Ukraine Leads The Final Medal Count at Reims 2024

The culminating day of the 2024 Virtus World and European Indoor Athletics in Reims, France, witnessed pivotal moments that reshaped the standings.

Liudmyla Danylina of Ukraine showcased unparalleled prowess, clinching gold in both the 800m and 3,000m events, solidifying her dominance in indoor track athletics.

In the Women’s 200m, Yuliia Shuliar of Ukraine sprinted to victory with a blistering time of 25.03 seconds, securing gold. Aysel Önder and Reyhan Tasdelen from Turkey claimed silver and bronze, respectively. Meanwhile, in the Men’s 200m, De Rodriguez Ramirez of Spain claimed gold with an impressive time of 22.37 seconds, closely followed by Igor Oliveira from Portugal and Joel Reinoldsson from Sweden.

In the II1 800m events, Liudmyla Danylina continued her dominance, securing gold in the Women’s category, while Sandro Baessa of Portugal emerged victorious in the Men’s event. Reyhan Tasdelen and Virginie Dreux from Turkey and France respectively secured silver and bronze in womens, while Gael Geffroy and Arthur Bellitto from France claimed silver and bronze in the Men’s 800m.

Danylina continued her winning streak in the 3,000m, claiming gold for Ukraine, with Cristi Pinto Pereira of Portugal securing gold in the Men’s event. Iryna Kandyba of Ukraine and Pavlo Voluikevych secured silver in their respective events, while Anna Bodziony and Adria Parras Alvarez clinched bronze.

Ukrainian athletes dominating podium. Photo Credit: Geoffrey Wahlen/FFSA

In the High Jump events, Ruslana Muravska of Ukraine and Kyrylo Bezverkhov secured gold for their country, with Ana Filipe and Lenine Cunha from Portugal claiming silver. Fatma Damla Altin of Turkey, Alexander Lilliesköld of Sweden, and Mykhailo Bilenko of Ukraine secured bronze in their respective events.

Ukraine’s dominance extended to the Women’s 4x400m Relay, securing gold, while the men’s team from Portugal emerged victorious.

In the team events, Portugal topped the men’s standings, followed by Ukraine and Turkey. Ukraine led the women’s standings, with Turkey and France following suit.

With an impressive haul of 13 gold, 7 silver, and 4 bronze medals, Ukraine secured the top spot on the final medal tally, showcasing their dominance in the competition. Portugal secured second place with 9 gold, 7 silver, and 16 bronze medals, while Spain claimed third place with 7 gold, 2 silver, and 5 bronze medals.

Full results can be accessed from Virtus website.