Karston Warholm and Jonathan Edwards, post 400m victory, (45.05 WL, =ER), photo by Getty Images/European Athletics
The 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships will be remembered as three fine days of global athletics and the emergence of several European stars who could achieve superstardom. Here’s a look back at Day 2, thanks to our friends at EME News (thanks Alfonz Juck).
EME NEWS (MAR 2, 2019)
QUOTES OF THE DAY
“It’s only a start towards the Tokyo Olympics. I knew I felt great, it was only me who could lose this competition tonight.”
“I am 16 minutes past my bedtime, but it’s an amazing day.”
“I think I deserve to own half of Jakob’s medals. So in my mind, I won one bronze and half a gold medal. We prepared for everything but we didn’t plan anything.”
RESULT OF THE DAY
Karsten Warholm equalled Thomas SchonlebeÂ´s European indoor record from 1988 with 45.05.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen is the youngest ever European Indoor champion. First Norway gold at European Indoors.
Lea Sprunger World lead in the 400 m.
Title defender Selina Buchel out in 800 m semifinals. Richard Kilty as twice winner in past 4th in the 60 m.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Jan Volko despite injury worries winning for Slovakia 60 m. Only second gold for the country from European Indoors.
AGENTS (by gold medals)
Czeslaw Zapala, Steffen Keil, Greg Kirkpatrick, Alfons Juck, Marcin Rosengarten, Marco Tamberi, Stale-Jan Froynes, Daniel Wessfeldt, Janusz Szydlowski and Lea Sprunger officialy represents herself alone.
EUROPEAN INDOOR RECORD
2 – 45.05 Warholm equalled, + J. Ingebritgtsen European U20 record
4 – Muir 3000 m 8:30.61, KJT 4983 pentathlon (4th best ever score), Sprunger 400 m sf+f
ADDITIONAL EUROPEAN LEADS
3 – 21.65 Haratyk, Warholm, Tamberi HJ
5 – Muir 3000 m 8:30.61, in pentathlon 8.09 Ndama, 196 KJT equalled, 2:09.13 KJT, Warholm 400 m
Only Muir so far in the 3000 m.