Euro Team Champs — 2 More Big Johannes Vetter Bombs

Already the year leader with his 309-1 in Ostrava, Johannes Vetter improved that twice, to 309-2 and 315-11. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI)

CHORZÓW, POLAND, May 29-30 — Undeniably, the highlight of the Euro Team Championships was the brilliant first-day spear work of Johannes Vetter.

Already the holder of the No. 2 throw in world history, the 28-year-old German threw everything into his first attempt, an arcing toss out to a 309-2 (94.24) world leader, the No. 9 performance in history.

Then he went to the well again, charging hard and thrusting the implement into the sky. This time it floated even farther, piercing the turf at 315-11 (96.29), the No. 3 effort ever, trailing only Jan Železný’s World Record 323-1 (98.48) and his own 320-9 (97.76) from last fall (see chart).



He wanted more, but a pain in his right quad stopped him. He withdrew and went for an MRI, which showed some fluid in the muscle but nothing serious. “I’m a bit sad,” he said of stopping early. Of his best he indicated that there was more to come, “That was great. It was pretty world class. Today would have been something really big.”

In the end, it was Poland that came up big on home soil to defend its overall title successfully, a victory that wasn’t clinched until Great Britain missed an exchange in the 4×4. The Poles edged Italy, 181½–179.

Starring for the Poles, the reigning world hammer champion Paweł Fajdek overcame a wet ring to produce his best throw in 4 years, a 272-3 (82.98) that put him atop the yearly world list.

The throws were notable for the women as well, with Christin Hussong of Germany launching her javelin to 227-0 (69.19) to move to No. 8 all-time.

The meet featured only 7 teams when the other qualifier, Ukraine, had to withdraw with C19 issues.


EURO TEAM CHAMPS

Combined Teams: 1. Poland 181½; 2. Italy 179; 3. Great Britain 174; 4. Germany 171; 5. Spain 167; 6. France 140; 7. Portugal 97½.

MEN’S RESULTS

100(-0.5): 1. Mouhamadou Fall (Fra) 10.28; 2. Lorenzo Patta (Ita) 10.29; 3. Lucas Ansah-Peprah (Ger) 10.35; 4. Przemysław Słowikowski (Pol) 10.42.

200(-1.0): 1. Eseosa Desalu (Ita) 20.48; 2. Jesus Gomez (Spa) 20.87 =PR; 3. Owen Ansah (Ger) 20.96.

400: 1. Thomas Jordier (Fra) 45.65; 2. Cameron Chalmers (GB) 45.89; 3. Davide Re (Ita) 45.90; 4. Samuel García (Spa) 46.31.

800: 1. Jake Wightman (GB) 1:45.71; 2. Mariano Garcia (Spa) 1:46.45; 3. Mateusz Borkowski (Pol) 1:46.66; 4. Simone Barontini (Ita) 1:47.12.

1500: 1. Robert Farken (Ger) 3:56.64; 2. Jesús Gómez (Spa) 3:56.79; 3. Michał Rozmys (Pol) 3:57.13; 4. Archie Davis (GB) 3:57.89.

3000: 1. Isaac Nader (Por) 8:31.26; 2. Yann Schrub (Fra) 8:31.82; 3. Adel Mechaal (Spa) 8:32.08; 4. Yassin Bouih (Ita) 8:32.68.

St: 1. Fernando Carro (Spa) 8:39.67; 2. Mehdi Belhadj (Fra) 8:40.03; 3. Osama Zoghlami (Ita) 8:40.41; 4. Krystian Zalewski (Pol) 8:40.57.

5000: 1. Yemaneberhan Crippa (Ita) 13:17.23; 2. Hugo Hay (Fra) 13:17.95 PR; 3. Carlos Mayo (Spa) 13:18.15 PR; 4. Tom Mortimer (GB) 13:28.12 PR.

110H(-0.3): 1. Asier Martínez (Spa) 13.43; 2. David King (GB) 13.63; 3. Damian Czykier (Pol) 13.65; 4. Lorenzo Perini (Ita) 13.71.

