Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson retained her 800m title in style before team captain Jazmin Sawyers won a stunning long jump gold at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

Hodgkinson carried her form from a superb season into the final, finishing well clear in one minute 58.66 seconds.

The Olympic and world silver medallist, who turned 21 on Friday, was almost two seconds clear of Slovene Anita Horvat.

Sawyers earned a first major title with a world-leading jump of seven metres.

The 28-year-old, who has won two European medals outdoors, could barely believe her jump – a personal best and unmatched anywhere in the world this season – which put her into the lead in the penultimate round.

Embracing her fellow Englishwoman Hodgkinson on the track in celebration, she then faced a nervous wait for her gold to be confirmed, but Italy’s silver medallist Larissa Iapichino could not deny the elated Sawyers with her final 6.97m leap.

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