City of York Athletic Club runner Richard Buck takes relay gold at European Indoor Championships (From York Press)
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City of York Athletic Club runner Richard Buck takes relay gold at European Indoor Championships
5:55pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Sport
CITY of York Athletic Club runner Richard Buck struck relay gold with Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg.
The 26-year-old was part of a 4x400 metres GB quartet – along with Michael Bingham, Nigel Levine and Richard Strachan – which stormed to victory in three minutes 5.78 seconds in last night’s final.
Great Britain were initially disqualified after Buck put a foot in the infield on the second leg, although the York athlete appeared to be pushed off the track by a Polish rival.
Team officials immediately lodged an appeal and the quartet were reinstated in the gold medal position.
Buck said: “He knocked me. I tried to stay in, but I had to drop a foot out wide.”
The victory provided Buck, who had struggled with a hamstring problem in the weeks leading up to the championships, with his seventh international medal, but his first gold.