2018 Berlin Diary: Best Quote, Surprise of Day, Best Performances for Day 2, European Athletics

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Krumins_Susan5kQ-London17.jpgSusan Krumins, photo by PhotoRun.net

Susan Krumins of the Netherlands took the silver medal in the 10,000 meters. The conditions in the 10,000 meters were very difficult and Susan got herself across the finish before she collapsed. Susan is the winner of the quote of the day for Day 2.

EME NEWS (AUG 8, 2018)
BERLIN DAY 2
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Susan Krumins: "I really didn't want to end up on the internet as the girl who collapsed five metres before the finish line, so I knew I had to keep going and finish the race."
RESULT OF THE DAY
Gudzius discus without any wind support in 6th attempt. Matthew Hudson-Smith easing up hugely and still 44.76 in 400 m semis, ready for ER.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Hejnova and Petersen out in 400 m H semifinals, Jakub Holusa out in 1500 m heats, Elena Vallortigara out in high jump qualification, Patricia Mamona and Olha Saladukha out in triple qualification.
FAVORITE WINS/FALLS
Christina Schwanitz in her quest for 3rd European gold beaten by Paulina Guba in last round. Tentoglou, Gudzius and Abele (within Mayer fouls) and Chemtai expected wins.
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (1)
Asher-Smith 100 m (also equals WL).
MEDALS (19 countries)
POL 3-2-0, GBR 2-1-0, GER 1-3-1, UKR 1-1-1, FRA+GRE+ISR+LTU+POR 1-0-0
POINTS (29 countries)
GER 57, POL 52, GBR 47, UKR 32, BLR 28, SWE 27
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Czeslaw Zapala 2, Riad Ouled, Ricky Simms, Norman Peart, Alfonz Juck, Marcin Rosengarten, Chiara Davini, Valentina Fedyushina. No agents known for Arthur Abele, Maryan Zakalnitskiyy and Ines Henriques.
MEET RECORDS (3)
Henriques 50 km walk, Vicaut 100 m semifinal, Hughes 100 m final
STATS
Three brothers in 1500 m finals from Norway and one (Filip) despite a fall during the race. Israel got first ever women gold at Euros in the 10 000 m, and third overall. Guba first shot put gold ever for Poland in women category. Austria 9th medal overall by Weisshaidinger. Abele first gold for hosts at this championships. 45.17 was not enough for men´s 400 m final. Shkureneyev third medal in decathlon at European Champs.
SPECTATORS
Tuesday 34 822, Wednesday 37 720
BERLIN NEWS
So far no Amsterdam winner 2016 succeeded. Last European Champs for Harting (4th finals) and Kanter (7th finals). Slovak Maria Czakova will not double in the 20 km walk after beeing 6th in the 50 km.

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