2018 European Athletics Championships, Womens’ 4×100 meter final, photo by Getty Images/ Berlin 2018
The European Athletics Championships ended on Sunday evening, August 12, 2018. Six days of amazing performances, new stars, old stars, moments of ecstacy and, for some, moments of agony. Watching it from afar, @runblogrun relied on social media, text stories, instagram, twitter and FB to help fill in the story. We also tested a new approach to Conversations with Larry, and are thankful for your support.
Thanks to Alfons Juck and his team at EME News, we had Best quotes, performances of the Day each day of the championships. Here is their report for Day 6 of the 2018 European Champs.
BERLIN DAY 6
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It was crazy and pretty tough for me as I just improved my PB. I had to switch the poles at the higher heights for the ones I have never used before in the competition,” Mondo Duplantis.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Armand Duplantis 605 is not only World U20 record, also WL and NR and also super surprise and tied 2nd best ever performer (Tarasov, Markov, Lavillenie outdoors).
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Timur Morgunov 600 in the pole vault, Lornah Chemtai finishing one lap earlier in the 5000 m.
Italy dq in the 4×100 m semis, Wlodarczyk, Hassan, Evora, Muir, Krause expected winners, so were both British short relays.
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (15)
Asher-Smith 100 m (also equals WL), and 200 m (also WL), Duplantis PV (also WL), Warholm 400mH, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi PV (equaled), Papahristou TJ (equaled), Sprunger, Hussong, Thiam (also WL), Perez 20 km walk, Swiety-Ersetic 400 m, Belgium 4×400 m men, Britain 4×100 m semifinals and finals.
MEDALS (27 countries, + 1)
1. GBR 7-5-6, 2. POL 7-4-1, 3. GER 6-7-6, 4. FRA 3-4-3, 5. BEL + GRE 3-2-1, 7. BLR 3-1-3, 8. NOR 3-1-1
POINTS (36 countries, + 2)
1. GBR 212, 2. GER 196.5, 3. POL 172, 4. FRA 116, 5. ESP 110, 6. ITA 87, 7. UKR 79.5, 8. BLR 79
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Daniel Wessfeldt 5, Czeslaw Zapala 3, Ricky Simms 3, Marcin Rosengarten 3, Riad Ouled 2, Alfonz Juck 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Olga Nazarova 2, Norman Peart, Rene Auguin, Chiara Davini, Valentina Fedyushina, Kare Locke, Vera Michallek, Helena van der Plaetsen, Marc Osenberg, Alberto Armas, Sylvia Abmayr, Miguel Mostasa, Jos Hermens,
Steffen Keil, Marc Corstjens. No agents for Karsten Warholm, Lea Sprunger, Arthur Abele, Maryan Zakalnitskiyy, Ines Henriques and Alvaro Martin. No agents known for Koen Naert and Volha Mazuronak.
MEET RECORDS (10)
Henriques 50 km walk, Vicaut 100 m semifinal, Hughes 100 m final, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi pole vault, Hussong javelin, Perez 20 km walk, Naert marathon, Wlodarczyk hammer, Duplantis pole vault. Also WJR Duplantis and EJR J. Ingebrigtsen in the 5000 m.
Best athlete of the champs Dina Asher-Smith 3-0-0, two golds for Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Justyna Swiety and Zharnel Hughes. Only third time ever outdoors two vaulted over 6 meters in one competition. Wlodarczyk 4th gold and 5th medal. Schippers 8th medal at European Champs, Lavillenie fourth. Koen Naert first sub 2:10 in history of European Champs. 8 Amsterdam winners were able to win also in Berlin in individual events. Top participants Hungarian long distance runner Papp 7 among women and among men 7 Jesus Angel Garcia, Marian Oprea and Gerd Kanter.
Tuesday 34 822, Wednesday 37 125 Thursday 39 335 Friday 48 567 Saturday 60 500 Sunday 42 350 plus around 150 000 at victory ceremonies, marathons and walks at Breitscheidplatz at European Mile.
BERLIN (GER): The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships due to finish tonight have been the “best ever,” according to European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen. “Thank you, Berlin. You have delivered the best European Championships ever, that is for sure,” Hansen told a closing press conference at the Olympic Stadium. “I have been to every one since 1970 and maybe people will have another opinion, but we have had an unbelievable atmosphere in the stadium which has been bringing tears to the eyes, not only in my country of Norway, but in many places.”
BERLIN (GER): Henrik Ingebrigtsen said: “There are no limits for us, and we have another brother who is turning 5 years old, and soon can join the Ingebrigtsen team.”
BERLIN (GER): Two athletes managed from qualification rounds in sprints to win medals, Belgian brothers Kevin and Jonathan Borlee in the 400 m, nobody else.