400H: 1. Alessandro Sibilio (Ita) 49.70; 2. Alastair Chalmers (GB) 49.95; 3. Ludvy Vaillant (Fra) 50.76; 4. Emil Nana Kwame Agyekum (Ger) 51.07.

4 x 100: 1. Germany 38.73 (Ansah-Peprah, Ansah, Giese, Schulte); 2. Spain 39.07; 3. France 39.12; 4. Poland 39.16.

4 x 400: 1. Italy 3:02.64 (Re, Sibilio, Scotti, Aceti); 2. Spain 3:03.10; 3. Poland 3:03.43; 4. France 3:03.59.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Norbert Kobielski (Pol) 7-4¼ (2.24) ; 2. William Grimsey (GB) 7-4¼; 3. Falk Wendrich (Ger) 7-2½ (2.20); 4. Sebastien Micheau (Fra) 7-1 (2.16).

PV: 1. Robert Sobera (Pol) 18-6½ (5.65) ; 2. Harry Coppell (GB) 18-2½ (5.55); 3. Oleg Zernikel (Ger) 18-2½; 4. Matteo Cristoforo Capello (Ita) 17-8½ (5.40).

LJ: 1. Filippo Randazzo (Ita) 25-10¼ (7.88); 2. Fabian Heinle (Ger) 25-8 (7.82); 3. Augustin Bey (Fra) 25-5¼ (7.75); 3. Eusebio Cáceres (Spa) 25-5¼ (7.75).

TJ: 1. Max Heß (Ger) 56-2½ (17.13); 2. Pedro Pablo Pichardo (Por) 55-9¾ (17.01); 3. Pablo Torrijos (Spa) 55-6½ (16.93); 4. Tobia Bocchi (Ita) 54-6½ (16.62).

SP: 1. Michał Haratyk (Pol) 70-¼ (21.34); 2. Leonardo Fabbri (Ita) 68-1¾ (20.77); 3. Scott Lincoln (GB) 65-7½ (20.00); 4. Simon Bayer (Ger) 65-3¼ (19.89).

DT: 1. Lawrence Okoye (GB) 210-8 (64.22) ; 2. Robert Urbanek (Pol) 205-3 (62.57); 3. David Wrobel (Ger) 201-10 (61.52); 4. Giovanni Faloci (Ita) 195-8 (59.65).

HT: 1. Paweł Fajdek (Pol) 272-3 (82.98) (WL) (252-3, 261-3, 272-3, p) (76.90, 79.64, 82.98, p);

2. Javier Cienfuegos (Spa) 253-0 (77.11); 3. Quentin Bigot (Fra) 251-9 (76.75) ; 4. Chris Bennett (GB) 243-1 (74.09).

JT: 1. Johannes Vetter (Ger) 315-11 (96.29) (WL) (x, 3 W) (309-2 [WL—x, 9 W], 315-11, p, p) (94.24, 96.29, p, p);

2. Marcin Krukowski (Pol) 279-3 (85.12); 3. Odel Jainaga (Spa) 278-2 (84.80) NR; 4. Roberto Orlando (Ita) 251-0 (76.51).

WOMEN’S RESULTS

100(1.3): 1. Pia Skrzyszowska (Pol) 11.25 PR; 2. Lisa Mayer (Ger) 11.27; 3. Imani Lansiquot (GB) 11.27; 4. Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue (Fra) 11.33.

200(0.6): 1. Beth Dobbin (GB) 22.78; 2. Dalia Kaddari (Ita) 22.89 PR; 3. Rebekka Haase (Ger) 23.00; 4. Marlena Gola (Pol) 23.33 PR.

400: 1. Natalia Kaczmarek (Pol) 51.36 PR; 2. Aauri Lorena Bokesa (Spa) 52.22; 3. Corinna Schwab (Ger) 52.72; 4. Cátia Azevedo (Por) 52.99.

800: 1. Ellie Baker (GB) 2:00.95; 2. Elena Bellò (Ita) 2:02.06; 3. Angelika Sarna (Pol) 2:02.54; 4. Lena Kandissounon (Fra) 2:02.75 PR.

1500: 1. Gaia Sabbatini (Ita) 4:14.87; 2. Salomé Afonso (Por) 4:15.08; 3. Marta Pérez (Spa) 4:15.24; 4. Erin Wallace (GB) 4:15.65.

