Germany's Rohler captures gold at European Sports Championships

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-10 20:15:02|Editor: mmm
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BERLIN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Thomas Rohler scooped the gold medal in the javelin competition with a throw of 89.47 metres at the inaugural European Sports Championships here on Thursday. The European Sports Championships is a multi-sport event taking place in Berlin, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland from Aug. 2-12.

The spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin saw a German triumph as Rohler won the competition followed by fellow countryman Andreas Hoffmann, who clinched the silver medal with a throw of 87.60 meters.

"If you win, you have done everything right. Nevertheless, the conditions were not optimal," Olympic champion Thomas Rohler said.

Turkey's Ramil Guliyev secured a gold medal after winning the men's 200m final in 19.76 seconds.

Guliyev is now the reigning world and European champion in the 200m. "This achievement is very important for the people in my country as athletics is a very important sport. I want to be a positive motivation for all the kids," Guliyev said.

KarstenWarholm of Norway clinched gold after setting a new personal best time and a new European U-23 record with a time of 47.64 seconds in the men's 400m hurdles. "It was a tough race. I had enough to give on the last 100 meters. I am so pleased that it went my way. This is fantastic. After my world title [in 2017] I am now [the] European champion," Warholm said.

The European Sports Championships is a new multi-sport event, bringing together the existing European championships of seven different federations every four years.