2018 Berlin Diary: Best Quote, Surprise of Day, Best Performances for Day 5, European Athletics

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775199424AP00146_24th_Europ.JPGSandra Perkovic, Discus Deity, 11 August 2018, photo by Getty Images/ Berlin 2018

Here's the best quote, surprise of Day, Best Performances for Day 5. Alfons Juck provides this for his readers each and every day of the championships. Watch for our reports on Day six today!

BERLIN DAY 5

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I have a new slogan now: 'Sandra, give me five!' During the competition, I was thinking about my mother who is always very nervous watching me on TV. So I started to think about her and I imagined how nervous she must be at home seeing me not throwing so well. Then I managed to finally improve and I smiled for the camera. But suddenly, I saw her in the crowd. She came here to surprise me," Sandra Perkovic after fifth gold in discus at European Champs.

RESULT OF THE DAY
Dina Asher-Smith 21.89 only second European sub 22 since 1995 after Dafne Schippers, also WL and NR.

775199419JC00066_24th_Europ.JPGDina Asher-Smith, double winner, 100m (10.85 =WL, NR) and 200m (21.89 WL, NR), photo by Getty Images/Berlin 2018

SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Jakob Ingebrigtsen after 24hrs winning second gold in European U20 record and 54.0 last lap as youngest ever gold medalist at European championships.

1015150238.jpgJacob Ingebrigtsen, 5000m/1,500m double winner, Berlin 2018, photo by Getty Images, August 10-11, 2018

FAVOURITE WINS/FALLS
Spanovic out due to injury, Perkovic was close and saved her in round 5, Spanish walking double never happened before. Kszczot beat Bosse the World champion. Belgium and Poland expected in 4x4. Mihambo surprise home winner in long jump.

EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (12)
Asher-Smith 100 m (also equals WL), and 200 m (also WL), Warholm 400mH, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi PV (equaled), Papahristou TJ (equaled), Sprunger, Hussong, Thiam (also WL), Perez 20 km walk, Swiety-Ersetic 400 m, Belgium 4x400 m men.

MEDALS (26 countries, + 1)
1 . POL 6-3-0, 2. GER 5-7-5, 3. GBR 4-4-5, 4. FRA 3-2-2, 5. GRE 3-2-0, 6. NOR 3-1-0, 7. UKR 2-3-2, 8. ESP 2-2-4

POINTS (34 countries, + 2)
1. GER 170,5, 2. GBR 162, 3. POL 130, 4. FRA 84, 5. ESP 83, 6. UKR 72,5, 7. ITA 56, 8. BLR 53

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Daniel Wessfeldt 4, Czeslaw Zapala 3, Ricky Simms 3, Riad Ouled 2, Alfonz Juck 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Olga Nazarova 2, Marcin Rosengarten 2, Norman Peart, Rene Auguin, Chiara Davini, Valentina Fedyushina, Kare Locke, Vera Michallek, Helena van der Plaetsen, Marc Osenberg, Alberto Armas, Sylvia Abmayr.
No agents for Karsten Warholm, Lea Sprunger, Arthur Abele, Maryan Zakalnitskiyy, Ines Henriques and Alvaro Martin.

MEET RECORDS (7)
Henriques 50 km walk, Vicaut 100 m semifinal, Hughes 100 m final, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi pole vault, Hussong javelin, Perez 20 km walk.

STATS
Perkovic, Kszczot, Asher-Smith are other Amsterdam winners to get the gold also in Berlin after Mekhissi, Stefanidi and Pryshchepa. Perkovic won historical fifth gold, nobody has this in one event in the history . In last three European 400 m finals only 1 sub 51 time and here in Berlin right three. Justyna Swiety in 100 minutes winning two gold medals. Dafne Schippers 7th medal at European Champs and can get 8th in relay. In history Szewinska 10, Blankers-Koen and Stecher 8. Third title for Kszczot in the 800 m.

IMG_2900.jpgAdam Kszczot, the ecstacy of victory, 2018 World Indoors, photo by Mike Deering/The Shoe Addicts

SPECTATORS
Tuesday 34 822, Wednesday 37 125 Thursday 39 335 Friday 48 567 Saturday 60 500

775199424HL00079_24th_Europ.JPGBerlin Olympic Stadium, 11 August 2018, photo by PhotoRun.net


NOTES

BERLIN (GER): Title defender Ivana Spanovic was not competing in the long jump final due to achilles injury. She said on her instagram account: "With broken heart I need to announce that my medical team decide to pull me back from today's finals after an injury I suffer during my first attempt in qualifications. I suffer from rupture of Achilles tendon. We tried everything until the very last moment, but unfortunately my road ends here. Until next season..."

Spanovic_Ivana1-WC17.jpgIvana Spanovic, Belgrade 2017 European Indoor Champs, photo by PhotoRun.net

BERLIN (GER): German heptathletes Louisa Grauvogel and Mareike Arndt were ok after their car accident. They were allowed to leave the hospital and join the team in the hotel.

BERLIN (GBR): European 10,000m No.1 Richard Ringer was a non-starter for the 5000m, in which he took bronze two years ago, due to calf problems. The German dropped out of the 10,000m earlier this week. Also not competing due to back pain was Filip Ingebrigtsen and lack of motivation and readiness was the reason why Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad did not run the 5000 m final.

BERLIN (GER): European Athletics and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have extended their partnership deal until 2027. The agreement covers the worldwide television and radio rights for European Athletics' major events from 2020 to 2027. The partnership began in 1981. European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said: "Athletics is a hugely popular sport and it is vitally important for its future that it continues to be showcased and promoted on the biggest platform of all, which is free-to-air television. We believe our long-standing and valued partnership with the EBU ensures that this will remain the case."

BERLIN (GER): Fourteen veteran European athletics Journalists from fourteen different countries were celebrated in Berlin during the European Athletics Championships. At the Zoological Gardens in Berlin the journalists were guests of honor at the European Athletics LOC Official Lunch, where they were joined by European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen, President of the Organising Committee Berlin 2018 Clemens Prokop, German Athletics Association President Jurgen Kessin, the Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Muller and AIPS President Gianni Merlo.

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