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2014 18th European Cup 10000 m - Skopje

 

07/06/2014 Skopje

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Calvin is the new French heroine as Arikan makes history

Calvin is the new French heroine as Arikan makes history
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Turkey's Polat Kemboi Arikan triumphed in the men's race at the European Cup 10,000m in Skopje on Saturday.

A star was born and a champion confirmed his status on a superb evening of athletics at the 18th European Cup 10,000m in Skopje on Saturday.

France’s Clemence Calvin produced the biggest win of her career on her major debut at this distance as she triumphed in the women’s event while Turkey’s Polat Kemboi Arikan justified his favourite tag to regain the men’s title he won in 2012.

His win helped Turkey take the men’s team prize while Portugal were crowned women’s champions.

In December, Calvin was a team silver medallist at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade but now she is a champion in her own right after demonstrating once more the strength of French distance running.

Normally a 3000m competitor, this was some step up for the 24-year-old Calvin in a field brimming with 10,000m experience as Portugal’s Sara Moreira had won this event twice and Jessica Augusto was the silver medallist at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in 2010.
But neither of them had enough to peg back Calvin who won in 31:52.86.

Augusto was second in 31:55.56 with Moreira third in 32:01.42, ahead of Poland’s Karolina Jarynska in 32:03.57.

And just seven months on from Calvin’s French teammate Sophie Duarte winning the senior race in Belgrade, France has another excellent champion as Calvin became only the third French woman to win this event, joining Fatima Yvelain in 2000 and Margaret Maury in 2004.

She had finished 12th in Belgrade, the second French runner home at those SPAR European Cross Country Championships, to help her team to silver and now she has put herself third on the 2014 European Athletics rankings.

Instantly she will become a name to watch out for at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich in August and along with gold, Calvin has another team silver, too, after Laila Traby was sixth in 32:29.75 and Laure Funten was 29th in 35:11.77.

Their combined time of 1:39:34.38 was not enough to match the strength of the Portuguese women who took team gold with Sara Ribeiro’s seventh place in 32:56.45 putting her third among their runners behind Augusto and Moreira with an overall time of 1:36:53.43.

Spain, last year’s women champions, were back on the podium as they took bronze in 1:40:16.15 with Gema Barrachina fifth in 32:25.07, Lidia Rodriguez 15th in 33:51.61 and Paula Gonzalez 16th in 33:59.47.

It was in 2012 in Bilbao that Turkey's Arikan won European Cup 10,000m gold and he made history on Saturday by becoming the first man to take the title for a second time.

And his triumph led Turkey to their first team title.

Two years ago he went on to take gold at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki after winning in Bilbao in 27:56.28 and on Saturday he led a Turkish one-two by crossing the line in 28:17.14 from Ali Kaya, who demonstrated his progress after winning the 10,000m at the European Junior Championships in Rieti last July.

Kaya was second here in a personal best of 28:17.82 with France's Yassine Mandour third, also in his quickest time, 28:22.30, with Italy's Jamel Chatbi fourth in 28:38:03.

Arikan is still only 23, Kaya is just 20 and at the European Athletics Championships, the pair of them could pose quite a threat.

They were joined in celebrating team gold by Mehmet Akkoyun who was seventh in 28:55.48 for a time of 1:25:30.44 as they beat last year's team champions Italy.

The Italians were second on Saturday in 1:27:36.24 led by Chatbi, with Ahmed El Mazoury eighth in 28:58.01 and Gian Marco Buttazzo 25th in 30:00.20, with Ukraine winning team bronze, with a time of 1:27:57.97, as Roman Romanenko finished sixth in 28:50.34, Ivan Strebkov was 12th in 29:33.38 and Dmytro Lashyn was 13th in 29:34.25

Moreira aims for a famous treble


Moreira aims for a famous treble
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Portugal's Sara Moreira on her way to gold at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg.

One of the most consistent performers in the history of the event, Portugal’s Sara Moreira, will chase a hat-trick of titles at the 18th European Cup 10,000m in Skopje on Saturday evening.

Moreira won gold in Oslo in 2011 and Bilbao in 2012 and is part of a six-strong Portuguese squad who are among the favourites for a team title that they have won on nine occasions, the last being in Marseille in 2010.

