– It will be mobilized

– It will be mobilized

“While the Norwegians were cheering and offering services, Sweden was in tears.”

he wrote Aftonbladet Veteran athletics writer Mats Wennerholm commented on Sunday – the third day of the European Athletics Championships in Rome.

“Sweden will lose to Norway in this European group,” Wennerholm sighs.

He highlights the women's half marathon as evidence of the contradictions. Swedish Hope Hannah Lindholm Already broken halfway, while Caroline Berkeley Grovedale He later stormed gold for Norway.

With Grovdal silver in the 5000 meters and Jakob Ingebrigtsen Gold in the 5000m as well, Norway got off to an excellent start.

Double: Caroline Bjerkele Grovdal shows half marathon gold and 5000m silver at the European Championships in Rome. Photo: Bjorn S. Dilipik/VG

Wennerholm expects Carsten Warholm (400m hurdles) and Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1500m) to take home a total of four gold medals for Norway.

  • In this case, this would be Norway's best European Championship ever, better than the three golds, two silvers and one bronze in 1994.
  • It will also surpass Sweden's European Championship best from Gothenburg in 1994 (three golds, one silver and two bronze).

Sweden is currently “only” left with gold Perseus Carlstrom Racing in Rome. But to the point where you can spend a single gold on the cutting edge of the sport, you're nowhere near that Armand “Mondo” Duplantis In pole vault – last Wednesday. Andreas Almgren She is also a candidate for gold in the 10,000 meters on Wednesday.

Favorite Swede: Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, pole vault. Photography: Michal Cizek/AFP/NTP

Wennerholm lists these as other disappointments for “Sweet Brother”.

  • Henrik Larsson (4th place in 100 meters) Vanessa Kamja (5th place in discus)
  • Sultan Hassan (13th place in the half marathon)
  • Thea Luffman, Rebecca Hallerith And Greta Alberg (Going out in the playoffs with a sledgehammer)
  • Fabian Delred And Melvin Lake Holm (in high jump qualifying)
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Norway's three medals currently rank fourth in the medal table.

Home victory: Yemanibhan Kripa clinches gold for Italy in the half marathon. Photo: Bjorn S. Dilipik/VG

It is the hosts who have been in complete control of their group with seven golds so far. Italy's previous record at the European Commission was five golds in 1990.

harvard Bentdahl Ingvaldsen, The sixth-place finisher at last year's world championships was disappointed and was eliminated from the semi-finals of the 400 meters with a time of 45.47 seconds. The qualifier was won by Luca Cito from Italy, who lowered his average score from 45.45 to 44.75 (!).

– Maybe there is something in getting the championship on our soil. It gives an extra 'push', they are in good shape. But I was very surprised by his time, says Ingvaldsen to VG.

Bottom round: The EC result was not what Håvard Bendtal Ingvaldsen had hoped. Photo: Bjorn S. Dilipik/VG

Pierre Bergonzi, commentator for the country's largest sports newspaper – Gazzetta dello Sport, had big words:

“It's a positive influence that runs through the Blues and lifts them up a notch, so they can raise their dreams. Our national team has probably never been so strong in terms of quality and breadth.”

On Saturday night alone, Italy won a total of six medals.

“It was like going to the best amusement park in the world, with a series of irresistible attractions.”

Third! Marcelle Jacobs, center, celebrates her gold medal in the 100 meters, ahead of Chituru Ali, who took the silver. On the same night, Lorenzo Simonelli won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters/NTB

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