2008 European Cup (athletics)

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The 29th and final SPAR European Cup took place on 21 and 22 June 2008 at the Parc des Sports Stadium in Annecy, France. The Parc des Sports Annecy Stadium was also stadium for 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was the last edition of the European Cup which from 2009 has been replaced by European Team Championships combining the men and women competitions.

Superleague[edit]

Final Standings[edit]

Day 1 standings[edit]

Men

Pos Country Pts
1  Great Britain 55
2  Poland 52
3  France 52
4  Italy 46
5  Germany 45
6  Russia 37
7  Spain 37
8  Greece 35

Women

Pos Country Pts
1  Russia 71
2  Ukraine 58
3  Great Britain 51
4  Poland 51
5  France 42
6  Italy 42
7  Belarus 40
8  Germany 39

Men's results[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Tyrone Edgar (GBR) 10.20  Martial Mbandjock (FRA) 10.25  Tobias Unger (GER) 10.37
200 metres  Marlon Devonish (GBR) 20.52  Anastásios Goúsis (GRE) 20.57  Alexander Kosenkow (GER) 20.61
400 metres  Martyn Rooney (GBR) 45.33  Claudio Licciardello (ITA) 45.57  Denis Alekseyev (RUS) 45.67
800 metres  Manuel Olmedo (ESP) 1:49.98  Marcin Lewandowski (POL) 1:50.13  Yuriy Koldin (RUS) 1:50.17
1500 metres  Mehdi Baala (FRA) 3:40.55  Arturo Casado (ESP) 3:40.70  Carsten Schlangen (GER) 3:41.75
3000 metres  Andy Baddeley (GBR) 8:01.28  Jesús España (ESP) 8:01.62  Sergey Ivanov (RUS) 8:01.91
5000 metres  Mohamed Farah (GBR) 13:44.07  Carles Castillejo (ESP) 13:57.37  Daniele Meucci (ITA) 14:03.04
3000 m steeplechase  Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (FRA) 8:33.10  Ildar Minshin (RUS) 8:34.89  Andrew Lemoncello (GBR) 8:36.33
100 m hurdles  Jackson Quiñónez (ESP) 13.40  Konstadínos Douvalídis (GRE) 13.59  Yevgeniy Borisov (RUS) 13.66
400 m hurdles  Periklís Iakovákis (GRE) 49.15  Marek Plawgo (POL) 49.44  Salah Ghaidi (FRA) 49.64
4 × 100 m relay  Great Britain (GBR)
Christian Malcolm
Tyrone Edgar
Marlon Devonish
Rikki Fifton
38.48  Poland (POL)
Dariusz Kuć
Łukasz Chyła
Kamil Masztak
Marcin Jędrusiński
38.61  Italy (ITA)
Emanuele Di Gregorio
Simone Collio
Massimiliano Donati
Maurizio Checcucci
38.73
4 × 400 m relay  France (FRA)
Leslie Djhone
Teddy Venel
Brice Panel
Richard Maunier
3:02.33  Great Britain (GBR)
Robert Tobin
Dale Garland
Conrad Williams
Martyn Rooney
3:02.66  Germany (GER)
Simon Kirch
Kamghe Gaba
Florian Seitz
Bastian Swillims
3:03.04
High jump  Andrey Silnov (RUS) 2.32 m  Andrea Bettinelli (ITA) 2.30 m  Javier Bermejo (ESP) 2.24 m
Pole vault  Danny Ecker (GER) 5.55 m  Przemysław Czerwiński (POL) 5.55 m  Steven Lewis (GBR) 5.40 m
Long jump  Loúis Tsátoumas (GRE) 8.17 m  Marcin Starzak (POL) 8.09 m  Nils Winter (GER) 8.05 m
Triple jump  Phillips Idowu (GBR) 17.46 m  Colomba Fofana (FRA) 17.21 m  Fabrizio Schembri (ITA) 17.01 m
Shot put  Peter Sack (GER) 20.41 m  Tomasz Majewski (POL) 20.32 m  Yves Niaré (FRA) 20.31 m
Discus throw  Mario Pestano (ESP) 68.34 m  Robert Harting (GER) 65.25 m  Piotr Małachowski (POL) 63.20 m
Hammer throw  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 79.26 m  Nicola Vizzoni (ITA) 77.32 m  Markus Esser (GER) 75.07 m
Javelin throw  Peter Esenwein (GER) 79.23 m  Laurent Dorique (FRA) 75.97 m  Igor Janik (POL) 75.65 m

