Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club's Chijindu Ujah was beaten in the final of the 100m at the British Championships by Dwain Chambers

Chijindu Ujah (central) goes for gold in the 100m final on Sunday. Picture: Action Images

Chijindu Ujah (central) goes for gold in the 100m final on Sunday. Picture: Action Images

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Enfield and Haringey's Chijindu Ujah was beaten in the final of 100m at the British Championships on Sunday by Dwain Chambers.

The 20-year-old sprinter, who recently became just the fifth Briton to run a sub-ten second time in the 100m, finished third to Chambers at the Alexander Stadium.

A time of 10.18 put Ujah six hundredths of a second behind 36-year-old The championships also doubled up as a qualifying event for the 2014 European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, in August , with the top two athletes in each event securing automatic qualification.

Ujah narrowly missed out on second place to Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (10.14) and will now face a nervous wait before finding out his fate on July 15.

The British Athletics selection criteria states athletes will only be selected if they have a good chance of winning a medal at the championships in Zurich, or securing a top-eight finish in Switzerland and winning a medal at a future senior outdoor championships.

Chambers won his fifth successive 100m title at the British Championships and the Team GB Olympian paid tribute to the up-and-coming Ujah afterwards: "I train with CJ [Ujah] so I know how good he is in the second half of the race so I just tried to stay ahead of him. I put myself on the line knowing that if I didn’t do it now, then that was it."

Ujah’s Enfield team-mate, Sean Safo-Antwi, also reached the final, finishing sixth in a time of 10.30.

There was further success for Enfield and Haringey in the men's javelin final, where Bonne Buwembo took silver with a distance of 70.59, achieved with his final throw.

In the women's 200m final, Bianca Williams claimed silver with a time of 22.88. Williams was later disqualified in the 100m final.

Margaret Adeoye missed out on a medal in the same race, finishing fourth in 23.28.

Seventeen-year-old Callum Wilkinson was another stand-out performer for the club, finishing fifth in the 5000m racewalk with a personal best time of 21.52.01.

Efe Uwaifo came fourth in the triple jump final with a distance of 15.51, whilst Delano Williams was fourth in the 200m final in 20.94.

In the women's 100m final, Desiree Henry came fourth in a time of 11.36.

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