Result: Laura Muir misses out on 1,500m final

Laura Muir of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reacts after the Women's 1500 metres heats during day one of the 22nd European Athletics Championships on August 12, 2014
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Great Britain's Laura Muir misses out on qualification for the women's 1,500m final, but her compatriots Laura Weightman and Hannah England advance through.

Great Britain's Laura Muir failed to qualify for the final of the women's 1,500m at the European Championships earlier today.

The 21-year-old was regarded as one of Britain's main medal hopes in Zurich, but she appeared to get her tactics wrong as she finished sixth in her heat, with only the top four guaranteed progression.

"That's pretty gutting. I knew it was going to be tough but I thought it should be more straightforward," the Scot told BBC Sport.

Muir, who claimed a bronze medal at the Under-23 Championships last year, has run the third-fastest time in Europe this year.

Meanwhile, there was more positive news where Laura Weightman was concerned after she finished fourth in her heat to qualify for the final. The Commonwealth Games silver medallist will be joined in the race by fellow Brit Hannah England, who advanced as a fastest loser with a time of 4:10.73.

England's Hannah England during qualifying for the women's 1500m on July 28, 2014
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