Zurich 2014

European Athletics Championships: Jessica Judd seventh as Lynsey Sharp takes 800m silver

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Last Updated: 16/08/14 4:19pm

Jessica Judd and Lynsey Sharp exhausted after the 800m final

Jessica Judd and Lynsey Sharp exhausted after the 800m final

Jessica Judd finished seventh in the 800m final in Zurich as team-mate Lynsey Sharp took the silver medal.

The race was both women's second major championship final in a matter of weeks after running at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

While Sharp was able to win her second medal, for Judd, who is still technically a junior, reaching two finals against such high calibre opposition is an impressive achievement, especially given her preparations for the new season were hampered by injury problems during the winter.

In a quick race, Judd admitted she was always on the back foot as Maryna Arzamasova won gold in a European leading time of 1:58.15, with Sharp trailing the Belarusian by more than half a second but still able to record a personal best of 1:58.80.

Poland's Joanna Jozwik (1:59.63) took bronze just ahead of Yekaterina Poistogova (1:59.69) of Russia with Judd crossing the line seventh, in 2:01.65.