Britain enjoyed a successful opening morning at the European Indoor Championships, with Perri Shakes-Drayton in particular justifying her status as a medal contender in Gothenburg.
Hurdles specialist Shakes-Drayton is ranked second in Europe in 2013 over the flat 400 metres and looked in excellent form as she led from the gun to win her heat in 51.70 seconds.
Team-mate and fellow hurdler Eilidh Child, just behind Shakes-Drayton in the rankings, employed the same tactics to win her heat in 52.05secs, but Shana Cox was third in her race in 52.99s and only advanced as one of the fastest losers.
Shakes-Drayton and Child were the fastest qualifiers for the semi-finals and with Olympic silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu available for the 4x400m relay, a gold medal looks a distinct possibility.
Shara Proctor also reached the long jump final with her first attempt, even though 6.61 metres was four centimetres short of the automatic qualifying distance.