Maria Vicente, European U18 heptathlon champion, photo by Getty Images for European Athletics
Vicente U18 all-time best
GYOR (HUN, Jul 6): On the second day of the European U18 Championships, Spain’s Maria Vicente eclipsed Alina Shukh’s world U18 heptathlon best of 6186 points with 6221 points to win the title. Vicente started her day with a championship record of 6.37m in the long jump before improving her javelin PB from 36.03m to 43.28m and then an outdoor PB of 2:23.29 in the 800m. Vicente won by a huge margin from Latvia’s Kristine Blazevica (5629) and Austria’s Chiara-Belinda Schuler (5615). Vicente’s teammate Yasiel Brayan Sotero set a championship record of 64.31m to win the discus and Ireland’s Sarah Healy, who also qualified for the 1500m heats this morning, won the 3000m final in a championship record of 9:18.05. In the women’s 100m, all three medallists were separated by 0.006 with Iceland’s Gudbjorg Jona Bjarnadottir given the verdict in 11.75 from France’s Pamera Losange and Hungary’s Boglarka Takacs who were given a dead heat for silver also in 11.75. Raphael Bouju from the Netherlands won the men’s 100m from Hungary’s Dominik Illovszky, 10.64 to 10.70, with Norway’s Pal Haugen Lillefosse taking bronze in 10.72. In the 10,000m race walk, Davide Finocchietti (45:01.33) and Aldo Andrei (45:03.50) took a one-two for Italy and other highlights included Belarus’ Aliaksei Aleksandrovich winning the shot put title with 20.97m and Ukraine’s Valeriya Ivanenko winning the girls hammer with 73.25m. Other winners include TurkeyÂ´s Batuhan Cakir in boys triple 15.62 (+0.8) and Tilde Johansson in girls long jump for Sweden 633 (+4.5).