Ruuskanen throws third longest javelin of 2012 | 28.08.2012
|Spain's Ruth Beitia hung up her spikes after winning the
national high jump title for a record 19th time in Pamplona.
The championships once again saw a high quality javelin contest, where European medallist Ari Mannio finished second with a best throw of 84.62m, while former world champion Tero Pitkamäki was third with 83.48m.
The 200m was won by Jonathan Astrand in a solid 20.72 (0.0).
The final day of the Swedish Championships in Stockholm saw Nil de Oliveira win the 200m in 20.75 (+0.3). Kim Amb threw 80.73m in the javelin, while European 400m champion Moa Hjelmer, having already won the 100m, topped the field in the 200m in 23.50 (-0.2).
The second day of the Spanish Championships in Pamplona marked the farewell of Ruth Beitia from the sports. A tearful Beitia won the Spanish high jump title for the 19th time with an effort of 1.96m, and now says goodbye to the sport after a year in which she won the gold medal at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki and came fourth in the London Olympics.
Luis Alberto Marco won the 800m in 1:47.77, beating Antonio Reina (1:47.84), while David Bustos won a fiercely contested 1500m in 3:45.93, with Diego Ruiz (3:46.06) and Alvaro Rodriguez (3:46.18) coming second and third respectively.
Angel Mullera won the 3000m steeplechase in 8:31.28, while Miguel Angel Lopez won the 10,000m walk in 40:25.31.
The last day of the Norwegian Championships in Kristiansand saw Tonje Angelsen clear 1.90m to win the women’s high jump.
European Champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen won the 1500m in 3:43.07, while Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal took the 5000m in 15:36.18
At the Inter Counties meet in Bedford, Great Britain, 18-year-old Chijundu Ujah clocked an impressive 10.26 (+1.5) in the 100m.
Luke Fagan won the 200m in 20.88 (+1.5), having run 20.67 in the semi-final, while Nigel Levine won the 400m in 46.34.
At the International Combined Events meet in Woerden, the Netherlands, Czech Adam Sebastian Helcelet won with a score of 7867 points, while Norwegian record holder Ida Marcussen topped the heptathlon field with 5949 points.
At a special high jump gala held in Tallinn, Estonia, Ana Iljustsenko cleared 1.92m to win, while Tia Hellebaut finished sixth with a clearance of 1.81m.
In the men’s competition Arvydas Stanys of Lithuania won with a clearance of 22.24m, with second and third places going to Oleksandr Nartov (UKR) and Jaroslav Baba (CZE), both clearing 2.21m.
At the Dunecki Memorial meet held in Torun, Poland, Kamil Krynski clocked 20.84 (+0.5) in the 200m
At the seventh meet to be held in Kielce, Poland, the top wins went to Konrad Szuster in the discus (62.16m) and Joanna Fiodorow in the hammer (72.00m).
In Czestochowa, Poland, Marek Plawgo ran the 400m hurdles in 50.55.
In Wels, Austria, Olympian Ivona Dadic scored 5552 points to win the Austrian heptathlon title.
At the Belgian Combined Events Championships held in Verviers, Nafissatou Thiam scored an excellent 5916 points in the U20 category.
At a National League meet held in Pardubice, Czech Republic, Jan Veleba won the sprint double in 10.50 (-0.2) and 20.87 (+0.3).
Ladislav Prasil achieved 19.55m in the shot put, while Lenska Masna clocked 2:04.44 in the 800m and Slovak walker Maria Czakova won the 3000m race in 12:55.82.
In Hannover, Germany, Kai Kazmierek won the German decathlon title with 7924 points.