Maria Vincente wins TJ, setting two PBs during competition! photo by Getty Images for European Athletics
Second gold for Vicente
GYOR (HUN, Jul 8): On the final day of the European U18 Championships, heptathlon winner Maria Vicente won her second gold medal of the championships with an excellent 13.95 (1.1) in the final round of the triple jump to defeat Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Nacheva who took the lead with 13.88 with the penultimate jump. Vicente’s mark was also in excess of the qualifying standard for the European Championships in Berlin. Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, 16, cleared a championship record of 1.94m in the high jump and Norway’s Pal Haugen Lillefosse also a championship record of 5.46m in the pole vault before three attempts at 5.55m which would have equalled Emmanouil Karalis’ world U18 best. On the track, Sarah Healy completed the 1500/3000m double with gold in the 1500m in a 4:18.71 championship record and Max Burgin took a gun-to-tape win in the 800m in a PB and championships record of 1:47.36. Norway’s Martine Hjornevik clocked 13.26 to win the 100m hurdles (76.2cm) and Germany’s Nick Schmahl won the long jump with a wind-aided 7.60m. In medals Britain won with 6-2-1 ahead of Italy 4-4-1 and Germany 4-2-1 with 29 countries winning at least one medal.
For Max Burgin, who had astounded many with his 800m running this year, ran from the front, winning and setting a fine PB in 1:47.36!