Charlie Dobson claims 400m silver as Molly Caudery takes pole vault bronze

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  • Dobson beaten by Alexander Doom, who ran 44.15sec
  • Angelica Moser wins pole vault gold with 4.78m jump

A little over two years ago, the 1997 world 4x400m relay champion Iwan Thomas hailed young Charlie Dobson as the “Ginger Ninja” – and predicted that he would break his European championship 400m record. It was a bold act of prophecy, given that Dobson had only ever run the distance twice. Yet on a remarkable Rome evening it came true.

The only problem? While the 24-year-old ran a personal best of 44.38sec to take silver, Belgium’s world indoor champion, Alexander Doom, entered a different stratosphere as he powered to victory in 44.15.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Rome
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