2015 European Athletics U23 Championships: Italy in seventh place in the medal

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The 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships was the 10th edition of the biennial athletics competition between European athletes under the age of twenty-three. It was held in Tallinn, Estonia from 8 to 12 July, at Kadriorg Stadium.

Germany is the nation that have been assigned the most medals, with seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals and Germany’s Rebekka Haase was the most medaled athlete with three gold medals (in the 100 and 200 meter dash and in the relay 4 × 100 meters).Alt="Athletics"

Italy closes European Athletics U23 with eight medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze) and equaled the best result ever achieved both in the inaugural edition of Turku in 1997 and in the edition of Tampere in 2013.

Italy is in sixth place in the “Placing Table” and in the seventh place in the medal count, both dominated by Germany, which won 7 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Compared to other times, however, the Italian team has over 25 placements among the top eight teams in Europe, never so many in the history of the event, exceeding the 21 finalists of 2011.

In the general points classification Italy has reached 109 points. This result increases the maximum score never achieved in the past (93 points in 1997).

The Italian medals to European Under 23

Gold (2): Alessia Trost (high jump), Giovanni Galbieri (100m)
Silver (2): Mohad Abdikadar (1500m), Favaretto-Siragusa-Bongiorni-Herrera (4 × 100 women)
Bronze (4): Yassine Rachik (10.000m), Lorenzo Perini (110hs), Eugenio Meloni (high jump), Osama Zoghlami (3000m steeplechase)

Medal table

Rank

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 7 4 5

16

2

 France 6 1 5 12
3  Russia 4 7 5

16

4

 Poland 4 5 3 12
5  Great Britain 3 3 3

9

6

 Turkey 3 0 0 3
7  Italy 2 2 4

8

8

 Romania 2 1 1 4
9  Sweden 2 1 0

3

10

 Netherlands 2 0 1

3

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