In Moreira, a silver and bronze medallist at the distance at the European Athletics Championships, they have a woman of outstanding experience and endurance.

Equally, she is one of the sport’s most versatile athletes, proving she can adapt to any condition during her superb career where she won the SPAR European Cross Country Championships three years in a row - 2008, 2009 and 2010 - and in Gothenburg in 2013, triumphed in the 3000m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Moreira is joined by Jessica Augusto, Carla Salome Rocha, Sara Ribeiro, Marisa Barros and Claudia Pereira.

Spain’s women took the team title 12 months ago in Pravets and their quartet looking to keep hold of the crown are Gema Barrachina, Lidia Rodriguez, Paula Gonzalez and Alba Garcia.

Two years on from winning gold in Bilbao, in the best summer of his career, Turkey’s Polat Kemboi Arikan is the favourite in the men’s race.

Arikan triumphed in 27:56.28 in 2012 then progressed to win gold at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki just a few weeks later.

No doubt he will looking for a similar double this summer and will pose a major threat in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where he is one of six Turkish athletes.

They include Halil Akkas, the runner-up from last year’s race, along with Mehmet Akkoyun, Mert Girmalegese, Ali Kaya and Kemal Koyuncu.

10.000 m Men 7 June 2014 Skopje MKD
1 Polat Kemboi Arıkan TUR 12 Dec 90 28.17.14 SB
2 Ali Kaya TUR 20 Apr 94 28.17.82 PB
3 Yassine Mandour FRA 20 Feb 85 28.22.30 PB
4 Jamel Chatbi ITA 30 Apr 84 28.38.03
5 Roberto Alaiz ESP 20 Jul 90 28.49.51
6 Roman Romanenko UKR 30 Jan 88 28.50.34 SB
7 Mehmet Akkoyun TUR 28 Feb 89 28.55.48
8 Ahmed El Mazoury ITA 15 Mar 90 28.58.01 SB
9 Manuel Ángel Penas ESP 9 Nov 77 29.21.27
10 Rui Pedro Silva POR 6 May 81 29.23.47 SB
11 Siarhei Platonau BLR 12 Dec 90 29.29.14
12 Dmytro Lashyn UKR 17 Feb 88 29.34.25
13 Dewi Griffiths GBR 9 Aug 91 29.36.63
14 Ricardo Ribas POR 8 Oct 77 29.47.14
15 Kemal Koyuncu TUR 25 Jan 85 29.52.99 SB
16 Hassan Chahdi FRA 7 May 89 29.53.45
17 Timothée Bommier FRA 11 Oct 86 29.54.86
18 Hendrik Pfeiffer GER 18 Mar 93 29.58.20
19 Mohamed Marhum ESP 26 Nov 87 29.59.44
Daniel Kipchirchir Komen KEN 27 Nov 84 DNF
Dawit Wolde ETH 19 May 91 DNF
Callum Hawkins GBR 22 Jun 92 DNF
Mert Girmalegese TUR 30 Nov 87 DNF
Alejandro Fernández ESP 8 Aug 85 DNF
Tiago Costa POR 8 Aug 88 DNF
Halil Akkaş TUR 1 Jul 83 DNF
Race B
1 Ivan Strebkov UKR 28 Sep 91 29.33.38
2 Matthew Hynes GBR 15 Jan 88 29.37.19
3 Ihor Heletiy UKR 17 Oct 82 29.37.69 SB
4 Nicolae Alexandru Soare ROU 25 Aug 91 29.54.81 SB
5 Illia Slavinski BLR 2 Aug 84 29.57.29
6 Gian Marco Buttazzo ITA 23 Aug 77 30.00.20
7 Maksim Pankratau BLR 8 Feb 88 30.05.74 SB
8 Roman Prodius MDA 12 Apr 81 30.17.49 PB
9 Milan Kocourek CZE 6 Dec 87 30.17.50
10 Manuel Cominotto ITA 18 Dec 90 30.19.91
11 José Moreira POR 5 May 80 30.20.45
12 Paolo Zanatta ITA 10 Apr 82 30.21.86
