Result: Britain's Eilidh Child eases into semi-finals of 400m hurdles in Zurich

Eilidh Child of Scotland celebrates winning silver in the Women's 400 metres hurdles final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014
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Great Britain's Eilidh Child storms into the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the European Championships in Zurich by winning her heat in 55.32s.

Great Britain's Eilidh Child has comfortably secured a place in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 27-year-old qualified for the next round by winning the opening heat at the Letzigrund Stadium in 55.32s.

Child, who won a silver medal in this event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, sealed a place in the semis right alongside the second and third-place finishers in her heat.

Axelle Dauwens of Belgium finished second in a time of 56.15s, while Russia's Vera Rudakova crossed the finish line just behind in 56.35s.

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