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Russia is the strongest team on the continent.

21.06.2015
Russia’s team victory wrapped up the action at the European Team Championships Cheboksary 2015.

The two-time European indoor champion Darya Klishina had an impressive series in the long jump, setting the Championships Record of 6.95m. Olga Sudareva from Belarus was a strong victory contender, as well, but he stayed in second with a personal best of 6.86m. Germany's Sosthene Moguenara was third with 6.79m.

"Three girls had the same mark of 6.79m at one point of the competition," said Klishina. "It was the first time in my career that there were three athletes with the exact same result! I was a little nervous, as I was competing in Russia and knew everyone was expecting a victory from me. But this extra motivation helped me."

The world record holder from France Renaud Lavillenie, as expected, scored 12 points for his team in the pole vault. His winning result - 5.85m. He then tried to clear 6.02m, but had no luck. Second place with the same result was taken to Germany's Raphael Holzdeppe. In third, the Pole Piotr Lisek with 5.80m.

"I got a little too nervous at 5.85m," said Lavillenie. "But I managed to compose myself, as I knew I was in a good shape and I had everything to clear the bar. I won, and it's what's most important at this competition."

The world and European indoor champion Mariya Kuchina set a season's best in the high jump - 1.99m. Spain's Ruth Beitia and Poland's Kamila Licwinko places second and third, respectively, with 1.97m.

The Finn Tero Pitkamaki confirmed his status of the favorite in the javelin throw, sending his implement to 84.44m. Germany's Johannes Vetter was secin with 78.97m, while Russia's Valeriy Iordan was third with 78.32m.

Russia's 4x400m team of Alyona Mamina, Kseniya Zadorina, Kseniya Ryzhova, and Mariya Mikhailyuk gained a confident victory in the 4x400m, France took second and Ukraine finished third.

In the men's 4x400m, Russia's squad of Artyom Denmukhametov, Pavel Trenikhin, Lev Mosin, and Pavel Ivashko finished fourth. The victory went to France with Great Birtain in second and Poland in third. 

After 40 events, Russia accumulated 368.5 points to gain the victory. Thus, the Cheboksary 2015 host country won four out of six European Team Championshis to date. Germany placed second with a total of 346.5 points. France took third with 319.5 points.

Three teams are relegated from Super League, and these are Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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20-21 June 2015