EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 4 (+ half marathon)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I can’t believe it. Two years ago I didn’t make it to the final but now I have won gold. They could have tried anything today but I would have won anyway. It was all so very easy,” Filip Ingebrigtsen after 51.5 final lap.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Ekaterini Stefanidi clearing nicely championships record 481 taking the mark from Yelena Isinbayeva, 480 in 2006.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
IngebrigtsenÂ´s getting two medals (young Jakob is European U15 best holder in 1500 m 3:42.44 and will compete at World U20 Champs) and the winner was Filip not Henrik. Another surprise was Nataliya Prishchepa winning the 800 m.
Malachowski, Bascou, Stefanidi, Can fulfilled the expectations in their events. Barbora Spotakova not winning the javelin, even not getting a medal. Polat Kemboi Arikan the 10 000 m winner did not finish the HM.
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (9)
Schwanitz shot put (also 2nd best in the World 2016), Copello 400 m hurdles (also NR), Grenot 400 m, Roleder 100 mHurdles. From first day Can 10 000 m. On Friday no European lead 2016. On Saturday in relays Great Britain 3:26.42, 3:01.63 and 38.12 and also Max Hess 17.20 in triple jump.
MEDALS (28 countries)
TUR 4-5-2, GER 3-4-3, GBR 3-1-5, POL 3-1-0, NED 3-0-2, FRA 2-3-3
POINTS (33 countries)
GBR 122, GER 108, FRA 78, TUR 76, NED 68, POL 63
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Valentina Fedyushina 4, Carinne Knapp-Messerschmidt and Caroline Feith 3, Daniel Wessfeldt and Czeslaw Zapala 2, Julia Garcia, Steffen Keil, Robert Wagner, Aivar Karotamm, Ricky Simms, Helena van der Plaetsen, Rene Auguin, Alberto Armas, Marcello Magnani, Janusz Szydlowski, Jesus Olivan, Olga Nazarova, Karen Locke, Pavel Voronkov, Vera Michallek 1. Agent of Tadesse Abraham not known. No agent for Filip Ingebrigtsen.
MEET RECORDS (3)
Stefanidi PV, Abraham HM, Moreira HM.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
HM: Base meet records in HM by Abraham and Moreira.
Hep: Djimou won third medal (2gold,silver) in @Euro_Champs Heptathlon.
PV: Stefanidi won first gold for GRE in @Euro_Champs WPV.
TJ: 17.20 is the shortest winning distance at @Euro_Champs TJ since 1978
DT: Milanov won first medal for BEL at @Euro_Champs DT. Kanter won 4th medal at @Euro_Champs DT; he bacame 2nd DT (after Milde) to win four @Euro_Champs medal. Malachowski won second gold at @Euro_Champs SP; he won in 2010; he became third (after Consolini and R Harting) to do so.
1500m: NOR became 4th nation (SWE, FRG, GBR (twice), ESP(thrice)) to win multiple medals at @Euro_Champs 1500m. 3:46.65 is the slowest winning (Auto) time for @Euro_Champs 1500m.
800m: Pryshchupa became second @Euro_Champs 800m champ who previously won Euro Junior (in her case 1500m at junior).
110mH:13.25 by Bascou is the fastest 110mH in Amsterdam.
5000m: Yasemin Can became only the second woman (after Great Sonia O’Sullivan) to win both 5000m and 10000m in @Euro_Champs. First British women 5000 m medal at Eurochamps by Twell.
JT: First medals for BLR and CRO at @Euro_Champs in WJT.
4x100m: 38.12 by GBR is the fastest qualifying time in @Euro_Champs at 4x100mR.
4x400m: 3:04.65 by Turkey is the fastest time that failed to qualify for the final of 4x400mR in the @Euro_Champs.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Debut of Half Marathon at Eurochamps in Amsterdam streets in nice weather was supported greatly by fans. In men race Swiss Tadesse Abraham clocked 1:02:03 to beat TurkeyÂ´s fast marathoner Kaan Kigen Ozbilen 1:02:27. Bronze for Italian Marathon Eurowinner Daniele Meucci 1:02:38. Sara Moreira decided in last stages in nice solo for the gold for Portugal in 1:10.19. Second Italian Veronica Inglese 1:10:35 and Portugal success supported by bronze of Jessica Augusto 1:10:55. in team standings Portugal ahead of Italy and Turkey, in men ranking Switzerland ahead of Spain and Italy.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Who will be third French olympian at 110 m hurdles is the question after final in Amsterdam. Wilhelm Belocian and Dimitri Bascou are clear. Aurel Manga finished 6th and that makes better position to Diamond League winner Pascal Martinot-Lagarde to be named as third.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Best splits in 4×400 m semifinals were achieved by Pavel Maslak 44.1 and Lisanne de Witte 50.8.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Sprint queen Dafne Schippers was saved by Dutch team in the 4×100 m for the finals only, fortunately the girls without her maneged to qualify. Nadine Broersen was adviced by doctor because of her illnes to withdraw from the final 800 m in the heptathlon. British hurdler Andy Pozzi was not running the final because of calf cramp.