Women's results[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Yulia Nestsiarenka (BLR) 11.17  Emma Ania (GBR) 11.22  Yevgeniya Polyakova (RUS) 11.26
200 metres  Muriel Hurtis (FRA) 22.75  Christine Ohuruogu (GBR) 23.23  Natalya Rusakova (RUS) 23.29
400 metres  Nicola Sanders (GBR) 51.17  Nataliya Pyhyda (UKR) 51.57  Tatyana Veshkurova (RUS) 52.00
800 metres  Jenny Meadows (GBR) 2:01.20  Élodie Guégan (FRA) 2:01.65  Anna Rostkowska (POL) 2:01.82
1500 metres  Sylwia Ejdys (POL) 4:19.17  Nataliya Tobias (UKR) 4:19.70  Susan Scott (GBR) 4:19.83
3000 metres  Lidia Chojecka (POL) 9:03.49  Helen Clitheroe (GBR) 9:04.38  Olga Komyagina (RUS) 9:05.76
5000 metres  Nataliya Berkut (UKR) 15:23.97  Kate Reed (GBR) 15:40.73  Regina Kashayeva (RUS) 15:50.98
3000 m steeplechase  Gulnara Galkina (URS) 9:35.32  Valentyna Zhudina (UKR) 9:35.42  Wioletta Frankiewicz (POL) 9:39.60
110 m hurdles  Yevheniya Snihur (UKR) 12.81 PB  Aurelia Trywiańska-Kollasch (POL) 12.82  Yuliya Kondakova (RUS) 12.83
400 m hurdles  Anastasiya Rabchenyuk (UKR) 54.64  Anna Jesień (POL) 54.81  Jonna Tilgner (GER) 56.15
4 × 100 m relay  Russia (RUS)
Yevgeniya Polyakova
Natalya Rusakova
Yuliya Gushchina
Yuliya Chermoshanskaya
42.80  Great Britain (GBR)
Anyika Onuora
Montell Douglas
Jeanette Kwakye
Emma Ania
42.95  Italy (ITA)
Anita Pistone
Vincenza Calì
Giulia Arcioni
Audrey Alloh
43.04 NR
4 × 400 m relay  Russia (RUS)
Yuliya Gushchina
Olesya Krasnomovets
Tatyana Veshkurova
Lyudmila Litvinova
3:23.77  France (FRA)
Phara Anacharsis
Thélia Sigère
Solen Désert-Mariller
Virginie Michanol
3:26.63  Belarus (BLR)
Katsiaryna Bobryk
Iryna Khliustava
Anna Kozak
Yulianna Yuschanka
3:27.13
High jump  Ariane Friedrich (GER) 2.03 m  Viktoriya Styopina (UKR)
 Antonietta Di Martino (ITA)
1.95 m Not awarded
Pole vault  Yuliya Golubchikova (RUS) 4.73 m  Anna Rogowska (POL) 4.66 m  Silke Spiegelburg (GER) 4.59 m
Long jump  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS) 7.04 m  Jade Johnson (GBR) 6.81 m PB  Bianca Kappler (GER) 6.63 m
Triple jump  Olha Saladukha (UKR) 14.73 m  Teresa Nzola Meso Ba (FRA) 14.51 m  Magdelin Martinez (ITA) 14.28 m
Shot put  Christina Schwanitz (GER) 18.55 m  Anna Omarova (RUS) 18.30 m  Chiara Rosa (ITA) 18.03 m
Discus throw  Svetlana Saykina (RUS) 62.56 m  Nataliya Semenova (UKR) 62.25 m  Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 59.01 m
Hammer throw  Aksana Menkova (BLR) 75.97 m  Manuela Montebrun (FRA) 72.18 m  Iryna Novozhylova (UKR) 71.12 m
Javelin throw  Natallia Shymchuk (BLR) 63.24 m NR  Mariya Abakumova (RUS) 61.78 m  Zahra Bani (ITA) 58.13 m
  • Abakumova later disqualified for doping

First League[edit]

Nations of 1st League (16 teams, men and women, in two groups of equal level).

Group A[edit]

at Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, (Portugal), on 21 & 22 June 2008.

