2001 European Athletics Junior Championships

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2001 European Athletics Junior Championships
Isinbayeva Berlin 2009.jpg
Yelena Isinbayeva set a championship record in the pole vault
Host city Grosseto, Italy Italy
Date(s) 19 – 22 July
Main stadium Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini
Level Under-20
Records set 5 Championship records

The 2001 European Athletics Junior Championships was an athletics competition for athletes under-20 which was held at the Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini in Grosseto, Italy from 19 – 22 July 2001. A total of 44 events were contested, 22 by male and 22 by female athletes. Two new events were introduced into the programme: the women's 2000 metres steeplechase and the women's 10,000 m track walk (replacing the 5000 m walk event). Five new championships records were recorded over the four-day competition, in addition to the two marks set in the newly introduced events.

Russia topped the medals table with eight golds and shared the honour of the greatest medal haul (17) with second placed Great Britain which won six gold medals. Poland came third with five golds, although fourth placed Germany had a larger medal total (15) but with one less gold medal.

Two British sprinters were nominated as the best athletes of the tournament: Vernicha James won the women's award for her 200 metres and 4×400 metres relay gold medals, as well as a 4×400 metres relay bronze. Mark Lewis-Francis took the men's award for his 100 metres gold and for anchoring the men's sprint relay to the team title. Russian Anastasiya Ilyina won the gold in the long jump and triple jump, setting a championship record in the latter event. Former Ethiopian Elvan Abeylegesse did the 3000/5000 metres double for Turkey, breaking the championship record in the 5000 m. Michał Hodun of Poland took the shot put and discus gold medals, while Belgian athlete Kevin Rans completed an unusual silver medal double at the competition in the 200 m and the pole vault.

Among the athletes who won medals at the competition were Carolina Klüft, Yelena Isinbayeva and Andreas Thorkildsen – all of whom went on to become 2004 Olympic gold medallists. Elvan Abeylegesse, Anna Chicherova and Marian Oprea also went on to win Olympic medals. The decathlon junior champion Ladji Doucouré successfully changed focus to the 110 metres hurdles, becoming the 2005 World Champion.

Records[edit]

Mark Lewis-Francis won the 100 m and helped set a new relay record.
Name Event Country Record Type
Alexandr Ivanov Men's javelin throw  Russia 80.18 CR
Tyrone Edgar
Dwayne Grant
Tim Benjamin
Mark Lewis-Francis
Men's 4×100 metres relay  United Kingdom 39.24 CR
Elvan Abeylegesse Women's 5000 metres  Turkey 15:21.12 CR
Anastasiya Ilyina Women's triple jump  Russia 14.12 CR
Yelena Isinbayeva Women's pole vault  Russia 4.40 CR
Key:0000WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • CR — Championship record  • NR — National record

