European athletics championships: Jakob Ingebrigtsen retains 5000m title in eventful evening in Munich - As it happened

Miltiadis Tentoglou, Marcell Jacobs and Sandra Perkovic were the other Olympic champions to triumph at the Olympiastadion in Munich on Tuesday 16 August. Relive what happened here.

By Ash Tulloch and Alessandro Poggi
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It was a night to remember on the second day of the European athletics championships.

All of the six gold medals awarded on Tuesday (16 August) at the Olympiastadion were done so in exciting fashion.

The 100m men's and women's finals were a highlight with Italy's Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs proving his doubters wrong after returning from injury to win the event he claimed in Tokyo. The home crowd had more than enough to cheer about when 25-year-old Gina Luckenkemper of Germany claimed a shock win in the women's 100m.

It was an evening of title defending for Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the 5,000m and Mitiadis Tentoglou of Greece in the long jump. Two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic also claimed a record-breaking sixth consecutive European title in women's discus throw.

Read on for how the night played out via our live updates below.

Women's 100m: Photo-finish win for Gina Luckenkemper

A thrilling women's 100m final saw 25-year-old Gina Luckenkemper crowned European champion in front of a loud and proud home crowd in Munich.

The German narrowly claimed the gold medal in a photo finish which resulted in her falling and needing medical attention after crossing the line.

Luckenkemper clocked a season best time of 10.99 while Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji's took silver with 10.99 (.989) and third was Great Britain's Daryll Neita's with a time of 11.00.

Three-time defending Euro champion Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain limped across the line in last position: "I got cramps in both my calves, I’ve never cramped in my life during a race and it might have something to do with my hydration so I’m going back and check with my team," she said after the race.

Men's 100m: Jacobs holds off defending champion Hughes to claim gold

Italy's Olympic champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs put his injury-ridden season behind him by winning the 100m.

The 27-year-old won his first his first outdoor continental crown in a time of 9.95. The Tokyo 2020 star improved on his season best time in the semi-final and claimed one of the six gold medals available on the night at the Olympiastadion.

The podium was completed by Great Britain's 2018 Euro champ, Zharnel Hughes running 9.99, while Jeremiah Azu took bronze in a time of 10.13 seconds.

Jacobs becomes just the third man in history to win 100m Olympic and European titles back-to-back.

He follows in the footsteps of Valreiy Borzov of the Soviet Union (Munich 1972-Roma 1974) and Great Britian's Linford Christie (Barcelona 1992-Helsinki 1994).

Women's discus throw: Perkovic writes history in Munich

Two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic clinched an unprecedented sixth consecutive European discus title.

The 32-year-old Croatian, who started her winning streak at Barcelona 2010, topped the standings with a 67.95m-throw.

Kristin Pudenz of Germany set a personal best on her fifth try (67.87) to beat compatriot Claudine Vita (65.20) for bronze.

Men's long jump: Tentoglou retains European crown in style

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist and defending champion Miltiadis Tentoglou dominated the men's long jump final: the 24-year-old Greek leaper took the lead with his second jump (8.23m) and then set his best mark of the season – and the championship record - at the fourth attempt (8.52m).

Britain’s Jacob Fincham-Dukes took silver and Sweden’s Thobias Montler won bronze on count back, both with a 8.06m-jump.

Men's decathlon: Emotional scenes inside Olympiastadion as Germany take gold

In front of a roaring home crowd, Germany's Niklas Kaul put on a stunning show in the men's 1500m to clinch gold. Kaul took command of the race with 3 laps to go and let the noise in the stadium pull him home.

It all came down to the final event for the 24-year-old who started the race third overall in points, but managed to dethrone Switzerland's Simon Ehammer.

Bronze went to Estonia's Janek Oiglane.

Special media must be made for Germany's very own Abele Arthur who is retiring. The 36-year-old and decathlon champion from Berlin 2018 Euros finished his career in front of adoring fans.

Men's 5000m: Ingebrigtsen adds another jewel to his crown

A finger point to the crowd as he crossed the line, and another job done for Jakob Ingebrigtsen.

Norway's 1500m Olympic champion and 5000m world champion retained his title from Berlin 2018 and picked up his first medal of these European athletics championships in Munich.

The 21-year-old sat in the middle of the pack for most of the race until moving to the front and not letting the lead go. He crossed the line in 13:21.13 ahead of Spain's Mohamed Katir (13:22.98) and Italy's Yemaneberhan Crippa, who took bronze.

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Women's 100m semi-finals: Great Britain dominate

First and second from each semi earned an automatic place in the upcoming final.

Despite a false start Great Britain's Daryll Neita was able to produce a winning run of 10.95 followed by crowd favourite, German's Gina Luckenkemper running 11.11. The duo qualified for the final along with heat two winner, triple European champion Dina Asher-Smith (11.15), and Spain's Isabel Maria Perez (11.35).

The final heat was Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji's for the taking. She ran 11.05, the second fastest time on the night so far, while Poland's Ewa Swoboda ran 11.22.

GB's Imani Lansiquot and Italy's Zaynab Dosso claimed the last two places in the eight-woman final.

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Men's 100m semi-finals: Olympic champion Jacobs advances to final with fastest time

With the two quickest sprinters in each heat and the two best times progressing to the finals, heat one saw Great Britian's Zharnel Hughes cross first with 10.03.

Heat two was marred with three false starts. In the end Turkey's Jak Ali Harvey was disqualified before a fourth start saw Reece Prescod take the win with 10.10 followed by Italy's Chituru Ali, running 10.12.

Olympic champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs led the way in the third semi, clocking a season best 10.00 despite slowing down before the finish line.

The rest of the final was filled out by Slovakia's Jan Volko, France's Mouhamadou Fall, and Ireland's Israel Olatunde and Great Britain's Jeremiah Azu.

The final is scheduled for 22.15.

Men's Decathlon: Ehammer leads standings before last event

Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer continues to top the standings with 7,842 points after the javelin throw, but his lead was reduced.

Estonia's Janek Oiglan had the second-best throw (67.17m) and now is the closest on 7,625.

The battle for bronze is a close one between Germany's Niklaus Kaul and Kai Kazmirek, Maicel Uibo of Estonia, Italy’s Dario Dester and Sander Skotheim of Norway.

Medals will be decided at 21:35 with the final event, the gruelling 1,500m.

European athletics championships - Day 2 finals on Tuesday 16 August: Schedule

(All times are in Central European Summer Time. UTC+2):

20:27 Long Jump Men’s Final

20:55 Discus Throw Women’s Final

21:08 5000m Men’s Final

21:35 1500m Men’s Decathlon Final

22:15 100m Men’s Final

22:25 100m Women’s Final


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