3000: 1. Revee Walcott-Nolan (GB) 9:13.36 PR; 2. Lucía Rodríguez (Spa) 9:14.45 PR; 3. Vera Coutellier (Ger) 9:15.27; 4. Renata Pliś (Pol) 9:16.10.

St: 1. Alicja Konieczek (Pol) 9:35.63; 2. Elena Burkard (Ger) 9:36.04; 3. Irene Sánchez (Spa) 9:41.44; 4. Martina Merlo (Ita) 9:43.42.

5000: 1. Nadia Battocletti (Ita) 15:46.95; 2. Blanca Fernández (Spa) 15:51.44; 3. Denise Krebs (Ger) 15:53.09; 4. Aude Korotchansky (Fra) 15:56.55 PR.

100H(-0.1): 1. Pia Skrzyszowska (Pol) 12.99; 2. Luminosa Bogliolo (Ita) 13.05; 3. Teresa Errandonea (Spa) 13.24; 4. Anne Weigold (Ger) 13.32.

400H: 1. Lina Nielsen (GB) 55.59; 2. Carolina Krafzik (Ger) 55.71; 3. Linda Olivieri (Ita) 56.17; 4. Sara Gallego (Spa) 56.83 PR.

4 x 100: 1. Great Britain 43.36 (Dobbin, Lansiquot, Williams, Henry); 2. Poland 43.83; 3. France 43.91; 4. Portugal 44.92.

4 x 400: 1. Poland 3:26.37 (Hołub-Kowalik, Lesiewicz, Święty-Ersetic, Kaczmarek); 2. Great Britain 3:27.16; 3. Italy 3:29.05; 4. Germany 3:29.55.

Field Events

HJ: 1. Kamila Lićwinko (Pol) 6-4¼ (1.94); 2. Alessia Trost (Ita) 6-3¼ (1.91); 3. Emily Borthwick (GB) 6-2 (1.88); 4. Imke Onnen (Ger) 6-2.

PV: 1. Roberta Bruni (Ita) 14-7¼ (4.45); 2. Malen Ruiz de Azua (Spa) 14-3¼ (4.35); 3. Molly Caudery (GB) 14-3¼; 4. Margot Chevrier (Fra) 13-11¼ (4.25).

LJ: 1. Maryse Luzolo (Ger) 21-8¼ (6.61) =PR; 2. Magdalena Żebrowska (Pol) 21-6 (6.55); 3. María Vicente (Spa) 21-¾ (6.42); 4. Laura Strati (Ita) 20-11¼ (6.38).

TJ: 1. Rouguy Diallo (Fra) 46-4 (14.12) ; 2. Naomi Ogbeta (GB) 45-11¾ (14.01); 3. Adrianna Szóstak (Pol) 45-9¾ (13.96) PR; 4. Neele Eckhardt (Ger) 45-9¼ (13.95).

SP: 1. Sara Gambetta (Ger) 61-6¼ (18.75); 2. Auriol Dongmo (Por) 61-5¾ (18.74); 3. Klaudia Kardasz (Pol) 59-7½ (18.17); 4. Sophie McKinna (GB) 58-7½ (17.87).

DT: 1. Liliana Cá (Por) 201-4 (61.36); 2. Marike Steinacker (Ger) 194-6 (59.29); 3. Kirsty Law (GB) 190-8 (58.13); 4. Daria Zabawska (Pol) 186-6 (56.86).

HT: 1. Alexandra Tavernier (Fra) 246-3 (75.06); 2. Malwina Kopron (Pol) 240-1 (73.18); 3. Sara Fantini (Ita) 230-8 (70.31); 4. Laura Redondo (Spa) 228-1 (69.53).

JT: 1. Christin Hussong (Ger) 227-0 (69.19) PR (8, x W) (214-5, 227-0, 212-4, f) (65.37, 69.19, 64.73, f);

2. Jona Aigouy (Fra) 185-8 (56.59); 3. Freya Jones (GB) 179-5 (54.68); 4. Klaudia Regin (Pol) 179-4 (54.66). ◻︎

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