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2022 Munich Diary, Day 5, a Nice Friday Evening


That is Stuart Weir’s piece on the superb Friday night time, Day 5, of the European Champs, August 19, 2022.

Friday night time

There was one other nice night time within the Olympic stadium in Munich because the European Athletics Championships enters its last weekend. The one two negatives had been that it rained a part of the night and that there have been many empty seats – disappointing when there was an action-packed program and at a weekend. However with no German medals, the general public might have determined to present it a miss.

Laura Muir of Nice Britain & Northern Eire in motion through the ATHLETICS – WOMEN’S 1500M FINAL at Olympiastadion through the European Championships 2022 on August 19, 2022, in Munich, Germany. Picture: Daniel Kopatsch / Munich2022

The primary monitor last was the ladies’s 1500, the place defending champion Laura Muir was pushed laborious by Ciara Mageean of Eire. Muir received in 4:01.08, taking her fourth medal of the summer season. 

There was a shock within the discus when Kristjan Ceh from Slovenia threw 68.28 however was crushed by Mykolas Alekna (Lithuania) with 69.78.

Topi Raitanen received the 3000m Steeplechase to present Finland their second gold medal, ending in 8:21.80.

Karsten Warholm of Norway in motion through the ATHLETICS – MEN’S 400M HURDLES FINAL at Olympiastadion through the European Championships 2022 on August 19, 2022, in Munich, Germany. Picture: Daniel Kopatsch / Munich2022

It’s laborious to choose the spotlight of the night, however the two 400m hurdles races have a robust declare. Karsten Warholm confirmed that he has recovered from the harm which hampered him in Oregon, successful in 47.12. The second was Wilfried Happio (France) in 48.56.  The subsequent three, as Geoff Wightman likes to say, you would throw a blanket over. To be truthful, I’ve by no means understood why you’ll need to! Bronze went to Yasmani Copello (Turkey) in 48.78, with Ludvy Vaillant and Joshua Abuaku each of 48.79. Nice to see the Viking again in enterprise.

Femke Bol takes the 400m hurdles! picture by Munich 2022

Femke Bol (Netherlands) added the European hurdles title to the flat 400, which she had already received. Her time was a championship report of 52.67.  She is an incredible athlete.

Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk received the triple leap with an impressive 15.02m

The 2 200m races had been exceptional.  Within the males’s, Zharnel Hughes received in 20.07 in a British 1,2,4.

The ultimate occasion of the day, the ladies’s 200m, definitely despatched the spectators house buzzing. Mujinga Kambundji (Switzerland) received in 22.32 from Dina-Asher Smith (22.43).  It was justice for Kambundji, who, it’s possible you’ll recall, had misplaced the 100 by 5/1000s of a second.  I bear in mind her remark after that defeat that she had two further races to run.

The medal desk is headed by Germany with 5 golds. Britain has received 14 medals, greater than any  different nation.

  • Since 2015, Stuart Weir has written for RunBlogRun. He attends about 20 occasions a yr together with all most international championships and Diamond Leagues. He enjoys discovering the quirky and obscure story.

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