Athletics | The first important races of her career and Essi Niskala won silver at the under-18 European Championship – “After the semi-final, I started to hope a little even for a medal”

Essi Niskala won silver in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles. Ilona Verho and Kasperi Vehmaa finished fourth in the moukari ring and in the long distance.

Finland Essi Niskala opened Finland’s medal account at the under-18 European Athletics Championships, when the Oulu athlete won silver in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles in Jerusalem, Israel.

In the final, Niskala clocked her new record time of 13.29, which she had already run earlier in Tuesday’s semifinal.

“It feels pretty good, I still don’t understand this situation. I don’t remember much about the run, it wasn’t the best, but not bad either,” Niskala, who turned 17 at the end of May, told the Sports Association in the bulletin.

Niskala, representing Kuivasjärvi Aura from Oulu, left Italy Sofia Pizzato for bronze for a time of 13.33. The European Championship gold was taken by Great Britain in a superior style Mia McIntoshwhose time of 13.05 is a new competition record.

The Jerusalem competition was Niskala’s first significant competition in her career.

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“I’m used to running 400-meter hurdles and controlling my tension. I was expecting a place in the final beforehand, but after the semi-final I started to hope a little even for a medal. But I didn’t dare to think about it too much,” the recent European Championship medalist said.

Girls’ in the moukari throw Ilona Verho threw fourth in the final round with a score of 64.89. Elisabet Kujanpää completed the good Finnish contribution with his seventh place, which was brought by an arc of 62.64 meters.

In the end, the curtain was 46 centimeters away from the bronze.

“In terms of results, it’s a bit sad, because I’ve been able to reach those readings in training. But this is always its own and new competitive situation. I tried my best, so I have to be satisfied”, said Verho.

Cyprus Valentina Savva threw as European champion with a score of 70.28. The bronze went to the same country For Emilia Kolokotron with a result of 65.35, and Hungary’s V wedged in betweenillo Viszkeleti with a result of 69.11.

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In the boys’ long final Kasperi Vehmaa your page’s record 750, which was enough for fourth place. Italian Mattia Furlani grabbed the EC gold with a wild new competition record of 804. French Thomas Martinez took silver with a score of 773, Italy Francesco Ettore Inzoli took bronze with a score of 758.

Ella Mäntylä continued Finland’s points standings in the girls’ shot put final in sixth place. Mäntylä’s best push was 15.48, while 16.69 was required for bronze. Briton Cleo Agyepong caught EC gold with a throw of 17.39 meters.

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