Adam Gemili hails "amazing" achievement

Adam Gemili of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrates winning gold ahead of silver medalist Christophe Lemaitre of France in the Men's 200 metres final during day four of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 15,
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Adam Gemili expresses his delight after winning gold in the men's 200m final at the European Championships.

Adam Gemili has described winning gold at the European Championships as "the best feeling in the world".

The 20-year-old claimed victory in the men's 200m final this evening with a time of 19.98s, which matched his own personal best.

"I'm so happy," Gemili told BBC Sport. "To become European champion was a big target for me this year and to achieve it is amazing.

"It's really nice that I can come out and do it for the guys behind me. I used to think the only way I'd be able to hear the national anthem was with the England football team. It's a great feeling, it's the best feeling in the world."

Gemili had previously finished second in the men's 100m final at the Championships, with a time of 10.10s.

Adam Gemili of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrates winning gold ahead of silver medalist Christophe Lemaitre of France in the Men's 200 metres final during day four of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 15,
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