European Athletics - 2017 Magic Moments
When you have set a standard for yourself, now comes the hard bit. How can you match it or even improve upon it?
Nevertheless, pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi can safely feel that 2017 was the year she maintained her adherence to the gold standard she had joined in 2016, starting with a brilliant performance to win at the European Athletics Indoor ...
From the moment Belgrade were awarded the privilege of being the hosts of the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Ivana Spanovic would have had the date of Sunday 5 March written into her diary.
Back in 1977, the top films of the year were the first Star Wars movie and Saturday Night Fever while the likes of The Eagles and Boney M had massive international music hits, and high jumper Vladimir Yashchenko – wearing the red vest of the now defunct Soviet Union – went over 2.30m for a championship record at what is now the European ...
There is nothing like succeeding in front of your own fans and Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki did just that at the Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships in July.
The final day of the Bydgoszcz 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships produced a glorious record-breaking performance in the men’s 400m hurdles from one of the sports emerging superstars, Norway’s Karsten Warholm.
Wearing her bright yellow lucky spikes, Great Britain's Laura Muir completed a memorable winter by winning double gold at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade last March.
With the surprise retirement of the US world record holder Ashton Eaton, the stage was set in 2017 for a new star to shine in combined events competitions and Kevin Mayer rose to the challenge to fill the vacuum left by the American as the world's premier multi-events exponent.
Konstanze Klosterhalfen strengthened her reputation as one of the finest young middle distance talents in the world with a decisive victory at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Lille Metropole back in June, where her win helped Germany regain their title.
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