As the only European sprinter to have broken 20 seconds for the 200m in 2018, Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev finds himself in a good place heading into the major event of the summer.
But just for good measure ahead of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, as the German capital co-hosts the first multi-sports European Championships with Glasgow, Guliyev added some fine-tuning to his muscles on Saturday (28) at the Josko Meeting in Andorf, Austria.
In his final action before he heads to the Olympic Stadium, Guliyev not only confirmed his plans to run both sprints, but then ran 20.18 for the 200m and 10.23 in the heats of the 100m followed by 10.15 in the final. Guliyev was one of Europe’s leading stars as he won world gold in London last summer, 12 months after landing silver at the last European Championships in Amsterdam.
A time of 10.10 is his quickest over 100m this season which has him at 13th on the 2018 European lists but it is over 200m where he has really stood out with his blistering 19.90 from the Oslo Diamond League last month putting him top of the lists followed by Spain’s Bruno Hortelano, the defending European champion whose best is his national record of 20.04 from last week.
2018 Avrupa Atletizm Şampiyonasından önceki son yarış ve son hazırlıklar yapıldı. Geriye sadece sezonun en önemli yarışı kaldı ve son 1 sene bu yarış için hazırlanıyorduk ,sizin desteğiyle ülkemizi ve milli takımımızı temsil edeceğiz.
#enbuyukTurkiye #theMoment pic.twitter.com/JqaLYnzSCh Ramil Guliyev (@ramil_guliyev) July 29, 2018