Euroopa Kergejõustikuliidu uudised (inglise keeles)

100 years since Antwerp and the advent of the Flying Finns 15. august 2020

One hundred years ago today, the athletics events of the Antwerp 2020 Olympic Games got underway and, as can be imagined, they had a rather different complexion to the more recent celebrations oin the 21st century.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen eclipses European 1500m record with 3:28.68 in Monaco 14. august 2020

Still only 19, the incredible double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen from Norway set his second European record of the season in the 1500m with 3:28.68 in the Monaco Diamond League on Friday (14) evening.

More European stars confirmed for Irena Szewinska Memorial 14. august 2020

Strong fields featuring Poland’s leading athletes and a smattering of international stars are being assembled for the Irena Szewinska Memorial in Bydgoszcz on 19 August, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meeting.

50 Golden Moments: Backley defies odds to capture fourth title in Munich 13. august 2020

Steve Backley’s near misses at the Olympic Games against the great Czech Jan Zelezny have been well-documented and while his medal cabinet does lack a gold medal from a global championships, the Brit has the distinction of going unbeaten in his long and esteemed European Championships career. 

Five European outdoor champions confirmed for Janusz Kusocinski Memorial 13. august 2020

Four-time world champion Pawel Fajdek and reigning European champion Wojciech Nowicki are some of the world class Polish athletes to be announced for the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial in Chorzow on 25 August. 

Coe: "I didn’t want to end my career without a recognisable 800m title" 12. august 2020

With European Athletics celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe speaks exclusively and in-depth to European Athletics on his European Championships career which was bookmarked by gold medals in the 800m in both 1977 and 1986.

Vetter launches a world lead of 91.49m in Turku 12. august 2020

Only 48 hours after improving his European lead with 87.36m at the German Championships, Johannes Vetter added nearly four metres to the world lead with his longest throw in two years at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku on Tuesday (11), a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meeting.

50 Golden Moments: Guliyev scorches to 19.76 200m in Berlin 11. august 2020

Nine years after reaching the world final in 2009 when Usain Bolt produced the greatest 200m the world has ever seen, it was Ramil Guliyev’s turn to celebrate arguably the greatest moment of his career on the same track at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Stahl launches discus to world leading 71.37m in Sollentuna 11. august 2020

Reigning world champion Daniel Stahl has been largely frustrated by his form in 2020 but the Swede produced the second longest throw of his career at the Sollentuna GP, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meeting, on Monday (10) evening.

Mismas and Halasz voted Athletes of the Month for July 10. august 2020

Hungary’s Bence Halasz and Slovenia’s Marusa Mismas have been voted Athletes of the Month for July 2020.

Ehammer sets world decathlon lead of 8231 points in Langenthal 10. august 2020

Reigning European U20 champion Simon Ehammer continued his seemingly smooth ascent into the senior ranks by highlighting the Swiss Combined Events Championships with a world leading total in the decathlon.

Vetter seals German javelin title with European-leading 87.36m 10. august 2020

Johannes Vetter won the javelin title at the German Championships with another European-leading mark of 87.36m and the 2017 world champion is hoping to further surpass this mark in the upcoming weeks.

Get voting! Athletes of the Month nominees for July announced 07. august 2020

After a four month break, European Athletics has relaunched its popular Athlete of the Month contest across its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, giving fans their say on who were the outstanding European athletes of the previous month.  

50 Golden Moments: Espana pips Farah in 5000m thriller in Gothenburg 06. august 2020

Not too many Europeans can boast a victory over Mo Farah on the track but Spain’s Jesus Espana has the distinction of being the only runner to beat Farah outdoors at the European Athletics Championships, pipping the Brit in a thrilling 5000m duel in Gothenburg.

Kangas tops European hammer list with 79.05m in Espoo 06. august 2020

European U23 hammer finalist Aaron Kangas highlighted the Espoo Motonet Grand Prix on Wednesday (5) evening, setting a lifetime best and European leading performance of 79.05m with his sixth throw.

