Sharp’s compensation was a time of 1:58.80, well inside last month’s personal best of 1:59.67. Poland’s Joanna Jozwik also clocked a personal best, 1:59.63, to take bronze.Sharp’s fellow Scot Eilidh Child, like her a Commonwealth silver medallist, went one better here as she hung onto her lead down the straight despite heavy pressure from Anna Titimets to take 400m hurdles gold in 54.48. Ukraine’s World Student Games champion took silver in a personal best of 54.56 with Russia’s Irina Davydova beating the Czech Republic’s Denisa Rosolova to bronze in 54.60
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