Russia finish top at European Athletics U23 Championships


Russia finished top of the medal table as the European Athletics U23 Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania, ended on Sunday.

The Russians, led by the likes of Aleksandra Fedoriva - already an Olympic sprint relay gold medalist and who pocketed gold in the 200m here - and 5000m/10000m winner Natalya Popkova, won 25 medals in total - 12 gold, eight silver and five bronze.

Great Britain and N.I. finished second in the medals table with 17, a haul which included six gold, six silver and five bronze.

Germany took third spot in the medals table with 12. They claimed four gold, four silver and four bronze.

Poland claimed 15 medals for fourth position, with four golds, three silver and eight bronze.

Ukraine won 10 medals but no golds were in the haul. The won six silver and four bronze.

The 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic.


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