Irada Mehdiyeva: "Belgrade empowered and motivated me to go and do" 05. august 2020

European Athletics continues its series of profiles of women’s athletics leaders on the continent by talking to Irada Mehdiyeva from Azerbaijan.

50 Golden Moments: Radcliffe storms to 30:01.09 10,000m in Munich 04. august 2020

Paula Radcliffe had to be assisted off the track after a virus left her weakened and out of the medals in the 10,000m at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest but the Brit was in unconquerable form at the Munich 2002 European Athletics Championships.

Meijer clears a Swedish record of 4.83m in Norrkoping 03. august 2020

Michaela Meijer continued her superlative year by breaking the Swedish pole vault record in Norrkoping on Saturday (1).

Tzengko, 17, breaks world U20 javelin record in Ioannina 02. august 2020

Only 17, Elina Tzengko broke the world U20 javelin record on the first day of the Greek U20 Championships in Ioannina on Saturday (1) and she still has one full season left in the junior ranks.

Vetter leaves it late to clinch victory in Kuortane 02. august 2020

Germany’s Johannes Vetter left it late but came away with victory in the javelin at the Kuortane Games on Saturday (1), a World Athletics Continental Tour Europe Bronze Meeting.

Reekie edges out Muir in a European leading 1:59.52 in Trieste 01. august 2020

Jemma Reekie held off her more esteemed training partner Laura Muir in a thrilling 800m at the Triveneto Meeting Internazionale Meeting in Trieste on Saturday (1) evening, a European Athletics Outdoor Area Permit Meeting. 

2021 European 10,000m Cup to take place in London on 5 June 31. juuli 2020

The 2021 European 10,000m Cup will return to Highgate, London on 5 June when Europe’s leading distance runners and Great Britain’s foremost club runners will toe the start-line for a full day of racing at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track.  

Who and where? Eleven meetings to follow in early August 31. juuli 2020

The athletics season has been profoundly affected by the continuing coronavirus pandemic but the action steps up a pace over the next two weekends with international meetings in Kuortane and Trieste on Saturday (1) following by national championships action across the continent the following weekend.  

50 Golden Moments: Lavillenie soars to 6.04m in Prague 2015 30. juuli 2020

Renaud Lavillenie’s campaign at the 2013 European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg ended inauspiciously after his 6.07m clearance was deemed invalid and his campaign for a fourth title in Prague very nearly began on a similar note.

Torrijos breaks Spanish outdoor triple jump record in Castellon 30. juuli 2020

Pablo Torrijos became the first Spaniard to surpass the 17 metre-line outdoors in the triple jump in Castellon on Wednesday (29) evening.

50 Golden Moments: Hortelano's surprise 200m triumph in Amsterdam 28. juuli 2020

The Spanish media had a field day when Bruno Hortelano won the 200m gold medal at the Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships.

European leads from Amb, Kramer and Reh; world age-17 best for Kosonen 27. juuli 2020

The last weekend of July saw several European-leading marks with the outstanding performer being Swedish javelin thrower Kim Amb who improved his personal best to 86.49m in Zweibrucken, Germany on Saturday (25).

Mageean and Bol set European-leading performances in Berne 25. juuli 2020

Competing for the first time since a brief indoor season, European indoor and outdoor 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean dispatched a high quality field over 800m at the Citius Champs in Berne on Friday (24) evening.

Kate O’Connor: “Being world class in every event is one of my goals” 24. juuli 2020

“I want to be world class in every event” is quite an ambition for a young heptathlete. But for Kate O’Connor, the first Irishwoman to score over 6000 points in the heptathlon, she is well on her way to achieving that ambition. 

Dadic smashes 6000 points-barrier in one hour heptathlon in Amstetten 24. juuli 2020

Ivona Dadic set herself the target of breaking the 6000 points-barrier in the one hour heptathlon in Amstetten on Thursday (23) evening and the Austrian comfortably exceeded this total, scoring a European leading mark of 6235 points.