Christin Hussong, Javelin Gold, Germany, Best Quote of day, photo by Getty Images/Berlin 2018
From Stuart Weir, to Conversations with Larry, we at RunBlogRun want to give you a complete picture of the 2018 European Athletics Championships. That is why we rely on our partners, Carles Baronet, (check out his report 26), Alfonz Juck, with EME News, and Race Results Weekly. Alfonz runs EME News, and they provide Best quote, Surprise of the day, Performances of the Day for Day 4. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
BERLIN DAY 4
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Christin Hussong: “Seeing the German javelin throwers excel yesterday evening really inspired and motivated me. Suddenly, you also want to have a celebration and an experience like them. A lot of people said that I was not able to throw far at a major adult competition and in a big stadium but I proved the contrary tonight.”
RESULT OF THE DAY
Nafissatou Thiam with a 6816 world lead to win the heptathlon and Chrustin Hussong 67.90m championship record in the javelin.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins the 1500m title as the youngest winner ever from all events; Martinot-Lagarde edges out Shubenkov.
Lasitskene, Thiam, Hudson-Smith, Papahristou and Sprunger deliver in respective events; Shubenkov defeated in 110m hurdles by 0.002.
EUROPEAN LEADS 2016 (8)
Asher-Smith 100 m (also equals WL), Warholm 400mH, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi PV (equaled), Papahristou TJ (equaled), Sprunger, Hussong, Thiam (also WL)
MEDALS (25 countries, + 2)
1. GER 3-6-4, 2. GBR 3-3-3, 3. POL 3-3-0, 4. FRA + GRE 3-1-0, 6. UKR 2-2-2, 7. NOR 2-0-0, 8. BEL 1-2-1
POINTS (32 countries, + 1)
1. GER 126, 2. GBR 114, 3. POL 87, 4. UKR 60, 5. FRA 58, 6. ESP 46, 7. BLR 42, 8. BEL 37
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Czeslaw Zapala 2, Riad Ouled 2, Alfonz Juck 2, Ricky Simms 2, Daniel Wessfeldt 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Olga Nazarova 2, Norman Peart, Rene Auguin, Marcin Rosengarten, Chiara Davini, Valentina Fedyushina, Kare Locke, Vera Michallek, Helena van der Plaetsen. No agents for Karsten Warholm, Lea Sprunger, Arthur Abele, Maryan Zakalnitskiyy and Ines Henriques.
MEET RECORDS (6)
Henriques 50 km walk, Vicaut 100 m semifinal, Hughes 100 m final, Guliyev 200 m, Stefanidi pole vault, Hussong javelin
Pryshchepa is the third Amsterdam winner to get the gold also in Berlin after Mekhissi and Stefanidi. Historical three brothers in the 1500 m final and two brothers in the 400 m final. First gold for Switzerland in women 400 m hurdles. First gold for ANA athlete at this championships.
Tuesday 34 822, Wednesday 37 125 Thursday 39 335 Friday 48 567
Decathlon with Arthur Abele brought 4.72 million TV viewers in German station ARD. Lausa Grauvogel and Mareike Arndt could not run the final 800 m in Berlin in heptathlon due to car accident during their drive from stadium to hotel. It is nothing serious but they were not able to compete and finished their competition. Slovak heptathlete Lucia Vadlejch was lucky to get fourth throw in heptathlon javelin after her foul was reinstated and achieved PB and unlucky in the final 800 m as she was disqualifed for lane violation. German 4×400 m relay Janin Lindenberg, Esther Cremer, Fabienne Kohlmann and Claudia Hoffmann recieved on Friday the gold medals from 2010 European Championships after the Russian disqualification.