"First" before the European Championship for Tentoglou
With a jump at 8.15m. the "golden" Olympic champion defeated on points the Cuban Michael Maso, who also had 8.15m. (2nd, worse second attempt than Tedoglou), and the Swede Tobias Modler (3rd with 8.14m).
Tedoglou entered the race at 7.86, passed 8.07m. with his second attempt and triumphed with 8.15m. of his third jump, which also gave him first place. The Greek champion also had two fouls while conceding one try.
Among the women, Nicole Kyriakopoulou took fourth place in the pole vault with 4.30m. The winner was the Canadian Alisa Newman with 4.65m, while the second was the Chinese Huiqin Xu with 4.55m. and third the Italian Elisa Molinaro with 4.45m.