OF THE DAY
was good olympic preparation,” Yuriy Borzakovskiy finally getting European
outdoor title in the 800 m.
only thing I didnÂ´t plan was to win the race,” Yelena Arzhakova after
getting the women 800 m.
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world leads by Irina Davydova 53.77 at 400 m Hurdles and Olha Saladuha in
Triple jump 14.99.
OF THE DAY
Heidler out in hammer qualification as current world record holder and title
defender, two fouls and one throw not impressive at al. Also Pavel Maslak and
Denisa Rosolova medalled in first serious seasons in their events. Moa Hjelmer
winning the 400 m and national record and also javelin by Vira Rebryk is
another surprise (with NR).
and Shalin out of menÂ´s long jump. Zuzana Hejnova without a medal at 400m
hurdles, javelin throwers from Germany lost (Obergfoll and Storl) but with more
than solid results.
12 999 morning, 22 825 evening (official figures)
13 748 morning, 19 473 evening (official figures)
MEDALS (20 events)
4-3-4, GER 3-2-1, FRA 3-1-3, GBR 3-1-0, UKR 2-3-3, CZE 2-1-0, already 20
countries with medals.
POINTS (20 events)
GER 75, UKR 74, FRA 73, GBR 58, CZE 42, already 31 countries with points.
BY GOLD MEDALS
Voronkov 3, Ricky Simms and Alfonz Juck 2, Rene Auguin, Linda Ferga-Khodadin,
Chris Layne, Julia Garcia, Rachid Esmouni, Olga Nazarova, Vera Michallek,
Kerstin Pohlers, Lars Kristiansson, Daniel Wessfeldt, Valentina Fedyushina each
1. Olga Golovkina and Pascal Behrenbruch without agent.
Strong IAAF presence in Helsinki. Vice Presidents Sebastian Coe and Sergey
Bubka arrived. Both from top home activities. London 2012 Games and Euro Soccer
2012. Also in Finland IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel.
Denisa Rosolova not only improved from her first serious race at the distance
on May 27 56.42 to 54.24 in Helsinki but also got many questions about her
former husband Lukas Rosol who beat in Wimbledon Rafael Nadal. â€žI m happy he
won, but we live no longer together, that is all I can say. I was
following the game, but before the last set I went to sleep,” said
Rosolova who still will run here the relay.
Unlike at US Trials, thousands decided in Helsinki. In women 100 m final in
favor of Olesya Povkh 11.315 over Lina Grincikaite 11.320. And in the 400 m
heats when deciding who will advance into the final Marcin Marciniszyn 45.871
and Janis Leitis 45.875.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
19.18 is the shortest winning distance at WSP in the European Championships
8:33.24 is the slowest winning since 1958.
It was first gold medal for RUS (excluding USSR) at 800m in European
Championships. Borzakovsky became the second to win both Euro Junior and Euro.
Rebryk won first gold (or medal of any kind for that matter) for UKR at WJT in
14.99 is the fourth longest WTJ in European Championships
Maslak won first gold for CZE at 400m in European Championships
SP : The
winning margin of 1.03m is the second largest at SP in European Championships;
Rhys Williams won third medal at 400mH in European Championships tying the
Schmid, Nylander and Lituyev.
Hjelmer won first gold (in fact medal of any kind) for SWE at W400m in European