EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 5
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We have given a voice to clean athletes on how they want our sport to be in the future with them wearing “I Run Clean, I Jump Clean, I Throw Clean” bibs. They have shown their commitment to a drug-free sport by carrying this message. These Championships have been the moment for the athletes to make this statement,” EA President after the championships.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Netherlands improving their national record in women 4×100 m and winning in 42.04. Only Germany, Russia, France have been better, Bulgaria has the same time in the history.
Pawel Fajdek with three 80 + throws and all six valid throws would be the champion.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Patricia Mamona winning the triple jump.
Angelika Cichocka beating Sifan Hassan in women 1500 m. Super close 5000 m men finish.
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (13)
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. Added on last day in both 4×400 m relays by Great Britain women and Belgium men. Also British women team is the only World lead of the event. Also David Storl 21.31 in shot put and Gesa-Felicitas Krause in women steeple 9:18.85.
MEDALS (32 countries)
POL 6-5-1, GER 5-4-7, GBR 5-3-8, TUR 4-5-3, ESP 3-4-1, NED 4-1-2.
POINTS (38 countries)
GBR 172, GER 163, POL 149, FRA 105, TUR 104, NED 101.
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Czeslaw Zapala 5, Valentina Fedyushina and Daniel Wessfeldt 4, Carinne Knapp-Messerschmidt and Caroline Feith 3, Robert Wagner 2, Julia Garcia, Steffen Keil, 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, Flavio Calligaris, Marco Tamberi, Marc Corstjens, Kerstin Pohlers, Miguel Mostaza 1.
MEET RECORDS (3)
Stefanidi PV, Abraham HM, Moreira HM. Also European U23 record by Yasemin Can in women 10 000 m.
MORE AMSTERDAM NEWS
AMSTERDAM (NED): Closest finish ever in men 5000 m in Amsterdam. Here are the differences. Ilias Fifa was 3 thousands over Mechaal and 6 thousands over Ringer. The times Fifa 13:40.844, Mechaal 13:40.847 and Ringer 13:30.850. Also Henrik Ingebrigtsen was close with 13:40.857.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Top splits in the 4×400 m finals in men race Pavel Maslak 44.4 ahead of Kevin Borlee 44.46 and Rafal Omelko 44.51. In women Libania Grenot 49.73 ahead of Olha Zemlyak 49.81 and Floria Guei 49.92.
AMSTERDAM (NED): The best European champs for Switzerland with 5 medals and 13 top 8 positions and still one of top medal hopes Nicole Buchler was not competing. Former top achievements were 3 medals in 1969 and 9 top 8 positions back in 1938.
AMSTERDAM (NED): “The Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships – my first as European Athletics President — have been a great success. We have created many new European champions and stars for the future over the past few days, seen great performances, incredible emotions, wonderful stories. It has been fantastic to watch the Dutch athletes do so well, creating an unforgettable ‘Oranje’ atmosphere at the historic Olympic Stadium here in Amsterdam. Indeed, the fans have been an integral part of the success of these Championships, with around 125,000 tickets sold meaning a packed stadium almost every night. We have seen Athletics like Never Before, and I have very much enjoyed competitions in the Museum Square and the Half Marathon with the start and finish in the city. We have also integrated IPC events and a mass participation race within the framework of the Championships for the first time, and they have been welcome additions.I have really enjoyed as well the innovative Victory Ceremonies just outside of the stadium,” said EA President Svein Arne Hansen in his statement after the event.
AMSTERDAM (NED): EA President Svein Arne Hansen also informd about anti-doping activities: “Our anti-doping experts have been working tirelessly during these Championships, with an extensive testing programme in collaboration with the IAAF. Over 100 blood samples and around 200 urine samples have been collected. The testing plan has involved target testing for specific analysis as well as random testing for track, field and road events. I want to once again thank the media for their efforts in exposing doping problems. We must not relent in our combined efforts.”
AMSTERDAM (NED): Poland for first time topped the medals standings at Euro Champs.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Top individual with two gold medals was Dafne Schippers.