Talbot secures bronze for Britain

30 June 2012 / 21:36

Britain's Danny Talbot has won a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the European Championships.

In the final race of a cold, wet evening in Helsinki, Talbot claimed Britain's fifth medal of the week as Churandy Martina and Patrick van Luijk secured gold and silver respectively for Holland.

"It's amazing," said the 21-year-old from Trowbridge, whose team-mate Chris Clarke finished sixth.

"I didn't even get a medal in the UK championships so to come here and get a medal is a great feeling.

"It's my first senior championships so I was just looking to make the final."

Talbot's time of 20.95 seconds was 0.4secs adrift of the 'A' standard he needed to be considered for Olympic selection, but he added: "Even if I was only selected for the relay it would be a massive honour."