ALICE Hopkins finished seventh in the long jump at the European Under 23 Championships.

The Oxford City AC rising star safely negotiated qualifying in Gavle, Sweden, with a leap of 6.31 metres.

She posted a competitive opening jump in the final of 6.12m.

But the 20-year-old was unable to improve on that mark and had to settle for seventh place, 31 centimetres adrift of getting on to the podium.