Athletics

Arnott forced to settle for another fourth place at European Champs

CITY of Plymouth’s James Arnott had to settle for another fourth place at the Para-Athletics European Championships in Berlin on Thursday.

Having missed out on a medal in the T47 100m by just 0.01 of a second on Wednesday, Arnott was hoping to make the podium in the 200m.

He made a good start and was in third place right until the last 20 metres, but Italian teenager Riccardo Bagaini timed his finish well to come through and sneak the bronze medal.

Poland’s Michal Derus won the race in a championship record time of 22.83 seconds to complete a sprint double.

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Arnott, who clocked 23.39 seconds, was the first T46 athlete to finish.

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