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Germany Takes Inaugural European Team Championship

Renaud Lavillenie set a French record of 6.01m.  Photo:  Getty Images
Renaud Lavillenie set a French Pole Vault record of 6.01m. Photo: Getty Images

Great Britain relinquished their day one lead to the Germans.

The German team rode five first place finishes to take the title of the inaugural Spar European Team Championships in track and field.  This was the first year the men’s and women’s competitions, fomerly known as the European Cup, were combined to crown a co-ed champion.  The German beat the Russian team by 6.5 points and the British team, who lead after day one, by 26.5 points.

Th top individual performance of the meet came from French pole-vaulter Renaud Lavillenie who became the 17th athlete in history to clear 6-meters, with his clearance of 6.01m, a new French national record.

Additional performances to note include the double victory for Dwain Chambers of Great Britain in the 100m and 200m and another victory for German high jumper Ariane Friedrich, despite an illness.

For More: IAAF Recap