Women’s 1500m final: Tomashova triumphs again
Tatyana Tomashova and Yuliya Chizhenko continued the dominance of Russia’s women in Göteborg by taking the gold and silver medals in the 1500m. The Russians were only denied a clean sweep by the strength of the Bulgarian Daniela Yordanova who overtook the third Russian, Yelena Soboleva, in the finishing straight.

Women’s 4x400m final: Russia cruise it
There were no surprises in the final of the women’s 4x400m final as Russia fulfilled all the predictions in style, walking away with the gold in a time of 3:25.12.

Women’s pole vault final: Isinbayeva takes seven jumps to gold
It took just seven jumps, including qualification, for Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) to claim gold in the Ullevi stadium with a new championship record of 4.80m. From the start, the only hope any of her rivals had was if she had a disaster in the rain that was steadily falling. A minor hiccup at 4.70m when she dislodged the bar on the way up offered a glimmer of hope, but it was just as suddenly extinguished at the second attempt.

Women’s 800m final: Kotlyarova flies to gold
She ran her first 800m for fun two years ago, but the final in the European championships was in deadly earnest as Olga Kotlyarova (RUS) brought off the coup of the week to take gold in 1:57.38.

Women’s Discus final: Pishchalnikova pinches gold
Youth trumped experience in the women’s discus final tonight when 21-year-old Darya Pishchalnikova, of Russia, denied Franka Dietzsch her second European title.

Women triple jump final: Lebedeva leaves it late
An explosive start from the Olympic silver medallist Hrisopiyi Devetzí almost brought the Greek athlete her first major championship title. But a magnificent last-round leap, by the pre-event favourite Tatyana Lebedeva (picture) brought the Russian her first European gold medal instead.

Women’s hammer final: Lysenko does it in style
The predictions were confirmed as world record holder Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) took gold in regal style, smashing the championship record twice to leave it at a massive 76.67m, more than three and a half metres further than the old mark held by her compatriot Olga Kuzenkova.

Abitova steps down in distance to take gold in classy 10,000
A riveting 10,000m European Athletics Championship final was won by the Russian No2, Inga Abitova, in 30:31.42 in a race led by Netherlands’ Lornah Kiplagat for all of 9,500m. In a big surprise, Norway’s Susanne Wigene (30:32.36) came sprinting through for silver, while bronze went to another Russian, Lidiya Grigoryeva (30:32.72). Twelve of the top 20, including all the medallists, set personal bests in the race.