2012 European Cross Country Championships

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2012 European Cross Country Championships
Organisers EAA
Edition 19th
Date 9 December
Host city Szentendre, Hungary
Races 6
Distances 9.880 km – Men
8.050 km – Women
8.050 km – U23 men
6.025 km – U23 women
6.025 km – Junior men
4.000 km – Junior women

The 2012 European Cross Country Championships was the 19th edition of the cross country running competition for European athletes which was held in Szentendre, Hungary on 9 December. Andrea Lalli of Italy won the men's title to become the country's first ever champion at the competition. The men's team race was won by Spain. Fionnuala Britton was the winner in the senior women's race, becoming the first woman to retain her title. Team Ireland took gold in the senior women's race.

Race results[edit]

Andrea Lalli became the first Italian to win the competition.

Senior men[edit]

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Andrea Lalli  Italy 30:01
Silver medal icon.svg Hassan Chahdi  France 30:11
Bronze medal icon.svg Daniele Meucci  Italy 30:13
4 Thomas Farrell  Great Britain 30:14
5 Carles Castillejo  Spain 30:14
6 Ayad Lamdassem  Spain 30:14
7 Polat Kemboi Arıkan  Turkey 30:21
8 Javier Guerra  Spain 30:22
9 Bashir Abdi  Belgium 30:26
10 Steve Vernon  Great Britain 30:28
11 Jonathan Taylor  Great Britain 30:30
12 Milan Kocourek  Czech Republic 30:33
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Spain
Carles Castillejo
Ayad Lamdassem
Javier Guerra
Juan Carlos Higuero
Antonio Dávid Jiménez
35
Silver medal icon.svg  Great Britain
Thomas Farrell
Steve Vernon
Jonathan Taylor
Andy Vernon
Tom Humphries
38
Bronze medal icon.svg  Italy
Andrea Lalli
Daniele Meucci
Gabriele De Nard
Patrick Nasti
Alex Baldaccini
63
  • Totals: 92 entrants, 92 starters, 84 finishers, 8 teams.[1]

Senior women[edit]

The Women's podium
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Fionnuala Britton  Ireland 27:45
Silver medal icon.svg Ana Dulce Félix  Portugal 27:47
Bronze medal icon.svg Adrienne Herzog  Netherlands 27:48
4 Almensh Belete  Belgium 27:54
5 Laurane Picoche  France 27:55
6 Sophie Duarte  France 27:55
7 Nadia Ejjafini  Italy 27:59
8 Linda Byrne  Ireland 28:17
9 Lisa Stublić  Croatia 28:18
10 Diana Martín  Spain 28:19
11 Louise Damen  Great Britain 28:22
12 Sara Moreira  Portugal 28:26
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Ireland
Fionnuala Britton
Linda Byrne
Ava Hutchinson
Lizzie Lee
Sarah McCormack
52
Silver medal icon.svg  France
Laurane Picoche
Sophie Duarte
Christine Bardelle
Magali Bernard
Maryline Pellen
52
Bronze medal icon.svg  Great Britain
Louise Damen
Caryl Jones
Rosie Smith
Elle Baker
Katrina Wootton
60
  • Totals: 54 entrants, 54 starters, 54 finishers, 8 teams.[1]

Under-23 men[edit]

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Henrik Ingebrigtsen  Norway 24:30
Silver medal icon.svg Soufiane Bouchikhi  Belgium 24:40
Bronze medal icon.svg James Wilkinson  Great Britain 24:43
4 Jesper van der Wielen  Netherlands 24:46
5 Romain Collenot-Spiret  France 24:50
6 Antonio Abadía  Spain 24:57
7 Abdelaziz Merzoughi  Spain 24:57
8 Hayle Ibrahimov  Azerbaijan 24:59
9 Ørjan Grønnevig  Norway 25:00
10 Simon Denissel  France 25:02
11 Abdi Hakin Ulad  Denmark 25:04
12 Lars Erik Malde  Norway 25:05
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  France
Romain Collenot-Spiret
Simon Denissel
Michael Gras
Matthieu Lonjou
Tanguy Pepiot
50
Silver medal icon.svg  Spain
Antonio Abadía
Abdelaziz Merzoughi
Roberto Alaiz
Aitor Fernández
Gabriel Navarro
59
Bronze medal icon.svg  Great Britain
James Wilkinson
Andrew Heyes
Simon Horsfield
Dewi Griffiths
Scott McDonald
80
  • Totals: 99 entrants, 99 starters, 94 finishers, 15 teams.[1]

