Euro Champs, Day 2, July 28, Evening Session, by Alfonz Jucks, Note by Larry Eder

Elvan Abeylegesse, Jessica Augusto (Portugal), control the 10,000 meters at the European Championships, July 28, 2010, photos by

Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey wins European Women's 10,000m Champs,
photo by July 28, 2010.

Christophe Lemaitre takes the European Champs 100m, note Mark Lewis-Francis taking second! July 28, 2010, photo by

Tremendous second day of European Champs. Christophe Lemaitre took the 100 meters, and hundreths of seconds separated second through fifth! More to come!





"I got to the final on a lucky star and I got to these championships on a lucky star. 2010 is my year I am the happiest man in the world I cannot complain - I said I'd take fourth place before the final and I ended up with second," Mark Lewis-Francis after being second in the 100 m.



From statistical point of view the 0.006 difference between 2nd and 5th in the 100 m: 10.172 Lewis-Francis, 10.173 Mbandjock, 10.174 Obikwelu, 10.178 Chambers. Also to note two European leads (Abeylegesse and Borlee). European U23 record in women 10 000 m by Turkish Meryem Erdogan 31:44.86 as 5th.



Inna Radevica, the long jump European Champion.



World leader Nadine Muller only 8th in discus, long jump title defender Lyudmila Kolchanova fifth in long jump, world indoor champion Dwain Chambers fifth in the 100 m..


STATS (by Ken Nakamura)

First ever medal for Slovak Republic since independence in 1993. Before in the former Czecho-Slovakia five golds by Slovaks (Chmelkova 1966, 400 m, Demec, 1971, 4x100 m, Bugar, 1982, discus, Pribilinec, 1986, 20 km w, Blazek 1990, 20 km w).

Men's 400m: Jonathan Borlee's 44.71 is the fastest semi-final time ever in th European Championships. (previous record was 44.82 by I Thomas in 1998) Marco Vistalli ran 45.38 in the semi but failed to qualify for the final. It was the fastest ever non-qualifying (for the final) time at the Euro Champ.

Women Discus: By winning a silver medal, Nicoleta Grasu became the first ever three time medal winner in the WDT at the European Championships Sandra Perkovic of CRO is the first ever medal winner for CRO in WDT at the European Championships.

Men's 100m: Christopher Lemaitre's 10.06 in the semi is the fastest ever semi at the 100m in the Euro Champ (previous record was 10.09 by Christie in 1990) 10.27 by Ryan Mosely tied the fastest ever non-qualifier (for the final) at 100m in the Euro Champ. 10.11 is the slowest winning time since 1994, when the race was also marred with the headwind (-0.5m/s in 1994).

W400m hurdles: 55.49 by Fabienne Kohlmann is the fastest non-qualifier for the final at W400mH in the Euro Champ.

WLJ:  The gold medal was decided by the countback (2nd best jump decided the gold medal because the best jump were the same) for the first time in

WLJ at Euro Champ. It was also the first medal for Latvia in this event at Euro Champ.

W10000m: It was the first medal for TUR at W10000m in Euro Champ The winning time of 31:10.23 is the fastest time in Barcelona by European (Previous record 31:26.11 by McColgan in 1992 OG).



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ITALY: Simone Collio did not run the 100 m final totally healthy. He finished so late that the recording already stopped. No time and  result.

DECATHLON: Both initially disqualified athletes in the 400 m (lane) Eelco Sintnicolaas and Marcin Drozdz were later reinstated.

HUNGARY: Hungary protested against the winning throw of Libor Charfreitag claiming it was a foul. But the protest was rejected.



Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Ricky Simms, Daniel Wessfeldt, Rene Auguin, Alfons Juck 1 gold medal. EME NEWS is trying to find out who is the agent of Elvan Abeylegesse.


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