Result: Martyn Rooney wins 400m gold for Great Britain at European Championships

Martyn Rooney wins gold for Great Britain in the men's 400m final at the European Championships in Zurich, while Matthew Hudson-Smith takes silver.

Great Britain's Martyn Rooney has won a gold medal in the men's 400m final at the European Championships in Zurich, while his compatriot Matthew Hudson-Smith clinched silver.

Great Britain's Martyn Rooney celebrates his victory in the Men's 400m final during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 15, 2014© Getty Images

The athletes were forced to restart after Hudson-Smith squirmed in the blocks, which resulted in a yellow card for the Brit.

Despite the disruption, Rooney, who failed to win at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, led the way to cross the finish line first in 44.71s.

Hudson-Smith took silver and set a new personal best time of 44.75s, while Donald Sanford of Israel nabbed the final spot on the podium by finishing third.

Britain's Conrad Williams crossed the line in fifth place.

Martyn Rooney of England competes in the Men's 400 metres heats at Hampden Park during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014
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