Neubrandenburg (dpa / mv) - Discus thrower Claudine Vita has won the first medal at a major international championship. The athlete from SC Neubrandenburg won bronze at the European Championships in Munich on Tuesday evening in front of around 40,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium. "It was just an unbelievable competition. We came to the stadium, the hut was full and you knew straight away: Okay, it's going to be a great atmosphere again tonight with all the German finals," she told the website lichtathletik.de.
Gold went to defending champion Sandra Perkovic from Croatia with 67.95 meters. Kristin Pudenz from Potsdam took second place with 67.87 meters. "Kristin and I get along great, and when it was clear that we both had a medal, I was just really happy," said Vita, looking at the final classification.