m.

Ethiopia’s Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega won gold in 7:41.38, with compatriot Lamecha Girma in silver.

The Ethiopian pair, along with Kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and Jacob Krop, pushed the pace throughout – but Scott timed his effort to perfection as he moved past Ebenyo on the final bend.

The Briton was left disappointed at last summer’s Olympics, failing to qualify from his 5,000m heat and finishing 14th in the 10,000m, but he is in fine form this year – taking 11 seconds off his own European indoor 5,000m record last month.

“Self-belief is one of those things that propels you through the sport. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t have self-belief,” Scott told BBC Sport.

“I have proven today that I deserve to be on the global stage. There are three big championships coming up and we’ll try and get more medals.

“The race was choppy but I was ready for whatever was going to be thrown at me. I know I’m very strong and I know I’m quick as well, and I displayed that over the last 200m.

“I knew it was a possibility today and I’m really glad to do it on a big stage.”</…….

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/60810210

Great Britain’s Marc Scott and Lorraine Ugen both won bronze on the final day of competition at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Scott won Britain’s first medal of the championships in the men’s 3,000m with a time of seven minutes 42.02 seconds.

Ugen produced a season’s best leap of 6.82m to make the podium in the women’s long jump competition.

Elsewhere, pole vault star …….

Great Britain’s Marc Scott and Lorraine Ugen both won bronze on the final day of competition at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Scott won Britain’s first medal of the championships in the men’s 3,000m with a time of seven minutes 42.02 seconds.

Ugen produced a season’s best leap of 6.82m to make the podium in the women’s long jump competition.

Elsewhere, pole vault star …….

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