A statistical round-up of the men’s events at the Zurich 2014 European Championships

It’s stat time again … Steven Mills recaps the European Championships in Zurich with some of the top facts and figures from the men’s events.

You can find stats on the women’s events here.

Men’s sprints

» James Dasaolu became the sixth British winner of the European 100m title and British sprinters won multiple medals for the third time.

» Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut’s 10.06 was the fastest ever heat at the European Championships. At the time, it was also the third fastest time in European Champs history.

» Dasaolu’s 10.04 was the fastest ever semi-final at the European Champs and the joint second fastest time ever at the European Champs.

» Christophe Lemaitre of France became just the third sprinter to win three European 100m medals after Ukraine’s Valeriy Borzov and Britain’s Linford Christie.

» Britain’s Adam Gemili became the second athlete to duck under the 20-second barrier at the European Champs after Greek sprinter Konstandinos Kenteris’ 19.85 in 2002.

» British sprinters have now taken a record four European 200m titles after Gemili’s win and fifteen medals in total. The Soviet Union and the Netherlands are next with three titles apiece.

» Martyn Rooney’s 44.71 was the third fastest winning time over 400m at the European Champs after his fellow Britons Iwan Thomas’ 44.52 in 1998 and Roger Black’s 44.59 in 1986.

» British sprinters took a one-two in the 400m for the third time at the European Champs.

» Donald Sanford picked up Israel’s first ever medal on the track with bronze in the 400m.

» British sprinters won the 100m, 200m and 400m titles in the same edition of the European Champs for the third time. No other nation has achieved this feat.

Men’s hurdles/relays

» Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov became just the third sprint hurdler to retain his European 110m hurdles title after Italy’s Eddy Ottoz and Britain’s Colin Jackson.

» The gap of 0.00 between Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in third and Balazs Baji in fourth in the 110m hurdles final was the smallest in European Champs history.

» On home-soil, Kariem Hussein claimed Switzerland’s first European title on the track since 1969.

» Rasmus Magi won Estonia’s first ever medal on the track with silver in the 400m hurdles.

» In a high-quality event, Patryk Dobek of Poland’s time of 49.13 was the fastest non-qualifying time for a European 400m hurdles final.

» GB’s winning 4x100m time of 37.93 was the second fastest time in European Champs history after France’s 37.79 champs record in 1990.

» The GB splits in the 4x400m final were: Conrad Williams 45.0, Matthew Hudson-Smith 44.2, Michael Bingham 45.61, Martyn Rooney 43.93.

» For the first time since 1938, the same nation won both 4x100m titles at the same edition of the European Champs.

Men’s middle and long-distance

» Adam Kszczot’s winning time in the 800m of 1:44.15 was the third fastest at the European Champs after Olaf Beyer’s 1:43.84 in 1978, and Luciano Susanj’s 1:44.07 from 1974.

» Not since 1990 has the same nation won gold and silver medals from a European 800m final.

» For the first time since 1990, a Spaniard failed to win a medal in the 1500m, while Chris O’Hare became the first British medallist since Steve Cram and Seb Coe in 1986.

» A time outside 3:40 in the 1500m won the title for the fifth time from the last six finals.

» Poland picked up their first medal in the steeplechase at the European Champs since 1982.

» Mo Farah became the first athlete to win the 5000m and 10,000m double twice at the European Champs.

» Farah’s winning time in the 5000m of 14:05.82 was the slowest since 1946.

» Hayle Ibrahimov won Azerbaijan’s first ever silver medal at the European Champs behind Farah in the 5000m.

Men’s jumps

» Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine was a little way off his best in the high jump, but his winning mark of 2.35m was the joint second highest at the European Champs.

» Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie became the second vaulter to win three European pole vault titles in succession after Wolfgang Nordwig between 1966-71.

» Lavillenie’s winning margin of 20cm was the joint biggest in European Champs history.

» Like Sergey Bubka and Steve Hooker at the 1987 and 2009 World Champs respectively, Lavillenie won the European title with just two vaults.

» Greg Rutherford became just the second British winner of the European long jump title after Lynn Davies in 1966.

» Benjamin Compaore became the first French winner of the European triple jump title, while Russia picked up multiple medals for the first time.

Men’s throws

» David Storl of Germany became the first thrower since Udo Beyer in 1982 to retain his European shot put title.

» With silver, Borja Vivas picked up Spain’s first ever medal in a throwing event at the European Champs.

» German thrower Robert Harting’s winning discus throw of 66.07m was the shortest in two decades.

» Harting also became the first thrower to defend his European discus title since 1954.

» For only the second time in a European hammer final, two throwers surpassed the 82m-barrier.

» Antti Ruuskanen became the fifth Finnish winner of the javelin title, but the first since 1974. The Finns also won multiple medals for the first time since 1946.

Other events

» Belarusian decathlon winner Andrei Krauchanka’s 2.22m high jump matched the best ever recorded in a European Champs decathlon.

» Germany’s fifth-placer Arthur Abele’s 13.55 was the fastest ever 110m hurdles recorded in a European Champs decathlon by 0.41, while Rico Freimuth (13.63) and Oleksiy Kasyanov (13.95) were also under the old mark.

» Marathon-winner Daniele Meucci of Italy recorded identical halfway splits of 65:34/65:34 en route to the title.

» His winning time of 2:11:08, a PB, was the third fastest at the European Champs after Martin Fiz’s 2:10:31 in 1994 and Gelindo Bordin’s 2:10:54 in 1994.

» His PB is now only six seconds slower than his coach Massimo Magnini’s PB from 1985.

» Italy joined Finland and GB with the most marathon wins at five.

» Yared Shegumo won Poland’s first ever medal in the men’s marathon with silver.

» In the 20km walk, Miguel Angel Lopez of Spain’s winning margin of one second was the smallest in European Champs history.

» France’s Yohann Diniz became the first three-time gold medallist in a walks event at the European Champs.

» His world record in the 50km walk was the first at the European Champs since 1990, as Robert Korzeniowski’s mark in the 50km in 2002 was regarded as a ‘world best’.

» The August 21 edition of Athletics Weekly was a bumper special and featured 54 pages of in-depth reports, results, news and photos from the European Championships. You can order a copy here or read it online here