Mujinga Kambundji claimed 200m gold at the European Athletics Championships in Rome following a dramatic photo finish with GB’s Daryll Neita, who came within one hundredth of a second of what could have been her first major title.

Swiss champion, Kambundji (pic), clocking 22.49 seconds to edge the gold, with Neita, who for a split second, thought she had come out on top, beaten in a dip to the line. On a day where there was plenty of medals that was up for grabs, there were also the now “expected” gold medals for the seemingly unbeatable forces in the shapes of the Netherlands' Femke Bol, who, once again, dominated in the defence of her Women’s' 400m hurdles title, and improving her own championship record to win her fourth European title in 52.49secs.

In the Men’s (400m hurdles) final, there was another championship record for Norway's Olympic and three-time world champion Karsten Warholm. The world record holder clocking 46.98secs to win his third successive European title.

In a throbbing atmosphere in the Italian capital, the home country's gold medal run seems to show no signs of stopping – anytime soon. Nadia Battocletti’s added to the medal-count, as her 30:51.32 completed a long-distance double, as she added to her 5,000m title, as she was followed over the line by Dutch athlete Diane van Es (30:57.24).

Then there was high jumper, Gianmarco Tamberi's time to bid for gold on home soil, with the hugely popular Olympic and world champion, who shaves half his beard for major finals, being the only athlete to clear 2.31m. he, in his own inimitable way, would say that “there was never any doubt”. He continued to entertain the captivated crowd with further first-time clearances at 2.34m and 2.37m, in front of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella - in brilliant celebrations.

In the Men's triple jump final, Portugal's Olympic champion Pedro Pichardo was denied gold despite breaking Jonathan Edwards' 26-year championship record with an 18.04m leap, as Spain's Jordan Diaz Fortun bettered that with a title-winning 18.18m. Elsewhere, Estonian Johannes Erm won the men's decathlon by 129 points with a total of 8,764. while Austria's Victoria Hudson won women's javelin gold with a best throw measuring 64.62m.

Earlier, Spain's Diaz Fortun won gold, with the third longest triple jump in history, and defending champion, Keely Hodgkinson cruised through the fastest Women's 800m semi-final in European Championships history.

In the Women’s 100m final, Hanne Mjoeen Maridal, claimed gold, whilst Italy’s Anna Arnaudo claimed silver and the bronze went to Veerle Bakker of the Netherlands. The Women’s javelin gold went to Austria’s Victoria Hudson, Adriana Vilagos of Serbia and Marie-Therese Obst of Norway.