Russian team placing second
Russian Team has taken the second place in the team standing after Day 1 of the 1st European Team Championships in Leiria, 1 point behind of the GB&NI team.
Russian athletes won 2 events on Day 1. Gulnara Galkina-Samitova won the women’s 3000m and the women’s relay team won the 4x100m.
Lyudmila Litvinova (400m), Yekaterina Kostetskaya (800m), Anna Pyatykh (TJ) and Yuliya Golubchikova placed second in their events.
Aleksandr Shustov (HJ), Yelena Sidorchenkova (3000mSt) and Mariya Abakumova took third places in their events.
Yevgeniy Rybakov set a PB of 14:01.78 in the men’s 5000m finishing fourth. Aleksandr Menkov placed sixth in the men’s long jump with 7.78.