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03 Jul 2015

2015 European Games

Slovakia won the gold medal in athletics.

The first edition of the European Games has ended, hosted by the city of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.  More than 6,000 athletes from 49 countries participated in over 220 events spread over 19 sports. Among them Athletics had a prominent role, whose competitions were held on Mondotrack at Baku National Stadium.

After a thrilling head to head with the Austrian team, Slovakia won the gold medal in track and field with 458.5 points, only half a point higher than in Austria. Third place for Israel, which won the bronze with 439 points. Slovak contributed to the success of the victories by Tomas Benko in the 100 m (10.60), Jan Volko in the 200 m (21.08), Martin Kucera in the 400 m hurdles (50.70), Iveta Putalova in the 400 m (53.07), the 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay women.