2008 European Athletics Indoor Cup

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The 2008 European Athletics Indoor Cup was held on 16 February 2008 at the CSKA Universal Sports Hall in Moscow, Russia. It was the fourth and final edition of the indoor track and field meeting for international teams, which featured the six top performing nations from the 2007 European Cup and the top two from the European Cup First League. Great Britain and Northern Ireland did not send either a men's or women's team and they were replaced by Ukraine and Spain, respectively. The men's team from Greece also opted not to participate and they were replaced by Sweden (the third best finisher in the 2007 European A League). The host nation won both the men's and women's competitions.[1]

The competition featured nineteen athletics events, nine for men and ten for women. The 400 metres race were held in a dual final format due to size constraints, with athletes' being assigned final positions through their finishing times.[2] The international team points totals were decided by their athletes' finishing positions, with each representative's performance contributing towards their national overall score.[2]

Russia came first the men's competition, winning five of the nine events and having eighteen points to spare over second-placed Spain.[3] Yevgeniy Borisov was one of the team's best performers as he won the 60 metres hurdles in a Russian record time of 7.44 seconds.[4] The Russian women's team was even more dominant than their male counterparts as the team went on to continue their undefeated streak, winning six of the ten women's events and finishing 24 points clear of the runner-up Germany.[5]

The French women became the first team to finish the competition without winning a single event, although their points total of 23 was one higher than the record low (Sweden in 2006).

Results summary[edit]


The 2004 Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy was one of the meetings most prominent stars.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Łukasz Chyła (POL) 6.61  Andrey Yepishin (RUS) 6.62  Dmytro Hlushchenko (UKR) 6.63
400 metres  Johan Wissman (SWE) 46.55  Claudio Licciardello (ITA) 46.57  Maksim Dyldin (RUS) 46.60
800 metres  Luis Alberto Marco (ESP) 1:49.58  Livio Sciandra (ITA) 1:49.73  Yuriy Koldin (RUS) 1:49.91
1500 metres  Diego Ruiz (ESP) 3:48.31  Christian Obrist (ITA) 3:48.85  Bartosz Nowicki (POL) 3:49.02
3000 metres  Sergey Ivanov (RUS) 8:16.02  Cosimo Caliandro (ITA) 8:16.03  Sergio Sánchez (ESP) 8:19.26
60 metres hurdles  Yevgeniy Borisov (RUS) 7.44 NR  Jackson Quiñónez (ESP) 7.57  Thomas Blaschek (GER) 7.71
Swedish relay
(800/600/400/200 m)
 Russia (RUS)
Dmitriy Bogdanov
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Vladislav Frolov
Roman Smirnov
4:10.58  Germany (GER)
Robin Schembera
Steffen Co
Ingo Schultz
Stefan Kuhlee
4:12.07  Italy (ITA)
Christian Neunhäuserer
Maurizio Bobbato
Domenico Rao
Matteo Galvan
Pole vault  Sergey Kucheryanu (RUS) 5.65 m  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 5.60 m  Tobias Scherbarth (GER) 5.50 m
Triple jump  Yevgeniy Plotnir (RUS) 16.77 m  Andreas Pohle (GER) 16.43 m  Viktor Yastrebov (UKR) 16.34 m


Germany's Ariane Friedrich won the high jump.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Svetlana Nabokina (RUS) 7.24  Verena Sailer (GER) 7.26  Anna Bahdanovich (BLR) 7.31
400 metres  Olesya Zykina (RUS) 51.91  Nataliya Pyhyda (UKR) 52.42  Agnieszka Karpiesiuk (POL) 53.09
800 metres  Ewelina Sętowska-Dryk (POL) 2:01.50  Elisa Cusma Piccione (ITA) 2:01.73  Mayte Martínez (ESP) 2:02.57
1500 metres  Olesya Chumakova (RUS) 4:15.28  Esther Desviat (ESP) 4:16.56  Natallia Kareiva (BLR) 4:16.74
3000 metres  Yelena Sidorchenkova (RUS) 8:57.78  Silvia Weissteiner (ITA) 8:58.94  Sabrina Mockenhaupt (GER) 9:00.26
60 metres hurdles  Josephine Onyia (ESP) 7.93  Yauhenia Valadzko (BLR) 8.07  Tatyana Dektyareva (RUS) 8.10
Swedish relay
(800/600/400/200 m)
 Russia (RUS)
Tatyana Paliyenko
Tatyana Firova
Yuliya Gushchina
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
4:43.22  Belarus (BLR)
Sviatlana Usovich
Iryna Khliustava
Anna Kozak
Anastasia Shuliak
4:48.25  Poland (POL)
Agnieszka Sowińska
Małgorzata Pskit
Grażyna Prokopek
Marta Jeschke
High jump  Ariane Friedrich (GER) 2.00 m  Ruth Beitia (ESP) 1.98 m  Tatyana Kivimyagi (RUS) 1.95 m
Long jump  Lyudmila Kolchanova (RUS) 6.60 m  Concepción Montaner (ESP) 6.57 m  Viktoriya Rybalko (UKR) 6.51 m
Shot put  Denise Hinrichs (GER) 17.84 m  Assunta Legnante (ITA) 17.74 m  Oksana Gaus (RUS) 17.27 m

Medal table[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue


  1. ^ Landells, Steve (17 February 2008). As Russians Sweep, Borisov and Friedrich impress – European Indoor Cup. IAAF. Retrieved on 28 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b European Indoor Cup. GBR Athletics/Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 25 January 2011.
  3. ^ Russian men make it a double home success at European Athletics Indoor Cup[permanent dead link]. European Athletics (16 February 2008). Retrieved on 28 January 2011.
  4. ^ European Athletics Indoor Cup, Moscow in review Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (18 February 2008). Retrieved on 28 January 2011.
  5. ^ Russia defend women's title on home turf in Moscow[permanent dead link]. European Athletics (16 February 2008). Retrieved on 28 January 2011.

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