Under-23 women[edit]

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Jess Coulson  Great Britain 20:40
Silver medal icon.svg Lyudmila Lebedeva  Russia 20:49
Bronze medal icon.svg Clémence Calvin  France 20:52
4 Gulshat Fazlitdinova  Russia 20:52
5 Lauren Howarth  Great Britain 20:56
6 Corinna Harrer  Germany 21:04
7 Carla Salomé Rocha  Portugal 21:05
8 Yekaterina Matyunina  Russia 21:07
9 Viktoriya Pohoryelska  Ukraine 21:08
10 Catarina Ribeiro  Portugal 21:20
11 Layes Abdullayeva  Azerbaijan 21:23
12 Hannah Walker  Great Britain 21:27
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Russia
Lyudmila Lebedeva
Gulshat Fazlitdinova
Yekaterina Matyunina
Yelena Sedova
27
Silver medal icon.svg  Great Britain
Jess Coulson
Lauren Howarth
Hannah Walker
Lily Partridge
Beth Potter
Hannah Alderson
33
Bronze medal icon.svg  Germany
Corinna Harrer
Jana Sussmann
Melanie Stemper
Domenika Weiss
Jannika John
86
  • Totals: 63 entrants, 63 starters, 63 finishers, 6 teams.[1]

Junior men[edit]

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Szymon Kulka  Poland 18:43
Silver medal icon.svg Mitko Tsenov  Bulgaria 18:47
Bronze medal icon.svg Kieran Clements  Great Britain 18:57
4 Ferdinand Kvan Edman  Norway 18:59
5 Djilali Bedrani  France 18:59
6 Isaac Kimeli  Belgium 19:00
7 Alexandre Saddedine  France 19:00
8 Dino Bošnjak  Croatia 19:01
9 Charlie Grice  Great Britain 19:02
10 Viktor Bakharev  Russia 19:03
11 Mikhail Strelkov  Russia 19:04
12 Johannes Motschmann  Germany 19:10
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Russia
Viktor Bakharev
Mikhail Strelkov
Nikita Vysotskiy
Rudolf Petrukhin
Ivan Panferov
Aleksandr Novikov
50
Silver medal icon.svg  France
Djilali Bedrani
Alexandre Saddedine
Emmanuel Roudolff Levisse
Hamza Habjaoui
Félix Bour
51
Bronze medal icon.svg  Great Britain
Kieran Clements
Charlie Grice
Ian Bailey
Charlie Hulson
Luke Traynor
54
  • Totals: 116 entrants, 116 starters, 114 finishers, 19 teams.[1]

Junior women[edit]

Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Amela Terzić  Serbia 13:29
Silver medal icon.svg Emelia Gorecka  Great Britain 13:37
Bronze medal icon.svg Maya Rehberg  Germany 13:43
4 Maruša Mišmaš  Slovenia 13:44
5 Annabel Mason  Great Britain 13:47
6 Ummuhani Karacadir  Turkey 13:54
7 Mariya Hodakyvska  Ukraine 14:00
8 Jenny Walsh  Great Britain 14:01
9 Monica Florea  Romania 14:04
10 Yevdokiya Bukina  Russia 14:05
11 Luiza Litvinova  Russia 14:07
12 Liv Westphal  France 14:08
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Great Britain
Emelia Gorecka
Annabel Mason
Jenny Walsh
Jessica Judd
Alex Clay
Rhona Auckland
28
Silver medal icon.svg  Germany
Maya Rehberg
Anna Gehring
Caterina Granz
Johanna Schulz
Lisa Ziegler
Laura Clart
106
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia
Yevdokiya Bukina
Luiza Litvinova
Zulfira Fazlitdinova
Alena Shukhtuyeva
111
  • Totals: 94 entrants, 94 starters, 93 finishers, 16 teams.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 2 3 5 10
2  Russia 2 1 1 4
3  Ireland 2 0 0 2
4  France 1 3 1 5
5  Spain 1 1 0 2
6  Italy 1 0 2 3
7  Norway 1 0 0 1
 Poland 1 0 0 1
 Serbia 1 0 0 1
10  Germany 0 1 2 3
11  Portugal 0 1 0 1
 Belgium 0 1 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
14  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f [1]