Men's

 Austria
 Belgium
 Belarus
 Czech Republic
 Finland
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Portugal

 Belgium was relegated into League 1 from Superleague 2007 and  Austria &  Norway are promoted into the 1st League from 2007 2nd League for 2008 European Cup.

Women's

 Belgium
 Czech Republic
 Finland
 Ireland
 Lithuania
 Netherlands
 Portugal
 Spain

 Spain was relegated into League 1 from Superleague 2007 and  Belgium &  Lithuania are promoted into the 1st League from 2nd League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Day 1[edit]

Events and winners[edit]

Men

Event Winner Country
Hammer throw Aleksandr Vashchyla  Belarus
High jump Tomáš Janku  Czech Republic
400m hurdles Ondrej Danek  Czech Republic
100m Francis Obikwelu  Portugal
1500m Michal Šneberger  Czech Republic
Shot put Rutger Smith  Netherlands
Long jump Nelson Évora  Portugal
400m Kévin Borlée  Belgium
5000m Günther Weidlinger  Austria
4x100m relay Portugal  Portugal

Women

Event Winner Country
Pole vault Naroa Agirre  Spain
Triple jump Carlota Castrejana  Spain
400m hurdles Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic
Discus throw Vera Cechlová  Czech Republic
100m Kim Gevaert  Belgium
800m Yvonne Hak  Netherlands
3000m Dolores Checa  Spain
400m Annemarie Schulte  Netherlands
Javelin throw Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic
3000m Steeplechase Rosa María Morató  Spain
4x100m relay Belgium  Belgium

Standings[edit]

Men

Pos Country Pts
1  Czech Republic 106
2  Netherlands 106
3  Portugal 105
4  Belgium 96
5  Finland 92
6  Belarus 82
7  Austria 67,5
8  Norway 63,5

Women

Pos Country Pts
1  Spain 125
2  Czech Republic 107
3  Belgium 91
4  Portugal 84
5  Lithuania 80
6  Ireland 79
7  Netherlands 77
8  Finland 76

Group B[edit]

at Enka Sadi Gülçelik Stadium, Istanbul, (Turkey), on 21 & 22 June 2008.

Men's

 Croatia
 Hungary
 Romania
 Slovenia
  Switzerland
 Sweden
 Turkey
 Ukraine

 Ukraine was relegated into League 1 from Superleague 2007 and  Turkey &  Croatia are promoted into the 1st League from 2nd League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Women's

 Bulgaria
 Croatia
 Greece
 Hungary
 Romania
 Serbia
 Sweden
 Turkey

 Greece was relegated into League 1 from Superleague 2007 and  Turkey &  Croatia are promoted into the 1st League from 2nd League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Day 1[edit]

Events and winners[edit]

Men

Event Winner Country
Hammer throw Krisztián Pars  Hungary
High jump Stefan Holm  Sweden
400m hurdles Stanislav Melnykov  Ukraine
100m Matic Osovnikar  Slovenia
1500m Peter Szemeti  Hungary
Shot put Lajos Kürthy  Hungary
Long jump Julien Fivaz   Switzerland
400m Johan Wissman  Sweden
5000m Selim Bayrak  Turkey
4x100m relay Ukraine  Ukraine

Women

Event Winner Country
Pole vault Afrodíti Skafída  Greece
Triple jump Hrisopiyí Devetzí  Greece
400m hurdles Tsvetelina Kirilova  Bulgaria
Discus throw Nicoleta Grasu  Romania
100m Inna Eftimova  Bulgaria
800m Liliana Popescu  Romania
3000m Alemitu Bekele  Turkey
400m Barbara Petráhn  Hungary
Javelin throw Nikolett Szabó  Hungary
3000m Steeplechase Iríni Kokkinaríou  Greece
4x100m relay Bulgaria  Bulgaria

Standings[edit]

Men

Pos Country Pts
1  Sweden 117
2  Ukraine 106,5
3  Slovenia 96
4  Hungary 93,5
5   Switzerland 86
6  Romania 81,5
7  Turkey 79
8  Croatia 58,5

Women

Pos Country Pts
1  Greece 122
2  Romania 117,5
3  Turkey 90,5
4  Bulgaria 85
5  Sweden 84
6  Hungary 77
7  Serbia 74
8  Croatia 70

Second League[edit]

Group A[edit]

at Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, (Estonia), on 21 & 22 June 2008.

