Yasemin Can was first medalist for the European Champs. Yasemin Can won in 31:12.86, Dulce Felix of Portugal was second in 31:19.03, a PB! In third was Karoline Grovdal of Norway, who ran 31:23.45. Fionola McCormack of Ireland was fourth in 31:30.74.
EME NEWS (JUL 6, 2016)
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 1ST DAY
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I will follow someone, I cannot run alone,” said 10 000 m winner Yasemin Can, European U23 record and European lead 2016 31:12.86. She achieved the time in virtually solo run. Turkish winners here in Amsterdam are getting gold coins worth of approximately 60-65 000 euro.
RESULT OF THE DAY
88.23 by Antti Ruuskanen the best result ever at European Champs in qualification, second best in the World 2016 and 7th best ever in any competition in qualification.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
World and European medalists out in qualifications, Tavernier hammer, Jonathan Borlee 400 m, Simic high jump, Klaas hammer, Ugen long jump. Also Scherbarth pole vault, Kinsey high jump, Langat and Tsenov steeple.
MEDALS (3 countries)
TUR 1-0-0, POR 0-1-0, NOR 0-0-1
POINTS (7 countries)
TUR 8, POR 7, NOR+GBR 6
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Yasemin Can no official agent for the moment.
OTHER AMSTERDAM NEWS
AMSTERDAM (NED): Delighted Susanna Kallur ends her eight-year wait as she qualifies for 100 m hurdles semifinals. At just before noon on this opening morning of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, a triple gold medallist found herself transported back in time. She stood in her lane, she sat on her block number, she went through some pre-race routines and then, she clenched her right fist.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Four of the Zurich gold medallists took the first successful steps in the defence of their titles on the opening morning of the 23rd European Athletics Championships. Ruth Beitia, Anita Wlodarczyk and Greg Rutherford in technical events and Martyn Rooney in 400 m qualification.
AMSTERDAM (NED): British media are writing that Greg Rutherford, the Olympic long jump champion, has claimed he is risking permanent hearing loss in his left ear by continuing to compete. The 29-year-old said the whiplash injury he suffered in his last competition – the Birmingham Diamond League a month ago – had caused a severe inner ear condition. He will compete in the long jump final on Thursday.
AMSTERDAM (NED): EA President Svein Arne Hansen has officially opened the continental governing body’s Young Leaders Forum as the participants set about tackling the five-day programme. The Norwegian was on hand to deliver a short speech at the start of the Forum, which aims to equip young people to design and deliver projects that benefit the grassroots of athletics and local communities. From Insidethegames.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Museumplain debut throws were of excellent level in both women discus (more than 12 qualifiers) and javelin. Legendary Jan Zelezny is the only coach having three men javelin finalists, “the conditions were excellent and also wind played will,” he said.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Yuliya Stepanova ended as disqualified in the 800 m heat at European Championships. She was left walking solemnly down the finishing straight to the line with a television camera crew backtracking in front of her after she had suddenly halted on the final bend to clutch her right foot, already 40 metres adrift of the field. Running under a neutral flag, Stepanova received no more than a neutral reaction as she was introduced to the crowd. “I had an injury three weeks before but I kept on training and then I had an inflammation as a result of the hard training,” she said.
AMSTERDAM (POL): Polish top middle distance runners Angelika Cichocka and Sofia Ennaoui did not run the 800 m and opted for 1500 m only. Both were entered in both events.
AMSTERDAM (NED): One of the pole vault favorites Nicole Buchler of Switzerland did not compete in the qualification due to muscle injury.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Sprained knee was the reason of withdrawal of French sub 2 minute 800 m runner Justine Fedronic.
AMSTERDAM (NED): The evening’s activities concluded with the presentation of gold medals to two European 20 kilometres walkers who have now been declared winners at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin following retrospective doping disqualifications for Russian athletes. Sergey Kirdyapkin’s punishment meant promotion in the 50km men’s walk for Norway’s Trond Nymark, and Ireland’s Olive Loughnane received her belated 20km gold from IAAF President Sebastian Coe following the ban on Olga Kaniskina.
AMSTERDAM (NED): Another injury is reported from Austrian team. Long distance World finalist Jennifer Wenth will not run the 5000 m due to muscle strain. It is nothing major just does not want to risk before Olympic Games.