Eilidh Child hails 'unbelievable' summer after European gold

Eilidh Child of Scotland competes in the Women's 400 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 29, 2014
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Great Britain hurdler Eilidh Child hails her 'unbelievable' summer after adding to her Commonwealth silver with a European gold in the 400m hurdles.

Great Britain hurdler Eilidh Child has expressed her delight over her gold medal-winning display in the European Championships 400m hurdles event, while hailing the 'unbelievable' summer that she has had.

The 27-year-old from Perth saw off rivals Hanna Titimets and Irina Davydova to cross the finish line in a time of 54.48.

Child told BBC Sport: "If you'd told me the summer I was going to have I don't think I would have believed you.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have a gold medal. I knew if I got the race right, I'd be happy with the outcome. There are so many people I need to thank - everyone has been so great."

The Scottish athlete also won silver in front of a home crowd at the Commonwealth Games just a fortnight ago.

Eilidh Child of Scotland competes in the Women's 400 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 29, 2014
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