Spectacular Asher-Smith secures double sprint gold on day ten

Dina Asher-Smith headlined the penultimate night of action at the European Championships by clinching gold in the women's 200m final.

Just days after sprinting to victory in the 100m – the 22-year-old smashed the Championship and British record to set a new world leading time of 21.89s and claim gold.

Matthew Hudson-Smith followed up his success in the 400m by helping Great Britain win silver in the men’s 4x400m with Martyn Rooney charging across the line.

A flurry of bronze medals also went Great Britain’s way with Shara Procter in the long jump and the quartet of Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora, Zoey Clark and Amy Allcock in the 4x400m relay.

Elsewhere, Great Britain’s divers continued their remarkable European Championships by winning gold and two silvers in the space of two hours.

Grace Reid became the new European 3m springboard champion after leapfrogging compatriot Alicia Blagg into silver with her final stunning dive.

Earlier Lois Toulson and Matt Lee won silver in the mixed synchro 10m platform.

The first British one-two of the day came in the men’s BMX final where Kyle Evans raced to gold ahead of Kye Whyte in silver.

And there were history makers out on the greens of Gleneagles as Meghan MacLaren, Liam Johnston, Michele Thomson and Connor Syme took silver in the inaugural European Golf Championships.

Finally, Great Britain’s gymnasts captured silver in the men’s team event behind Russia in gold.

Great Britain remain second in the medal table despite surpassing Russia’s overall medal tally with 65.

Dina Asher-Smith was lost for words after smashing the British and Championship record on the way to victory in the women’s 200m.

Setting a world leading time of 21.87s, the 22-year-old 100m and 200m champion triumphed by charging ahead of Dafne Schippers in silver.

“I think it was a mix of joy and shock,” said Asher-Smith.

“Things in my life don't usually go to plan, nothing had gone wrong, so I was wondering what was going to go wrong and I got across the line, looked at the time and honestly can't believe it. I'm lost for words.

“I'm used to looking at people's performances and wishing I could do that and using that as motivation to train harder so to now do it, I'm honestly lost for words.

“I've seen my mum and dad, my physio, they were all going bananas and I really want to see John (her coach) because all his patience, focus and dedication - it's testament to his skills that I could go and put these two times together this week.

“I can't remember the race to be honest, I just thought I'd go out there and run.”

Britain turns medal flush in Berlin

The medal charge continued on the athletics track as Matthew Hudson-Smith, Martyn Rooney, Rabah Yousif and Dwayne Cowan crossed the line in silver position in the men’s 4x400m.

Looking as if they quartet were heading towards bronze, Martyn Rooney charged past Spain to claim a deserving silver.

Finishing strongly, Rooney said: “It was a tough leg. There were six or seven teams that put themselves out there to beat us - not run their own race.

“Everyone was so scared of us so, they changed their orders just to beat us - Spain front-loaded their team and I knew if I could track them I was going to be okay.”