Silver lining for Meadows as Britain end on a high

JENNY MEADOWS failed in her bid to clinch a third gold medal for Great Britain at the World Indoor Championships in Doha when she was beaten down the final straight by Russian Mariya Savinova in the women’s 800m.

Last year’s world outdoor bronze medallist still set a new British record of 1.58.43 and said: “I think silver is fantastic. When I saw the time I told myself that at least it was a personal best. With 100m to go I was thinking ‘I am going to win it’.

“But this event is very different and the medal is special to me.”

The 4x400m men’s team also claimed a surprise relay bronze, leaving Britain with four medals for their efforts in Doha following golds for pentathlete Jessica Ennis and sprinter Dwain Chambers.