Laura Montauban of France won the girls 100m hurdles title ©EYOF 2023

France and Hungary grabbed two gold medals each as athletics events continued at the Maribor 2023 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) today.

Armin Szabados won the boys hammer throw gold with an effort of 78.92 metres with Finnish Aatu Kangasniemi and Greek Nikolaos Sidirenios completing the other two podium spots.

Kangasniemi got silver with a throw of 75.09m while Sidirenios claimed bronze with 73.41m.

The country got another title when Alexandra Kovacs won the girls 5 kilometres race walk in 22min 42.91sec.

Julia Suarez of Spain won the silver medal clocking 22:48.02 while Mina Stankovic of Serbia settled for bronze in 22:48.30.   

For France, Laura Montauban stood on top of the podium after winning the girls 100m hurdles in 13.22.

Behind her was Mia Wild of Croatia and Zuzanna Zajac in silver and bronze medal positions, respectively.

With a leap of 2.12 metres, Elijah Pasquier won the boys high jump title for France.

Yasir Kuduban of Turkey won silver after jumping 2.09 while Paschalis Gennikis of Greece got bronze with an effort of 2.06.

Germany and Poland triumphed in a closely contested 3x3 basketball finals.

The Germans beat Serbia 17-16 to claim the title among boys.

Germany and Poland triumphed in the 3x3 finals today ©EYOF 2023
Germany and Poland triumphed in the 3x3 finals today ©EYOF 2023

The Polish girls ensured that Germany did not do the double in the sport, winning the final 17-15.

France finished third in the sport, beating Estonia and Ukraine 21-15 and 17-15 for the boys and girls bronze medals, respectively.

Italy and Armenia bagged two titles each in the artistic gymnastics today.

Tommaso Brugnami was the best athlete in the boys floor exercise, scoring 13.833 for gold.

Anthony Mansard of France and Robert Gyulumyan of Armenia finsihed second and third with 13.533 and 13.066 points, respectively.

Italy’s second gymnastics gold of the day came in the girls vault, thanks to Sara Caputo who claimed 13.699 points.

German Helen Kevric on 13.683 bagged silver while Vanesa Masova of the Czech republic settled for bronze with 13.100.

Mamikon Khachatryan, with 13.996 claimed the boys pommel horse gold for Armenia as Greek athlete Serafeim Eminidis finished second on 13.633.

Dachi Dolidze of Georgia won bronze by scoring 13.300.

Armenia also won gold in the boys rings as Hamlet Manukyan scored 13.666.

With 13.233 and 13.166 points, Italians Brugnami and Diego Vazzola got the silver and bronze medals, respectively.