Men's

 Bulgaria
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Ireland
 Iceland
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg

 Bulgaria &  Ireland are relegated into 2nd League from 1st League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Women's

 Austria
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Iceland
 Latvia
 Luxembourg
 Norway
  Switzerland

 Serbia &  Norway are relegated into 2nd League from 1st League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Day 1[edit]

Events and winners[edit]

Men

Event Winner Country
Hammer throw Bergur Ingi Petursson  Iceland
High jump Angel Kararadev  Bulgaria
400m hurdles Gatis Spunde  Latvia
100m Paul Hession  Ireland
1500m Girts Azis  Latvia
Shot put Taavi Peetre  Estonia
Long jump Morten Jensen  Denmark
400m Paul McKee  Ireland
5000m Tiidrek Nurme  Estonia
4x100m relay Latvia  Latvia

Women

Event Winner Country
Pole vault Thorey Edda Elisdottir  Iceland
Triple jump Veera Baranova  Estonia
400m hurdles Martina Näf   Switzerland
Discus throw Eha Rünne  Estonia
100m Ezinne Okparaebo  Norway
800m Egle Uljas  Estonia
3000m Sabine Fischer   Switzerland
400m Ieva Zunda  Latvia
Javelin throw Asdis Hjalmsdottir  Iceland
3000m Steeplechase Andrea Mayr  Austria
4x100m relay Norway  Norway

Standings[edit]

Men

Pos Country Pts
1  Estonia 126
2  Latvia 122
3  Ireland 100
4  Denmark 99
5  Bulgaria 91
6  Lithuania 79
7  Iceland 55
8  Luxembourg 45

Women

Pos Country Pts
1  Norway 124
2  Estonia 119
3   Switzerland 116
4  Latvia 98
5  Austria 89
6  Iceland 70
7  Denmark 66
8  Luxembourg 37

Group B[edit]

at SNP Stadium, Banská Bystrica, (Slovakia), on 21 & 22 June 2008.

Men's

AASSE
 Albania
 Andorra
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Cyprus
 Georgia
 Israel
 North Macedonia
 Moldova
 Montenegro
 Serbia
 Slovakia

 Serbia &  Slovakia are relegated into 2nd League from 1st League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Women's

AASSE
 Albania
 Andorra
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Cyprus
 Georgia
 Israel
 North Macedonia
 Moldova
 Montenegro
 Slovakia
 Slovenia

 Cyprus &  Slovakia are relegated into 2nd League from 1st League 2007 for 2008 European Cup.

Day 1[edit]

Events and winners[edit]

Men

Event Winner Country
Hammer throw Libor Charfreitag  Slovakia
High jump Dragutin Topic  Serbia
400m hurdles Minas Alozides  Cyprus
100m Ruslan Abbasov  Azerbaijan
1500m Mirko Petrović  Serbia
Shot put Milan Haborák  Slovakia
Long jump Admir Bregu  Albania
400m Peter Žňava  Slovakia
5000m Gezachw Yossef  Israel
4x100m relay Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan

Women

Event Winner Country
Pole vault Tina Sutej  Slovenia
Triple jump Dana Veldáková  Slovakia
400m hurdles Sara Orešnik  Slovenia
Discus throw Sivan Jean  Israel
100m Alenka Bikar  Slovenia
800m Lucia Klocová  Slovakia
3000m Sonja Roman  Slovenia
400m Sabina Veit  Slovenia
Javelin throw Martina Ratej  Slovenia
3000m Steeplechase Oxana Juravel  Moldova
4x100m relay Slovenia  Slovenia

Standings[edit]

Men

Pos Country Pts
1  Serbia 232
2  Slovakia 230
3  Cyprus 208,5
4  Israel 206,5
5  Moldova 185
6  Bosnia 167
7  Georgia 163,5
8  Azerbaijan 150
9  Montenegro 127,5
10  Armenia 119
11 AASSE 79
12  Andorra 68
13  Macedonia 65
14  Albania 55

Women

Pos Country Pts
1  Slovenia 261
2  Slovakia 222,5
3  Israel 216
4  Cyprus 216
5  Moldova 210
6  Bosnia 177
7 AASSE 133,5
8  Montenegro 108
9  Armenia 106
10  Georgia 90
11  Andorra 88,5
12  Albania 67,5
13  Azerbaijan 62
14  Macedonia 59

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