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• Europe Defeats USA to Win Inaugural Match in Minsk

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Europe defeated the United States to win the first athletics match held in Belarus capital city Minsk 9 - 10, September.

On Day one Europe won six individual events to lead the United States team by 16 points. Europeans steadily increased the lead by winning 11 more events on day two to win the match by a 724.5-601.5 margin.

The highlight of day one was Maksim Nedasekau's World leading clearance in the high jump of of 2.35m.

On day two Germany's Johannes Vetter threw a massive season best 90.03m in the javelin to score maximum points for Europe.

Polish high jumper Yulia Levchenko cleared 2.02m personal best for the win.

The final event of the match was a mixed medley relay, with each quartet consisting of two men and two women. The first two legs were run over 200m, the third leg over 400m and the final leg 800m.

The race was won by the European quartet of Germany's Patrick Domogala and Jessica-Bianca Wessolly, Poland's Iga Baumgart-Witan and Amel Tuka of Bosnia-Herzegovina.



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