Katerina Stefanidi, Miltos Tentoglou and Voula Papachristou on Saturday finished first in their respective sports giving Greece three 12-pointers on the second day of the European Team Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi won the pole vault and 12 points for Greece at 4.70m, beating back Ukraine’s Maryna Kylpko who topped 4.56m on her first try, a season’s best, before bowing out 4.61m. Angelica Bengtsson finished third for Sweden topping 4.46m.
Miltiadis Tentoglou, the European indoor and outdoor champion, dominated the long jump, taking the victory with a third round leap of 8.30m. Eusebio Caceres of Spain was a distant second at 8.02m. Poland’s Tomasz Jaszczuk and Italy’s Filippo Randozzo also reached 8.00m, the former taking third on countback.
Another European champion, Paraskevi Papachristou, reached 14.48 to defend her title in the women’s triple jump.
Host Poland leads the team battle with 193 points, leading France (181.5) and Italy (171). The lowest five of the 12 teams will be relegated to the First League next year; at the moment that’s Ukraine (129), Greece (114), Switzerland (106), Finland (103.5) and Sweden (102.5).