Cheboksary 2015

Russia wins its fourth European title on a Mondo track.


In front of their home crowd, the Russian national athletics did not disappoint and took fourth continental title in six editions of the European Championships in Athletics for nations. Russia (368.5 points), preceded by Germany (346.5 points) and France (319.5 points). Among the twelve participating nations, strong performance also by Italy, who equaled its best result ever in the event, finishing in sixth place.

On the Mondo Sportflex track in Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the city of Cheboksary, many athletes have shown good form for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing. These include Russian Denis Kudryavtsev with the championship record in the 400m hurdles, and the Italian Giordano Benedetti with the championship record in the 800m (1:45.11). Championship record also in the relay 4x100m: in the men the UK won with a time of 38.21, among women success for Ukraine who ran in 42.50. Success and event record for France in the men's 4x400m, with a time of 3: 00:47.

Other record of the event were made by Russian Ekaterina Koneva in the triple jump (14.87m), the German Christina Schwanitz in the shot put (19.82m), Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk in hammer (78.28), the Russian Darya Klishina in long jump (6.95).