Special Sub-Topic: European Championships 2002
|Which event was won by Alex Averbukh of Israel?|
Pole vault. His winning jump was 5.85m. It was the first gold medal for Israel at a major athletics championship.
|The only Dutch medal was won by which athlete?|
Simon Vroemen. Simon Vroemen won the silver medal at the 3000m steeple, a race that was won by Antonio Jiminez from Spain. Kamiel Maase finished 9th at the 10,000m and 5th at the 5,000m. Lia Koeman became 10th in the final shot put women and Nadja Wijenberg finished 6th at the marathon for women.
|Sureyya Ayhan was the winner of the 1500m women final. She won in 3:58.79. From what country is this gold medal winner?|
Turkey. The silver medal was won by Szabo from Romenia and the bronze by Tomashova from Russia.
|Ingo Schultz from Germany and Olesya Zykina from Russia each won a gold medal at the same event. Which one?|
400m. Ingo Schultz won his race in 45.14, and Zykina won her race in 50.45.
|Wilson Kipketer from Denmark won a gold medal because he was the first to finish his event, in a time of 1:47.25. What distance did he run?|
800m. It was one of the two medals won by Denmark. The other one was a silver medal for Joachim Olsen in the shot put final men.
|One athlete from Belgium won two silver medals. Who is she?|
Kim Gevaert. Gevaert was the second to finish at the 100m and 200m. De Jong en Vis are Dutch athletes and Justin Henin is a Belgian tennisplayer.
|Who was the winner of the first gold medal awarded at these championships?|
F. Fernandez (Spain). Fernandez was the winner of the final of the men's 20km walk in 1:18.37. Andreyev finished second and Molina third. Bilonog from Ukraine was the winner of the shot put final for men.
|Janne Holme of Finland was the winner of the marathon for men. His mother also won a gold medal 28 years ago. At what distance did she win gold?|
3000m. His mother won the 3000m at the championships in 1974.
|Russia captured the top position in the medal table. Great Britain was second, but who was third?|
Spain. Russia won 7 gold, 9 silver, and 8 bronze. Great Britain 7-1-6, Spain 6-3-6, France 4-1-2, Greece 4-0-2, and Sweden 3-1-1.
|What was the name of the mascot at these championships?|
Eurolympi. It's a 'pedigree dog' and a worthy successor to Waldi, the official mascot of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
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