Golden night for GB
Adam Gemili and Martyn Rooney capped another wonderful night for Great Britain at the European Championships by winning gold.
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This was a special evening of athletics at the Stadion Letzigrund, where the biggest crowd of the week bore witness to five British medals.
Martyn Rooney got the ball rolling by leading home a UK one-two in the 400m, recovering from the disappointment of missing out on a Commonwealth Games medal to win gold ahead of precociously-talented teenager Matthew Hudson-Smith.
Laura Weightman followed that up by producing a fine run to win bronze in the 1,500m, with the medal rush continuing in the 200m as Jodie Williams won silver and Gemili a dominant gold ahead of France's Christophe Lemaitre.
Just a fortnight after taking silver over 100m in Glasgow, the 20-year-old footballer-turned-sprinter boosted his burgeoning reputation in Zurich by adding another medal to his collection.
Much was expected of Gemili after qualifying for the final quickest and he did not disappoint, with his 19.98 seconds run the fastest European time of the year and one which saw him become the first ever Briton to twice go under 20secs without the help of altitude.
"It is a great stepping stone," said Gemili, whose run was all the more impressive given it came in wet conditions and into a headwind of 1.6m/s.
"Obviously I got two silvers at the Commonwealths, but that's my first senior gold medal.
"I get to stand on top of the podium and listen to the national anthem, which is something I've only dreamt about doing like playing for England as a footballer.
"Hopefully this gives me a good platform to go out there and take it to the World Championships."
This success allowed Gemili, who also ran 19.98s at the World Championships last year, to return to the team hotel with his head held high, given he is sharing a room with 100m champion James Dasaolu, his training partner.
"I was watching the 100m and I almost lost my voice screaming for him," he said.
"There were obviously all the delays and stuff, but I knew he was coming to come out here and do good things. It gave me good confidence coming in."
Gemili's gold completed a glorious evening in Zurich for the British team, who were able to celebrate yet another women's sprint medal.
Up until Wednesday, no female British sprinter had won a medal on this stage since Kathy Cook's 200m silver in 1982.
Ashleigh Nelson's surprise bronze in the 100m ended that hoodoo, with Jodie Williams hammering home the point by securing a podium finish on Friday evening.
The Commonwealth Games silver medallist was one of three young, exciting British sprinters in the line-up, where Glasgow bronze medallist Bianca Williams and world junior 100m champion Dina Asher-Smith were also in action.
The former impressively finished fourth - just 0.1 off a medal - but teenager Asher-Smith pulled up injured around the bend.
Holland's Dafne Schippers, a heptathlete by trade, won the race, completing a 100m and 200m double, with a world-leading 22.03, but Jodie Williams held her own and crossed the line in a personal best 22.46.
"It was good," she said. "Obviously Dafne ran insanely fast. I was just trying to chase her down as much as possible.
"There was a point in the race where I didn't think I was going to get a medal and I kind of pushed as hard as I can. I managed to come away with a silver and a PB so I'm happy with that."
The first British medals of the night came in the 400m, where eventual silver medallist Hudson-Smith looked like he may not have a shot at glory at all.
The 19-year-old, who so impressively anchored England to 4x400m glory at Glasgow 2014, twitched in the blocks but avoided disqualification, instead being shown a yellow card - a punishment that did not appear to distract him.
Hudson-Smith produced a wonderful race, setting a new personal best of 44.75 to finish just short of Rooney's European lead of 44.71 - the 27-year-old's first gold medal at a major championship.
"I've never won anything in my life," he said. "I've won the trials and stuff, but to win the European Championships, I'm ecstatic.
"It was great to have a one-two as well, that's great for British Athletics. For me personally to have someone to race for the next couple of years - it's amazing - I've come out on top today."
Hopes of a British one-two-three did not come to fruition as 32-year-old Conrad Williams crossed the line fifth, while another of the British team's older members, Christine Ohuruogu, finish just outside the medals in the women's event.
After winning the world title last year, the 30-year-old decided to dramatically scale back her schedule this season, but only missed a medal by less than a hundredth of a second.
Weightman followed her on to the track and took 1,500m bronze two weeks on from silver in Glasgow.
"I'm really pleased with the bronze," she said. "I knew coming into the final that it was going to be tough with Abeba Aregawi and Sifan Hassan and the shape they've been in this year."