Enfield and Haringey sprinter Desiree Henry helped Team GB win gold and set a new national 4x100m relay record time at the European Championships

Desiree Henry (far right) and her Team GB team-mates celebrate. Picture: Action Images

Desiree Henry (far right) and her Team GB team-mates celebrate. Picture: Action Images

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Enfield and Haringey's Desiree Henry was part of the Team GB 4x100m relay team which broke a 34-year-old national record in winning gold at the European Championships in Zurich.

The 18-year-old, along with Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson and Jodie Williams, finished in a time of 42.24 to not only take gold at the European Championships but break the British national 4x100m relay record time.

France finished narrowly behind Great Britain, crossing the line in 42.45, whilst Russia scooped bronze with a time of 43.22.

Henry and Britain had qualified for this afternoon's final - the last event at the 2014 European Championships - by running a season's best time of 42.62 in Saturday night's semi-final.

Team GB then managed to shave almost four tenths of a second off their time in the final to take gold ahead of France and Ukraine.

Victory for the 4x100m relay team and a flurry of golds on the final day of the championships leaves Brtiain top of the medal standings with a best-ever tally of 23 medals in all. 

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9:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

Friern Owl says...

Brilliant! Great work, girls!
Brilliant! Great work, girls! Friern Owl
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