This is the event-by-event coverage of the 2023 European Indoor Athletics Championships for Friday, March 3, 2023!
Euro Indoors, Day 1, Session 2!
Women’s 60-meter semi-finals
Semi-Final 1, Ewa Swoboda, POL won semi 1, going away in 7.10. Rani Rosius, BEL, ran 7.16 PB for second, both move to final, Dilme Voroo, EST, 7.29 NR in third. Asha Philip, GBR, in sixth, in 7.35.
Semi 2, Daryll Neita, GBR ran 7.07! She looked amazing, as Alexand Burghardt, GER, in 7.23, bot move to final, Sarah Atcho, SUI, ran 7.26 for 3rd, waiting on semi 3 to see if she makes it!
Semi 3, Wow! Mujinga Kambundji, SUI, runs 7.05 to win semi 3! Delphine Nkansa, BEL, was 2nd in 7.22! Jael Bestue, EST, 7.23, Arialis Martinez, POR, 7.24 all move to final!
semi 1. Carl Bengstrom, SWE ran 45.77 SB to win, Matej Krsek, CZE, ran 46.03 PB, Alexander Doom, BEL< ran 46.12, all 3 to final!
Semi 2, Karsten Warholm, NOR, 45.43, dominated the semi. Julien Watrin ran 45.82 NR and Oscar Husillos, ESP, 45.86 q, move to final!
Women’s 400m semi-final
Semi 1, Lieka Klaver, NED, blasted a 51.43 to win, with Anna Kielbasinska, POL, 51.67, and Lada Vondrova, CZE, 52.12 move to final.
Semi 2, Femke Bol ran 52.19, with focus and relaxed effort; she is the focus of the final. Susanne Gogl-Walli, AUT, 52.40, Tereza Petrizilokova, CZE, 52.93, all move to the final tomorrow.
Men’s shot put,
The Italian, Zane Weir, moved through three attempts, 21.16m, 21.89m, then, BOOM, 22.06m! Weir took the EL and the gold with that throw!
Tomas Stanek, CZE, defending champion, threw 20.54m, 21.90m, foul, 21.45m, foul, then 21.06m. His second throw held onto silver.
Roman Kokoshko, UKR, threw 21.25m, 20.57m, fould, foul, foul, then, BOOM, 21.84, taking Mihaljevic out of the medals.
A joyous Weir gives Italy a wonderful shot gold!
Konstanze Klosterhalfen had run five 3000m races in twelve days.
Klosterhalfen, who loves to race, hit the 1k in 3:00, 2k in 5:50 and let at 2800m in 8:04. Hannah Klein ran a perfect race, running a PB of 8:35.7 to take gold; Klosterhalfen ran 8:36.50 to take silver and Melissa Courtney-Bryant, GBR ran a smart race, to take bronze in the 3000m in 8:41.19.
An early race tussle pushed George Mills out of the race and Osama Meslek to DNF.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR, with a month off due to sickness, hit the 400m in 57.50, 800m in 1:55.47, with Neil Gourley leading at 800m, then, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took the lead once again,…
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