Great Britain's Luke Cutts fails to qualify for pole vault final at Europeans

Britain's Luke Cutts crashes out in the pole vault qualifiers at the European Championships in Zurich after three failed attempts.

Great Britain's Luke Cutts has crashed out in the qualifying rounds of the pole vault at the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland.

Luke Cutts of Great Britain and Noerthern Ireland competes in the Men's Pole Vault qualification during day three of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 14, 2014© Getty Images

The 26-year-old, who clinched a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was booted out of contention after three failures.

Cutts was unable to clear 5.40m after three attempts, leaving him out of the competition, but his teammate Steven Lewis continued to fly the flag.

The men's final will get underway on Saturday afternoon.

 Silver medallist Luke Cutts of England and gold medallist Steven Lewis of England pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Pole Vault at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
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