13 Romain Courcieres FRA 23 Mar 87 30.26.05
14 Emmanuel Lejeune BEL 29 Jun 92 30.48.72
15 Stsiapan Rahautsou BLR 29 May 86 30.54.55
16 Kokan Ajanovski MKD 17 Jan 82 33.35.08 SB
Iolo Nikolov BUL 4 Feb 84 DNF
Pedro Ribeiro POR 25 Mar 81 DNF
Ilir Këllëzi ALB 8 Jul 88 DNF
Team Results, Men
RkTeamMark
1 TUR 1:25:30.44
2 ITA 1:27:36.24
3 UKR 1:28:01.41
4 ESP 1:28:10.22
5 FRA 1:28:41.80
6 POR 1:29:31.06
7 BLR 1:29:32.17
Team Results, Women
RkTeamMark
1 POR 1:36:53.43
2 FRA 1:39:34.38
3 UKR 1:40:19.99
4 ESP 1:40:50.72
5 ITA 1:44:32.49
10.000 m Women 7 June 2014 Skopje MKD
1 Clémence Calvin FRA 17 May 90 31.52.86 PB
2 Jessica Augusto POR 8 Nov 81 31.55.56 SB
3 Sara Moreira POR 17 Oct 85 32.01.42 SB
4 Karolina Nadolska POL 6 Sep 81 32.03.57 SB
5 Gema Barrachina ESP 10 Apr 86 32.25.07
6 Laila Traby FRA 26 Mar 79 32.29.75 PB
7 Sara Catarina Ribeiro POR 31 May 90 32.56.45
8 Olha Skrypak UKR 2 Dec 90 33.06.10 SB
9 Tetyana Holovchenko UKR 13 Feb 80 33.06.42 SB
11 Carla Salomé Rocha POR 25 Apr 90 33.27.46
12 Rhona Auckland GBR 11 May 93 33.28.74
13 Iwona Lewandowska POL 19 Feb 85 33.32.08
14 Zsófia Erdélyi HUN 10 Dec 87 33.36.33 SB
15 Lidia Rodríguez ESP 26 May 86 33.51.61
16 Paula González ESP 2 May 85 33.59.47
17 Marisa Barros POR 25 Feb 80 34.13.59 SB
18 Cláudia Pereira POR 20 Feb 76 34.25.23
19 Živilė Balčiūnaitė LTU 3 Apr 79 36.02.43 SB
Alice Kimutai KEN 7 Sep 92 DNF
Mirja Jenni SUI 10 Apr 76 DNF
Lily Partridge GBR 9 Mar 91 DNF
Race B
1 Viktoriya Khapilina UKR 23 Apr 92 34.07.47 SB
2 Burcu Büyükbezgin TUR 15 Sep 91 34.19.07
3 Hanna Bartholomew SWE 14 Mar 83 34.20.78 PB
4 Anita Baierl AUT 18 Jun 88 34.21.23
5 Claudia Pinna ITA 4 Dec 77 34.25.59
6 Monika Preibischová CZE 4 Aug 85 34.28.79 SB
7 Alba García ESP 23 Nov 83 34.34.04
8 Valeria Roffino ITA 9 Apr 90 34.46.19
9 Anna Nosenko UKR 1 Oct 88 34.53.43
10 Rasa Drazdauskaitė LTU 20 Mar 81 34.56.37 SB
11 Laure Funten-Prevost FRA 20 Feb 88 35.11.77
12 Monica Madalina Florea ROU 3 Feb 93 35.17.86 SB
13 Giovanna Epis ITA 11 Jun 88 35.20.71
14 Liliana Danci ROU 18 Jun 90 35.45.99
15 Dudu Polat-Karakaya TUR 11 Nov 85 36.06.92
16 Rosica Kostova MKD 14 Apr 81 41.49.46 PB
Rebecca Cheptegei UGA 22 Feb 91 DNF
Livia Burri SUI 27 Jan 87 DNF
Dominika Nowakowska POL 25 Jan 85 DNF
Jasmin Widmer SUI 19 Oct 88 DNF
Ümmü Kiraz TUR 27 Sep 82 33.10.85 DQ IAAF Rule 32.2.b 33.10.85
Placing Table

RkTeamGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 TUR 1 1 0 2
2 FRA 1 0 1 2
3 POR 0 1 1 2

RkCountryGoldSilverBronze4th5th6th7th8thPoints
1 TUR 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 17
1 FRA 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 17
3 POR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 15
4 ESP 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
5 ITA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
6 POL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
7 UKR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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