Thomas Rohler, European Champion, Javelin, photo by PhotoRun.net
Thomas Rohler dominated the javelin in Berlin, but his quote reminds us all that, Germany’s tremendous javelin talent was tremendous hard work. Here’s the Quote of the Day, Surprise of the Day and other great info to make European Athletics Championships even more fascinating. This is the Best Quote from day 2.
BERLIN DAY 3
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We have so many strong throwers because all this has been built up, it is a long process to build a javelin team. We share knowledge, we put our heads together, the secret is NOT to have secret,” Thomas Rohler after winning the javelin.
“For ten years I have been a winner in European athletics. I have been training every day, questioning myself, I did never drop, never abate. I want to leave a legacy. I want to make my family and my friends proud, and I want to enjoy it,” Mahiedine Mekhisi-Benabbad after winning the steeple.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Guliyev low-altitude European record in the 200 m 19.76 (2nd best ever), Warholm European U23 record (third best in history of European Champs and still goes for 400 m final).
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Herman winning the 100m hurdles.
Warholm and Guliyev add European titles to world titles, Mekhissi wins fourth steeplechase title and Stefanidi defends in the pole vault. Talay DNF in the 100m hurdles /she also had injury problems/
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (3)
Asher-Smith 100 m (also equals WL), Warholm 400mH, Guliyev 200 m
MEDALS (23 countries)
POL 3-2-0, GER 2-4-1, GBR 2-2-1, GRE 2-1-0, FRA 2-0-0, TUR+UKR 1-1-1
POINTS (31 countries)
GER 93, GBR 68, POL 66, BLR 38, FRA 35, UKR 33
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Czeslaw Zapala 2, Riad Ouled 2, Ricky Simms, Norman Peart, Alfonz Juck, Marcin Rosengarten, Chiara Davini, Valentina Fedyushina, Daniel Wessfeldt, Pavel Voronkov, Kare Locke, Olga Nazarova. No agents for Karsten Warholm, Arthur Abele, Maryan Zakalnitskiyy and Ines Henriques.
MEET RECORDS (5)
Henriques 50 km walk, Vicaut 100 m semifinal, Hughes 100 m final, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi pole vault
First two Amsterdam winners succeded in Berlin: Mekhissi and Stefanidi. Thomas Rohler celebrated in the water jump his gold. 200 m final best results for all positions in the final, 400 m Hurdles except the winner also best results by position ever. Rohler second best ever at European champs.
Tuesday 34 822, Wednesday 37 720 Thursday 39 335.