Belgrade Diaries: Best Moments from 2017 Euro Indoors, Day Three, from EME News

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Watching day three of the 2017 European Indoors was an amazing treat for a track and field fan. For Serbia to get their gold medal from Ivana Spanovic, and the way she did it, with jumps of 7.16 meters, WL, 7.24 meters, best indoor jump since 1989, and 7.17 meters, was amazing. It was a special moment in athletics.

Here are some of the other highlights from EME News, the fine global news service from Alfons Juck.

1280891_G08_W01.jpgIvana Spanovic leaping 7.24 meters! photo (copyright by Getty Images) by Getty Images/European Athletics

EME NEWS (MAR 5, 2017)


RESULT OF THE DAY

Ivana Spanovic third best ever in long jump 724, best since 1989 indoors. Her other attempts also enough to win. Kevin Mayer European indoor record 6479 in heptathlon, only Ashton Eaton has four better marks in the history of the event.


FAVORITE FALLS

Rebeka Haase not medaling in womern 60 m, Max Hess only bronze in triple, Turkish runners in men 3000 m not beeing a factor in the race.


SURPRISE OF THE DAY

40 years old Fabrizio Donato winning silver in triple.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Now I wll have a good sleep," Laura Muir after winning the 3000 m.


AGENTS (by gold medals)

Czeslaw Zapala 3, Steffen Keil 2, Stina Funke/Daniel Wessfeldt 2, Rene Auguin 2, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Jozsef Babinyecz, Jose Praia, Carine Messerschmidt, Mario Bassani, Alfonz Juck, Jos Hermens, Munir Yaras, Kadri Kallas, Karen Locke, Vera Michallek, Miguel Mostaza, Jose Alonso.

note - agents of Selina Buchel and Asha Philip are not officialy listed.


MEDALS

1. POL 7-1-4, 2. GBR 5-4-1, 3. GER 2-2-5, 4. FRA 2-1-0, 5. CZE 1-2-4, 6. ESP 1-2-1, 26 countries got medals.


POINTS

1. POL 103, 2. GBR 103, 3. GER 100, 4. SWE 63, 5. FRA 61.5, 6. ESP 61, 36 countries won points.



EUROPEAN INDOOR RECORD

1 - Mayer 6479


ADDITIONAL WORLD LEADS

9 - Thiam 4870, Nykyforov 818, Hess 17.52, Marton 19.28, Palsyte 201, Stefanidi 485, Bukowiecki 21.97, Spanovic 703, Spanovic 724


ADDITIONAL EUROPEAN LEADS

7 - Kilty 6.54, Maslak 45.88, Muir 4:02.39, Gierisch 14.37, Poland 3:06.99, Poland 3:29.94, Philip 7.06


WORLD INDOOR U20 RECORD

1 - Raffin 17.20


MEET RECORDS

4 - Thiam 196 (Heptathlon HJ), Muir 4:02.39, Muir 8:35.67, Mayer 6479


TITLE DEFENDERS

7 - Marton, Kilty, Maslak, Lewandowski (but in other event), Evora, Buchel, Kszczot (with one term passing)


WORLD MASTERS RECORD

1 - Donato 17.13



OTHER INFOS

BELGRADE (SRB): With an explosive final 400 meters covered in just 60.41 seconds, Britain's Laura Muir clinched her second gold medal winning the 3000m in a championships record of 8:35.67. She became the first woman to win both the 1500m and 3000m at these championships since Poland's Lidia Chojecka in 2007. She also became just the third British woman to win in this discipline after Yvonne Murray in 1987 and Helen Clitheroe in 2011. "Halfway through the race I was feeling a bit tired," the tiny Scotswoman told reporters. "I was hoping she wasn't going to ramp it up any more. I managed to hang in there, and I knew I would have the kick."

BELGRADE (SRB): Only 0.01 separated top two in the women 800 m. "It was a very difficult moment in the race," winner Selina Büchel said of the contact with Oskan-Clarke. "It was a big fight between me and Shelayna, and I'm happy to defend my position there, and that I won the race in the end." She added: "I was empty and I was just trying to go as fast as possible."

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