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Farrell: 'Proud to be part of the team'

Carlisle's Tom Farrell came 12th in the men's 5000m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich yesterday, Sunday 17 August.

The 23-year-old ran a time of 14:15.93 seconds. He finished just ten seconds after gold medalist Mo Farah.

The GB team picked also picked up a bronze medal in the race as Andy Vernon finished in third place with a time of 14:09.48 seconds.

After the race he tweeted:

Lockerbie ice queen misses out on Euro glory

Anna Sloan from Lockerbie was part of the Scottish Ladies Curling team, who narrowly missed out on retaining their crown at the European Championships.

The 21-year-old was vice-skip on Eve Muirhead's team, who were beaten 6-5 in the final end by Russia.

Anna Sloan, vice-skip Scottish Ladies Curling team, with her silver medal Credit: Anna Sloan
Scottish Ladies Curling Team at the European Championships in Sweden Credit: Anna Sloan
Scottish Ladies Curling Team in action at the European Championships Credit: Anna Sloan
Anna in action at the European Championships Credit: Anna Sloan

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Curlers fail to retain European crown in Sweden

Anna Sloan from Lockerbie was part of the Scotland team Credit: ITV Border

The women's Scottish curling team had to settle for silver after they failed to retain their European Championship crown in Sweden.

Anna Sloan, from Lockerbie, was part of Eve Muirhead's team who lost out on the title when they went down to Russia 5-6 after an extra end in the final.

Scotland's skip, Eve Muirhead said:

"Anyone would be happy in a European final to be going into the extra end with last stone, it just wasn’t to be for us.

"The extra end could have gone either way – their second made a fantastic double and took out one in the house too, so we just knew they were going to make that final shot."