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The 31st European Indoor Championship held in Paris, France:
The French party that began on the opening night of the 31st European Indoor championships with Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida’s victory in the Pentathlon continued on Saturday with two more national records by the home team, capped with Renaud Lavillenie’s spectacular 6.03m clearance in the Pole Vault that made him the 3rd Pole Vaulter of all-time! The bar that danced and bounced didn't finally follow, so it allows him to  eclipse Jean Galfione, the ex-record holder of 6.00m. Then the journey ended on Sunday 6 with a World Record for Teddy Tamgho who tripled twice 17.92m! It was unusual for the Italian Fabrizio Donato to stay in the second position in indoors with 17.70m! Donato set also a NR for Italy. Teddy who finished with no medals in the long jump, has put all his angry in the triple jump and improved by 1cm his previous WR. France aslo took gold in 4x400m  with a NR and 400m with Lesli Djone.

While nine different countries struck gold on the final day, Russia added three to end the weekend with 15 medals in all, just four ahead of Fr ... Read more »
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