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Athletics: Ricky Petrociani wins silver in the 400m


Exploitation: Ricky Petrocciani wins silver in the 400 metres.

Ricky Petrociani ensures that the Swiss stand out in athletics at the European Grand Prix in Munich. The 22-year-old from Ticino won the silver in the 400m. With a time of 45.03 seconds, Petrucciani came within a hundredth of a second of his personal best from the previous year after a mixed season and only had to make way for superior Briton Matthew Hudson Smith (44.53).

As usual, Petrucciani got off to a quick start and, unlike the season so far, his pace has only slowed marginally over his home stretch. His reserve for 3rd (Alex Haydock-Wilson) and 4th (Liemarvin Bonevacia) places was 14 hundredths. Lionel Spitz finished seventh with a time of 45.66 seconds.