Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022

• Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals
• Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medals

Great Britain and Northern Ireland took second place in the overall medal standings as the multi-sport European Championships concluded in Berlin and Scotland on Sunday night.

An athletics gold in the concluding men’s 4x100m raised the tally to 74 – 26 gold, 26 silver and 22 bronze. Russia, propelled by a gargantuan trove from the pool but still non grata in track and field, lifted the new trophy for top spot with eight medals fewer but a superior collection of 31 titles.

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