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
(wind: 2.4 m/s)
 Mark Lewis-Francis (GBR) 10.09  Tim Goebel (GER) 10.18  Igor Blazevic (CRO) 10.31
200 m  Ronald Pognon (FRA) 20.80  Kevin Rans (BEL) 20.89  Dwayne Grant (GBR) 20.92
400 m  Tim Benjamin (GBR) 46.43  Johan Wissman (SWE) 46.81  Bastian Swillims (GER) 46.88
800 m  René Herms (GER) 1:46.98  Arnoud Okken (NED) 1:48.02  Ricky Soos (GBR) 1:48.43
1500 m  Cosimo Caliandro (ITA) 3:48.49  Tomasz Babiszkiewicz (POL) 3:48.66  Arturo Casado (ESP) 3:48.76
5000 m  Mo Farah (GBR) 14:09.91  Bruno Saramago (POR) 14:11.65  Noel Cutillas (ESP) 14:12.43
10,000 m  Vasyl Matviychuk (UKR) 30:43.19  Aliaksandr Nikalayuk (BLR) 30:46.37  Abdulrahman Kara (TUR) 31:00.36
3000 m steeplechase  Radosław Popławski (POL) 8:46.36  Mircea Bogdan (ROM) 8:49.76  Hristóforos Meroúsis (GRE) 8:51.87
110 m hurdles  Philip Nossmy (SWE) 13.81  Sebastian Siebert (GER) 13.83  Dominic Girdler (GBR) 14.16
400 m hurdles  Christian Duma (GER) 50.26  Henning Hackelbusch (GER) 50.76  Mikhail Lipski (RUS) 51.00
10,000 m walk  Yevgeniy Demkov (RUS) 43:34.12  Sergei Lystov (RUS) 43:39.46  Benjamin Kuciński (POL) 43:44.87
High jump  Andrei Chubsa (BLR) 2.23 m  Jiri Krehula (CZE) 2.21 m  Mickael Hanany (FRA) 2.19 m
Pole vault  Dmitriy Kuptsov (RUS) 5.55 m  Kevin Rans (BEL) 5.50 m  Stauros Kouroupacis (GRE) 5.35 m
Long jump  Louis Tsatoumas (GRE) 7.98 m (w)  Jan Zumer (SLO) 7.72 m (w)  Dmitri Sapinski (RUS) 7.72 m
Triple jump  Marian Oprea (ROM) 16.65 m  Jonathan Moore (GBR) 16.43 m  Viktor Yastrebov (UKR) 16.43 m
Shot put  Michał Hodun (POL) 18.23 m  Robert Häggblom (FIN) 17.96 m  Marco Fortes (POR) 17.86 m
Discus throw  Michał Hodun (POL) 57.95 m  Arnost Holovsky (CZE) 54.46 m  Dzmitry Sivakou (BLR) 54.23 m
Hammer throw  Krisztián Pars (HUN) 69.42 m  Alexei Elisseev (RUS) 68.32 m  Eşref Apak (TUR) 67.56 m
Javelin throw  Alexandr Ivanov (RUS) 80.18 m CR  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 76.98 m  Saku Kuusisto (FIN) 76.98 m
4x100 metres relay  Great Britain
Tyrone Edgar
Dwayne Grant
Timothy Benjamin
Mark Lewis-Francis
39.24 CR  France
Steve Bonvard
Ronald Pognon
Xavier Guillaume
Ladji Doucouré
39.76  Poland
Mariusz Latkowski
Marcin Świerczyński
Krzysztof Koczoń
Paweł Ptak
39.96
4x400 metres relay  Poland
Marcin Marciniszyn
Michał Matyjaszczyk
Piotr Kędzia
Karol Grzegorczyk
3:06.12  United Kingdom
Robert Tobin
Russell Nicholls
Sam Ellis
Tim Benjamin
3:06.21  Spain
David Melo
Diego Ruiz
Jairo Vera
Jorge Artal
3:07.47
Decathlon  Ladji Doucouré (FRA) 7747 pts  Lars Albert (GER) 7683 pts  Atis Vaisjuns (LAT) 7497 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: 2.1 m/s)
 Katchi Habel (GER) 11.24 w  Gwladys Belliard (FRA) 11.50 w  Amélie Huyghes (FRA) 11.59 w
200 metres  Vernicha James (GBR) 22.93  Katchi Habel (GER) 23.38  Maja Nose (SLO) 23.60
400 metres  Tatyana Firova (RUS) 52.94  Lisa Miller (GBR) 53.29  Kim Wall (GBR) 53.52
800 metres  Lucia Klocová (SVK) 2:03.76  Kerstin Werner (GER) 2:03.99  Tetyana Petlyuk (UKR) 2:04.15
1500 metres  Ljiljana Ćulibrk (CRO) 4:13.13  Emma Ward (GBR) 4:13.51  Riina Tolonen (FIN) 4:14.48
3000 metres  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 8:53.42  Tatyana Chulakh (RUS) 9:02.64  Ulla Tuimala (FIN) 9:07.35
