It was an almost perfect race that ended with a new national record on an indoor track (14.53 meters) and the European title in the triple jump. After Auriol Dongmo and Pedro Pichardo, Patrícia Mamona was the third Portuguese athlete this Sunday afternoon to guarantee the gold medal for Portugal at the European Championships on an indoor track.
In Torun, Poland, the Portuguese three-man ran a tremendous quality test. Mamona, who won the qualification with a jump of 14.43 meters, one centimeter from the national record, started the race with two good marks (14.35 and 14.38), but set the new national record on the third jump on the covered route at: 14.53 meters.
Almost immediately afterwards, the German Neele Eckhardt surprised with her personal record (14.52 meters), which held the Portuguese gold only one centimeter. Further back were Viyaleta Skvartsova (14.35 m), Ana Peleteiro (14.34 m) and Paraskevi Papachristou (14.31 m).
With three jumps left, Patrícia Mamona couldn’t improve the mark (zero; 14.29 meters; zero) and was still scared when the Spaniard Ana Peleteiro hit Neele Eckhardt in second place with 14.52 meters, but did not miss it another title for Portugal in the European Championship.