JERUSALEM (ISR, Jul 3): The third European Under-18 Championships’ opening day had only qualifications and prelims.
The girls’ heptathlon top performer is Croatian Jana Koscak who has 3730 points (4 personal records) overnight with a 331-point margin ahead of the second-placed athlete.
Koscak achieved 13.64 seconds in the hurdles, a big 1.87 lifetime best in the high jump, 13.97 meters in the shot put and 25.50 seconds in the 200 meters. There was a meet record in boys’ long jump qualification by Italian Mattia Furlani’s 7.62 meters (+1.5w) and Niels Laros of Netherlands’ 3:53.68 in the 1500 meters heats.
Another meet record came in the girls’ 100 meters via an 11.53 (+1.1w) run by Spanish Ainhoa Reparaz, but fastest was Briton Nia Wedderburn-Goodison in 11.48 (+3.1w). There was a European Under-18 leads for Mia McIntosh from Britain 13.22 (+1.4w) in the 100-meter hurdles, and for Isak Hughes from Sweden 10.44 (+0.7) in the 100-meter heats (fastest was Poland´s Marek Zakrzewski, 10.29 +2.2w) with French Clemence Rougier, 13.21 (1.2w) in the girls’ triple jump.
Also of note was Rasmus Vehmaa from Finland’s 13.18 (+3.7w) in the 110-meter hurdles heats, and Ukrainian Mykhailo Brodin’s 60.80 in the discus.
Valentina Saava from Cyprus topped the hammer qualification with 68.48 meters and Czech Martina Mazurova was best in the girls’ shot qualification with 16.66. Denmark’s Sofia Thøgersen was fastest in the 2000-meter steeplechase heats, clocking 6:45.31.
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