5000 metres  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 15:21.12 CR  Elina Lindgren (FIN) 16:11.55  Collette Fagan (GBR) 16:16.39
100 metres hurdles
(wind: 2.1 m/s)
 Gergana Stoyanova (BUL) 13.04 w  Adrianna Lamalle (FRA) 13.08 w  Lucie Škrobáková (CZE) 13.30 w
400 metres hurdles  Zofia Malachowska (POL) 57.78  Patrícia Lopes (POR) 57.93  Mariya Menshikova (RUS) 58.83
2000 metres steeplechase  Catalina Oprea (ROM) 6:34.89  Gwendoline Després (FRA) 6:36.06  Antje Hoffmann (GER) 6:36.67
4×100 metres relay  Germany (GER)
Nadine Hentschke
Christa Kaufmann
Kerstin Grötzinger
Katchi Habel
44.16  France (FRA)
Amélie Huyghes
Cecile Sellier
Gwladys Belliard
Adriana Lamalle
44.37  Great Britain (GBR)
Danielle Norville
Eleanor Caney
Amy Spencer
Vernicha James
44.66
4×400 metres relay  Great Britain (GBR)
Kim Wall
Olivia Hines
Vernicha James
Lisa Miller
3:34.63  Germany (GER)
Eileen Müller
Claudia Hoffmann
Nadine Balkow
Larissa Kettenis
3:36.20  Romania (ROM)
Diana Koroszi
Liliana Barbulescu
Norica Manafu
Maria Rus
3:41.12
10,000 m track walk  Tatyana Kozlova (RUS) 46:22.67  Athanasia Tsoumeleka (GRE) 46:29.20  Beatriz Pascual (ESP) 46:49.81
High jump  Ramona Pop (ROM) 1.92 m  Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.90 m  Anna Ksok (POL) 1.90 m
Pole vault  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.40 m CR  Natalya Kushch (UKR) 4.15 m  Vanessa Boslak (FRA) 4.15 m
Long jump  Anastasiya Ilyina (RUS) 6.38 m  Alina Militaru (ROM) 6.32 m  Katarzyna Klisowska (POL) 6.26 m
Triple jump  Anastasiya Ilyina (RUS) 14.12 m CR  Athanasia Perra (GRE) 13.73 m (w)  Viktoriya Gurova (RUS) 13.68 m
Shot put  Natalya Khoroneko (BLR) 16.92 m  Kristin Marten (GER) 16.02 m  Claudia Villeneuve (FRA) 15.82 m
Discus throw  Natalya Fokina (UKR) 56.69 m  Vera Begić (CRO) 55.02 m  Olga Chernogorova (BLR) 54.49 m
Hammer throw  Ivana Brkljačić (CRO) 64.18 m  Martina Danišová (SVK) 61.97 m  Berta Castells (ESP) 61.04 m
Javelin throw  Halina Kakhava (BLR) 55.40 m  Goldie Sayers (GBR) 55.40 m  Marion Bonaudo (FRA) 53.71 m
Heptathlon  Carolina Klüft (SWE) 6022 pts  Maren Freisen (GER) 5956 pts  Olga Karas (RUS) 5745 pts

Medal table[edit]

Elvan Abeylegesse helped Turkey with her 3000/5000 m wins.
Kevin Rans won Belgium's only medals with silvers in the 200 m and pole vault.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 8 4 5 17
2  Great Britain 6 5 6 17
3  Poland 5 1 4 10
4  Germany 4 9 2 15
5  Romania 3 2 1 6
6  Belarus 3 1 2 6
7  France 2 5 5 12
8  Ukraine 2 1 2 5
9  Croatia 2 1 1 4
10  Sweden 2 1 0 3
11  Turkey 2 0 2 4
12  Greece 1 2 2 5
13  Slovakia 1 1 0 2
14=  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
14=  Hungary 1 0 0 1
14=  Italy 1 0 0 1
17  Finland 0 2 3 5
18=  Portugal 0 2 1 3
18=  Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
20  Belgium 0 2 0 2
21  Slovenia 0 1 1 2
22=  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
22=  Norway 0 1 0 1
24  Spain 0 0 5 5
25  Latvia 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 44 132

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References[edit]

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