European Athletics Championships: Jessica Judd qualifies for 800m final

By Sam Drury

Last Updated: 15/08/2014, 10:28 GMT

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 14: Jessica Judd of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Selina Buchel o
Jessica Judd: Finished third to reach the 800m final in Zurich

Jessica Judd reached a second major championship final of the summer as she finished third in her 800m semi-final in Zurich on Thursday.

The Sky Academy Sports Scholar crossed the line in a time of 2:01.53 behind fellow Brit Lynsey Sharp (2:01.32) and Russia's Yekaterina Poistogova (2:01.45).

With the final not until Saturday afternoon, both Judd and Sharp will be able to enjoy a deserved break from racing, if only for a day, having arrived at the European Championships just a matter of days after contesting the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow.

While Sharp is aiming for a second medal of the year, having won silver at Hampden Park, Judd can revel in the fact she has made another major championship final with a medal still a possibility despite the injury woes that disrupted her training during the winter.