When Laura Muir gained the 1500m on the European Indoor Athletics Championship all she wished to do was rejoice with a victory lap.
It was the British athlete’s first main gold medal – and she or he had smashed a 32-year report for the competitors.
However one official was decided to cease Muir from performing an elated victory lap across the stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, on Saturday.
After quite a few makes an attempt to dodge away from the over-zealous girl, Muir lastly determined she had had sufficient.
The runner stepped to at least one aspect earlier than taking off previous the official, stopping solely to seize a Union Jack from the gang, and finishing her victory lap.
In accordance with the Guardian, she later stated: “I needed to combat for that didn’t I?
“They stated: ‘We don’t have time.’ I believed it’s my first medal. I’m not going to lose out on my lap of honour. I’m going.
“Andy, my coach, was saying: ‘Do it,’ so I obtained there ultimately.
“I couldn’t actually imagine what she was saying. However I believed: ‘On the finish of the day, she gained’t be capable of catch me.’”