European Athletics News

Lisek stars in Monaco with London approaching 22 July 2017

Piotr Lisek started the year in the best possible fashion, winning the pole vault title at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade and he could be en route to making it a golden double.

 

Shukh edges out Ruckstuhl in a classic heptathlon battle 21 July 2017

While the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in May produced arguably the greatest heptathlon competition in history, the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto was the scene of perhaps the best ever heptathlon at junior level with four athletes breaking the 6000 points barrier.

 

Tortu crowned European U20 100m champion 21 July 2017

Filippo Tortu was aiming before the championships to break his Italian U20 record of 10.15 in the 100m final but times were irrelevant on a windy evening inside the Carlo Zecchini Stadium on the second evening of the European U20 Athletics Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

Rusu kicks for 10,000m gold in Grosseto 21 July 2017

Romania’s Dorin Andrei Rusu played the waiting game to perfection as he sprinted to victory in the 10,000m on the first evening session of the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

 

Smerdova lands first gold medal in Grosseto 20 July 2017

Competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete, Yana Smerdova followed up her success at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady in May when she won the U20 10km walk with another victory over the same distance on the track at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

 

 

How to follow the European Athletics U20 Championships 20 July 2017

The European Athletics U20 Championships take place in Grosseto, Italy between Thursday and Sunday this week (20-23 July) and you can follow the action live.

 

Ingebrigtsen targets a hat-trick of titles in Grosseto 19 July 2017

Jakob Ingebrigtsen has already made plenty of headlines this summer season with his exploits across a range of distances and he is set to star at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

 

Perkovic improves Croatian record to 71.41m 19 July 2017

Sandra Perkovic has suffered two rare defeats this summer to Cuba’s Yaime Perez but the Olympic and European champion has reasserted herself as the hot favourite for the world title in London next month with two ginormous throws at the Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona on Thursday evening.

 

Edoburun’s golden progress through the ranks 19 July 2017

With his powerful, high thigh lift, Great Britain’s Ojie Edoburun is one of the most recognisable young sprinters in the sport.When he charged down the home straight at the Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships last week, usually at the front of the pack or very close to it, there was no mistaking who was running.

Championship records poised to fall at U20 Championships in Grosseto 18 July 2017

A 5.60m clearance was sufficient to win the pole vault at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz on Sunday but with four vaulters competing at the European Athletics U20 Championships boasting of lifetime bests equal to – or in excess of – that mark, there is every chance this category will outperform their older counterparts in Grosseto.

Live streaming from the European Athletics U20 Championships 18 July 2017

European Athletics will stream the European Athletics U20 Championships from Grosseto, Italy, on its website. The event takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week (20-23 July).

Hejnova rounding into form with London approaching 17 July 2017

Zuzana Hejnova hasn’t been in vintage form this season but with the World Championships in London just around the corner, the reigning two-time champion has put herself back into the fray for title contention at the Rabat Diamond League on Sunday night.

 

Bydgoszcz: a championships to remember 17 July 2017

As the curtain came down in Bydgoszcz on Sunday evening, one thing was certain: the 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships will be remembered for a long time.

 

Stefanidi and Lasitskene maintain unbeaten runs in Padua 17 July 2017

Olympic champion Ekaterini Stefanidi and world champion Mariya Lasitskene both extended their unbeaten streaks heading towards the World Championships in London at the Meeting Citta di Padova on Sunday (16) evening.

 

Kolak lives up to the billing with javelin gold 16 July 2017

It is not often an Olympic champion appears at the European Athletics U23 Championships but Croatia’s Sara Kolak did not disappoint as she followed Rio javelin gold with Bydgoszcz glory.

 

Klosterhalfen storms to 1500m gold in Bydgoszcz 16 July 2017

Once more, Konstanze Klosterhalfen demonstrated what an incredible talent she is and what an amazing future she has after taking control of the 1500m with just over 800m metres left to win brilliantly.

 

Warholm and Skagestad make it a Norwegian double in Bydgoszcz 16 July 2017

Karsten Warholm has a gold medal at last to celebrate in his amazing season after a record-breaking performance in the men's 400m hurdles on the final day of the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz this afternoon.

 

Volko breaks championship record in the 200m 16 July 2017

Twenty-four hours after becoming the first Slovak man to win a major outdoor sprint medal, Jan Volko took that little bit of history into a different stratosphere this evening in Bydgoszcz at the European Athletics U23 Championships.

 

 

Janezic beats Warholm in a 400m thriller 15 July 2017

Slovenia's Luka Janezic came storming down the home straight to become the European U23 400m champion in Bydgoszcz just as it looked like Karsten Warholm's amazing summer would be rubber-stamped with gold.

 

Kolak leaves her mark in javelin qualifying 15 July 2017

It is no surprise who finished top of qualifying in the women's javelin at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz today as Croatia's Olympic champion Sara Kolak showed she really does mean business.

 

Bukowiecki throws 21.59m to break championship record 14 July 2017

Konrad Bukowiecki won gold for Poland in the shot put at the European Athletics U23 Championships in a way that typifies his domination of the event. 

 

Swoboda and Edoburun are crowned sprint champions in Bydgoszcz 14 July 2017

Ewa Swoboda and Ojie Edoburun today showed they are among the greatest young sprinters in the sport by winning the 100m titles at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz – two years on from their glory at the European Athletics U20 Championships.

 

At last, Mayo is the champion in Bydgoszcz 13 July 2017

Spain's Carlos Mayo finally put himself on top of the podium as he produced a sensational burst of speed to win the first gold medal of the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz with victory in the 10,000m on Thursday night.

 

Leffler has narrow lead in heptathlon thriller in Bydgoszcz 13 July 2017

There is some battle developing in the heptathlon at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz.

 

Bukowiecki soars into the final with a championship record 13 July 2017

Konrad Bukowiecki gave the European Athletics U23 Championships a sizzling start on the first morning of competition on Thursday. 

How to follow the European Athletics U23 Championships 13 July 2017

The Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships takes place between Thursday and Sunday this week (13-16 July) and you can follow the action live.

Modahl and Nool praise 'I Run Clean' initiative 12 July 2017

Diane Modahl and Erki Nool today hailed the European Athletics’ I Run Clean(™) online anti-doping education platform for its importance in teaching youngsters about the dangers of doping.

 

A parade of stars on show at the European U23 Championships 12 July 2017

It will be very much a parade of champions at the European Athletics U23 Championships which start in Bydgoszcz tomorrow morning, but not for one minute are any of them taking their presence for granted.

 

Hansen seeks to mandate anti-doping education for all European championships 12 July 2017

Launching European Athletics’ I Run Clean(TM) online anti-doping education platform, European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said he will propose a regulation making completion of the programme a mandatory entry requirement for athletes taking part in future European championship events.

 

Vetter moves to second on world all-time lists with 94.44m in Luzern 12 July 2017

Johannes Vetter has been on the cusp of breaking into 90 metre-plus territory all season and the Olympic fourth-placer did so in the most emphatic style on a cool and damp evening at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meeting on Tuesday (11).