Jade Lally admitted to being frustrated and disappointed with her performance at European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.

The 29-year-old from Mitcham finished seventh in women’s discus final with a best efforts of 60.29m.

Croatia’s formidable Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic retained her European mantle with 69.97m, with German team-mates Julia Fischer (65.77m) and Shanice Craft (63.89m) occupying the other two podium places.

Lally, who is the current British champion and already has a place booked for Rio, said: “I am mad, I am frustrated. It was OK, but I am better than I am throwing right now which is frustrating.

“It's good it’s not the Olympics, but it’s not really the boost I wanted.

"There’s not that much to do – as soon as I find consistency bigger throws will come.

"From not having any consistency and having one decent throw of 60m, its better than it’s ever been before, but it still not quite where it needs to be."

She added: “It’s hard but I don’t want it to be an excuse, but I feel like I’ve lost some rhythm.

"When I was in Australia I was getting six throws and I knew where I was going, but since then, I’ve been back at work and travelling.

"I’m not able to be the full-time athlete I was in Australia and I think it showed.”