Neil Gourley struck silver Great Britain He opened his medal account on the second day of the European Indoor Championships held in Istanbul.
Gourley finished a close second to Norway Jakob Ingebrigtsen In the 1500 meters, sprinter Daryll Neita and middle-distance runner Melissa Courtney-Bryant collected bronze medals.
Olympic champion Ingebrigtsen straight out beat the home Scot to set a new championship record of three minutes 33.95 seconds.
Gourley, who played a time of 3min 34.23s, told BBC Sport: “He’s one of the best ever to do this, so it was always going to be really hard to come across someone like him.
“I believed I could do it. I put myself in the right places and just couldn’t quite have it. I’ve been beaten by someone better and have to smack me in the chin.
George Mills finished 11th after falling to his feet in the opening stages of the race.
Neita was among the favorites to win gold in the women’s 60m, but Swiss Mujinga Kambundji set a new championship record of 7.00.
Poland’s Ewa Swodboda took the silver medal in 7.09, while Neita finished third, three percent of a second slower.
“It’s always great to bring home a medal, but I’m not very happy with this result,” Neita said.
“I would like more of myself but this is a bronze medal and I should be grateful.”
Courtney-Bryant had previously taken Britain’s first bronze medal in the women’s 3,000m.
“I put myself in a bit of a garbage position at first, but I said be patient, stay calm and try to rise,” Courtney-Bryant said.
“I know I was in really good shape and I just had to push.”
Courtney-Bryant finished behind German double Hanna Klein and Konstanze Klosterhalfen with a time of 8:41.19. Hannah Nuttall’s personal record was fifth with 8:46.30.
Holly Mills finished sixth behind Belgium. Nafi Thiam He set a new pentathlon world record of 5,500 points.
Laura MuirChasing her fifth gold medal in her European Indoor career, she earned her heat to reach the women’s 1500m final on Sunday, where Ellie Baker and Katie Snowden would compete.