Gold for Guliyev at Euros, hurdler Herman ends German hopes

Greece's Ekatarini Stefanidi makes an attempt in the women's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Germany's gold medal winner Thomas Roehler, right, and Germany's silver medal winner Andreas Hofmann celebrate after the men's javelin final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Turkey's Ramil Guliyev celebrates winning the men's 200 meter final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Germany's gold medal winner Thomas Roehler, right, and Germany's silver medal winner Andreas Hofmann celebrate after the men's javelin final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Turkey's Ramil Guliyev celebrates after winning the gold medal after the men's 200-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Belarus' Elvira Herman celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad celebrates winning the men's 3000 meter steeplechase final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Germany's silver medal winner Pamela Dutkiewicz, Germany's bronze medal winner Cindy Roleder and Belarus' gold medal winner Elvira Herman, from left, cross the line of the women's 100-meter hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
=Norway's Karsten Warholm celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 400-meter hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad celebrates winning the men's 3000 meter steeplechase final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Greece's gold medal winner Ekatarini Stefanidi and silver medal winner Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou celebrate with the Greek flag after the women's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Norway's Karsten Warholm celebrates winning the men's 400 meter hurdles final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Norway's Karsten Warholm, left, and Turkey's Yasmani Copello, right, compete during the men's 400 meter hurdles final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles.

Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Switzerland's Alex Wilson.

The 21-year-old Herman clocked 12.67 seconds to beat Olympic bronze medalist Pamela Dutkiewicz (12.72) and Cindy Roleder (12.77) - both of Germany - for her first medal at a major meet.

Olympic champion Thomas Roehler won gold in front of home supporters in the javelin with a throw of 89.47 meters, beating German compatriot Andreas Hofmann and Estonia's Magnus Kirt. World champion Johannes Vetter finished fifth.

World champion Karsten Warholm of Norway won the men's 400-meter hurdles in 47.64, ahead of Turkey's Yasmani Copello and Ireland's Thomas Barr.

France's two-time Olympic silver medalist, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, won his fifth European gold overall with his fourth 3,000 steeplechase title.

Also, Greece's world and Olympic pole vault champion Ekaterini Stefanidi successfully defended her European title against compatriot Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou and Britain's Holly Bradshaw.

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