European Athletics Team Championships final standings

Russia retained their crown at the 4th European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Gateshead after a day of incredible drama.

The defending champions complete a hat-trick taking the top slot in Gateshead with 354.5 points, Germany followed in the second place with 347.5 points. Hosts Great Britain finished third with 338 points.

The Czech Republic topped the table at the European Athletics Team Championships First League in Dublin with 351.5 points, while Sweden and the Netherlands finished second and third with 311 and 299 points respectively. All three teams earned promotion to the top league for 2014.

Slovenia finished at the top in the Second League held in Kaunas with 221 points while hosts Lithuania finished second with 209 points and both were promoted to the First League for the next year.

In the Third League in Banska Bystrica, hosts Slovak Republic topped the charts with 531.5 points while Latvia followed suit with 484.5 points to earn promotion to the Second League for the next year.

The bottom three teams in the Super League in Gateshead were relegated to the First League for 2014, while the bottom two teams from the First and Second League were also relegated.

The overall standings at the end of the second and final day of the event follow.

FINAL STANDINGS

European Athletics Team Championships Super League - Gateshead

1. Russia 354.5
2. Germany 347.5
3. Great Britain 338
4. France 310.5
5. Poland 305.5
6. Ukraine 291.5
7. Italy 260.5
8. Spain 251
9. Turkey 197.5
10. Belarus 155.5 (R)
11. Greece 152 (R)
12. Norway 137 (R)

European Athletics Team Championships 1st League - Dublin

1. Czech Republic 351.5 (P)
2. Sweden 311 (P)
3. Netherlands 299 (P)
4. Romania 297.5
5. Portugal 269
6. Finland 250.5
7. Ireland 242
8. Belgium 236.5
9. Hungary 225
10.Estonia 211
11. Bulgaria 208 (R)
12. Switzerland 206 (R)

European Athletics Team Championships 2nd League - Kaunas

1. Slovenia 221 (P)
2. Lithuania 209 (P)
3. Serbia 192
4. Croatia 178.5
5. Denmark 171.5
6. Austria 161
7. Cyprus 155 (R)
8. Israel 150 (R)

European Athletics Team Championships 3rd League – Banska Bystrica

1. Slovak Republic 531.5 (P)
2. Latvia 484.5 (P)
3. Moldova 455.5
4. Iceland 430.5
5. Luxembour 396.5
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina 352
7. Georgia 338
8. Azerbaijan 312.5
9. Armenia 301
10. Montenegro 275
11. Malta 243.5
12. Macedonia 190.5
13. Andora 149
14. Athletic Association of Small States of Europe 130.5
15. Albania 65.5

Note:
(P) - Promoted
(R) - Relegated