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The 36 th Europea Indoor Athletics is complete. 700 plus athletes representing 46 countries is impressive anytime is impressive, but in a pandemic, it is most impressive.
Athletes took medals home to 22 countries. Thanks to EME News on this amazing data.
EME NEWS (MAR 7, 2021)
STORY OF THE DAY
Maksim Nedasekau with 237 clearance beat “Legolas Tamberi” in a special style. After two failures at 2.35m, he jumped 2.37m straight away.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Four more world leads were set on a closing day with 7.77 Visser, 7.03 Del Ponte, 237 Nedasekau to be mentioned, also Jakob Ingebrigtsen completed his 1500m and 5000m double.
Also, Wilhelm Belocian narrowly won the 60m hurdles with 7.42 to go to fourth on the continent’s all-time list.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Top 400 m hurdler Patryk Dobek, who had only seriously switched to 800 m in this indoor season upstaged everybody with gold.
SUMMARY (14 finals)
Wilhelm Belocian went to equal fourth on the European all-time list with his blistering 7.42 to win the 60m hurdles. Andy Pozzi was just a hundredth behind for second, equalling his PB, the best ever 2nd place at Euroindoors. Paolo dal Molin won bronze with 7.56.
With the ninth-best score in the history of 6392 (world lead), Kevin Mayer regained his title from defending champion Jorge Urena (6158). Pawel Wiesiolek set a PB of 6133 for bronze.
Armand Duplantis was flawless as he succeeded first time at 5.60m, 5.80m 5.85m, and a meeting record of 6.05m before three attempts at a world record 6.19m. Valentin Lavillenie gave a good account of the family name with an indoor PB of 5.80m for silver with Piotr Lisek third on 5.80m.
Ajla Del Ponte improved her PB and season’s best by 0.11 to set a world lead of 7.03. With Lotta Kemppinen second on 7.22, it was the biggest winning margin in history and the first women 60 m medal for Finland. Jamie Samuel had the same time for bronze.
Defending champion Nadine Visser clocked a world lead of 7.77 as she convincingly won the women’s 60m hurdles for equal seventh on the European all-time list. Siblings Cindy Sember (7.89) and Tiffany Porter (7.92) emulated the Kallur sisters in this event 16 years earlier by making the podium.
As expected, defending champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen completed his double, becoming the first man ever to take both 1500m and 3000m in these championships. With a sub-55 final 400m, he went away from Isaac Kimeli (7:49.41) and Adel Mechaal (7:49.47).
Maksim Nedasekau won an enthralling high jump battle with Gianmarco Tamberi. Clearing 2.37m at the first attempt, that came after two failures and a pass at 2.35m, where Tamberi had his best jump. Thomas Carmody won bronze with a distant 2.26m.
Yaroslava Mahuchikh took the expected win in the women’s event after first-time clearances at 1.94m, 1.98m, and 2.00m and then attempted 2.07m, going close with her last attempt. Iryna Herashchenko took silver with 1.98m and Ella Junilla 196 Finnish record.
Pedro Pablo Pichardo dominated the triple jump, chalking up his best of 17.30m in the first round and following up with three other jumps over 17m. Alex Copello was second with 17.04m and Max Hess third with 17.01m in last-round drama.
Patricia Mamona took the women’s event with a Portuguese record 14.53m in the third round. Ana Peleteiro moved from fourth to second with 14.52m in the final round – ahead of Neele Eckhardt, who had the same distance. World No.1 ParaskevÃ PapahrÃstou was just fifth with 14.31m.
In the 800m, Poles took the top two places but not via Adam Ksczot, who was fourth, as Patryk Dobek took gold in his first season of competitive 800m running. The hurdler set a PB of 1:46.81 to hold off the fast-finishing Mateusz Borkowski (1:46.90), while fastest in the field Jamie Webb was third in 1:46.95.
Favorite Keely Hodgkinson became the youngest European women’s 800m champion in history at 19 years four days with 2:03.88. Joanna Jozwik was second with 2:04.00 and Angelika Cichocka took bronze with 2:04.15 as Poles took four of the four-lap medals.
The Netherlands led from start to finish in the men’s 4x400m, clocking a European lead of 3:06.06, with Czech Republic second on 3:06.54 and Britain third in 3:06.70.
The Dutch women made it a double, thanks to Femke Bol bringing them home with 49.99 to a European lead and champs record of 3:27.15. She had to overtake Britain (3:28.20) on her leg as Poland took bronze without Swiety-Ersetic in 3:29.94.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I like the game of passing heights, it makes me angry and that makes me jump better. That’s why I passed here again after two failures at 2.35. At 2.40 my jumps were not so good, but I just wanted to test myself at this height.”
MEDALS (22 countries)
NED 4-1-2, POR 3-0-0, GBR 2-4-6, BEL 2-2-1, FRA 2-2-0, UKR 2-1-0
POINTS (34 countries)
GBR 112.5, POL 90, NED 75.5, GER 68, ESP 63, ITA 51
AGENTS (by individual gold medals)
Daniel Wessfeldt 3, Alberto Suarez 2, Aivar Karotamm 2, Caroline Feith 2, Federico Rosa, Alfonz Juck, Helene van der Plaetsen, Zdenek Lubensky, Pavel Voronkov, Marc Osenberg, Marcello Magnani, Marc Corstjens, Dan Lilot, Laurent Meuwly, Carinne Knapp-Messerschmidt, Juan Pineda, Marcin Rosengarten, Rene Auguin. And Kevin Mayer is not having an agent.
WORLD LEADS (8)
MiltiÃ¡dis Tentoglou (8.35m, long jump)
Nafi Thiam (4904, pentathlon)
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (6.92m, long jump)
Lamont Jacobs (6.47, 60m)
Maksim Nedasekau (2.37m, high jump)
Nadine Visser (7.77, 60m hurdles)
Kevin Mayer (6392, heptathlon)
Ajla Del Ponte (7.03, 60m)
OTHER EUROPEAN LEADS (4)
Femke Bol (50.63, 400m)
Wilhelm Belocian (7.42, 60m hurdles)
Netherlands 4x400m men (3:06.06)
Netherlands 4x400m women (3:27.15)
CHAMPIONSHIP BESTS (3)
Armand Duplantis (6.05m, pole vault)
Netherlands 4x400m women (3:27.15)
Simon Hammer 6.75 heptathlon 60 m (equaled)
yes (3): MiltiÃ¡dis Tentoglou (long jump), Nadine Visser (60m hurdles), Jakob Ingebrigtsen (3000 m)
no: Alvaro de Arriba (800m), Michal Haratyk (shot), Marcin Lewandowski (1500 m), Lea Sprunger (400 m), PaweÅ‚ Wojciechowski (pole vault), Jan Volko (60m), Milan Trajkovic (60mH), Gianmarco Tamberi (high jump), Jorge Urena (heptathlon), Belgium men 4x400m, Poland women 4×400 m, Ana Peleteiro (triple jump)
rest: did not compete.