Ingebrigtsen and Battocletti Repeat as U20 Champions
By mitchpa on •
December 21, 2019
by Clay Shaw
European Athletics SPAR Cross Country Championships, Lisbon, Portugal, December 8, 2019—Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won his fourth European Junior (U20) cross country title, with another convincing win on the hilly course at Bella Vista Park in Lisbon. Ayetullah Aslanhan of Turkey earned the silver, with Efrem Gidey of Ireland winning the bronze. Gidey came to Ireland from Eritrea in 2017. Etson Barros of Portugal finished fourth, Charles Hicks of Great Britain was fifth and led Great Britain to the team title, with Matthew Willis (9 th), and Zakariya Mahamed (11 th) scoring for GBR. Team Norway was second and Portugal, the local favorite, was third. Ireland and France rounded out the top five teams.
Nadia Battocletti of Italy, became the first ever Italian woman to win a medal at European XC when she won gold in Tilburg in 2018. Battocletti did it again this year with a strong finish, winning by three seconds.
Klara Lukan of Slovenia took the silver. Mariana Machado of Portugal won the bronze. Delia Sclabas of Switzerland was fourth and Zofia Dudek of Poland was fifth. Great Britain was the top team, led by Izzy Fry (6
th), Saskia Millard (11 th), and Amelia Samuels (12 th). Italy was second, France was third, with Switzerland 4 th and Portugal 5 th.
18:20 Jakob Ingebrigtsen NOR 18:58 Ayetullah Aslanhan TUR 19:01 Efrem Gidey IRL 19:05 Etson Barros POR 19:05 Charles Hicks GBR 19:05 Dereje Chekole ISR 19:18 Omar Nuur SWE 19:18 Hakon Stavik NOR 19:19 Matthew Willis GBR 19:20 Flavien Szot FRA 19:20 Zakariya Mahamed GBR 19:21 Darragh McElihinney IRL 19:23 Pol Oriach ESP 19:23 Duarte Gomes POR 19:24 Istvan Palkovits HUN 19:24 Joel Lilleso DEN 19:25 Anton Ostdal DEN 19:26 Valentin Bresc FRA 19:27 Luca Alfieri ITA 19:27 Baptiste Guyon FRA
13:58 Nadia Battocletti ITA 14:01 Klara Lukan SLO 14:10 Mariana Machado POR 14:22 Delia Sclabas SUI 14:22 Zofia Dudek POL 14:33 Izzy Fry GBR 14:34 Greta Varga HUN 14:35 Sibylle Haring SUI 14:37 Manon Trapp FRA 14:37 Flavie Renouard FRA 14:37 Saskia Millard GBR 14:41 Amelia Samuels GBR 14:42 Angela Mattevi ITA 14:50 Laura Petersen DEN 14:51 Ludovica Cavalli ITA 14:51 Carla Arce-Pereira ESP 14:53 Cera Gemmell GBR 14:57 Lia Lemos POR 15:01 Ana Egler FRA 15:01 Josina Papenfus GER
U20 women’s start at Parque da Bela Vista in Lisboa.
Greta Karinauskaite of Lithuania runs uphill with Helen Pacurariu-Nagy of Romania. They would place 40th and 44th respectively and lead their teams.
Kseniya Kuznetsova and Irina Shipitsyna are Authorized Neutral Athletes. They are both Russian nationals, and had their applications to compete approved by the World Athletics Doping Review Board as neutral athletes on Nov 18, 2019. They placed 43rd and 61st.
Ukraine U20 team. Ivanna Kukh, Kateryna Onisimova, and Tamara Severanova.
Ayetullah Aslanhan of Turkey places second in the U20 mens race.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway wins his 4th straight U20 Euro XC title.
Hakon Stavik of Norway placed 8th, and was Norway’s number two man, as they won the team silver.
Florian Bremm of Germany placed 41st, dueling with Job Ijtsma of Netherlands, who placed 68th.
Park Bela Vista was undulating to say the least. The U20 men head uphill early in the race. Irish runners Efren Gidey, Keelan Kilrehill, and Darragh McElhinney, join Pol Oriach of Spain, and the would be 4-time U20 Euro XC champ Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway.
Nadia Battocletti of Italy shares the lead with Delia Sclabas of Switzerland, Mariana Machado of Portugal, and Zofia Dudek of Poland. Dudek finished 5th and won the USA Foot Locker XC in San Diego. Dudek is a high school student in Ann Arbor, MI.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won his fourth straight U20 Euro XC.
Istvan Palkovits (15th), and Levente Szemerei (59th) carried the banner for Hungary in the U20 race.
U20 Team Ireland placed fourth. Keelan Kilrehill, Thomas McStay, Darragh McElhinney, Jamie Battle, Efren Gidey (3rd overall), and Shay McEvoy get a team photo after the race.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway puts a gap on all challengers, as he won by 38 seconds. Elfren Gidey of Ireland, and Ayetullah Aslanhan of Turkey would hold on for the other podium spots.
Matthew Willis of Great Britain enjoys a slight lead early in the race. Ayetullah Aslanhan of Turkey (left with glasses) would place second and Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway would win his 4th straight.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway has plenty of company early in the U20 race, Ingebrigtsen would win his 4th straight U20 Euro XC race.
U20 Team Portugal placed fifth. Monica Silva, Camila Gomes, Barbara Neiva, and Carla Pereira enjoyed their home course in Lisbon.
Nadia Battocletti of Italy, has a nice smile after winning the U20 race and leading Team Italy to the silver medal.
The U20 team from Austria placed 12th. Carina Reicht, Katharina Gotschl, and Lotte Luise Seiler, give a nice smile after the race.
U20 Women finish line madness.
Izzy Fry of Great Britain placed sixth overall in the U20 race, and led her team to the team gold. Like this: Like Loading...
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