GREAT BRITAIN TOPPED MEDAL TABLE @ EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

Δευτέρα, 18 Αυγούστου 2014

A sensational, emotion-packed final afternoon of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Sunday had just about everything possible in three stupendous hours of sport at the Letzigrund Stadium.
There was delight for Great Britain, who won five golds to ensure a record-breaking event as they finished top of the table with 23 medals.
There was heartbreak for Switzerland's lead runner Mujinga Kambundji who dropped the baton as she left her blocks in the 4x100m relay.
There was personal satisfaction for France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad who won the 1500m after being disqualified in the 3000m steeplechase.
There was disbelief for Spain's Ruth Beitia who retained her high jump title at the age of 35.


And, perhaps above everything else, there was the celebration of life for Germany's Antje Moldner-Schmidt who won the 3000m steeplechase just four years after battling cancer.
Track and field athletics does not come better than this - and for Britain, a day for the individual double as they finished with 12 golds overall from their set of 23, beating their record of 19 from the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in 2010.

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