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Ogunleye claims first medal for Germany at European championships

German athlete Yemisi Ogunleye competes during the Women's High Jump Qualification Group A of the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium. Michael Kappeler/dpa
German athlete Yemisi Ogunleye competes during the Women's High Jump Qualification Group A of the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium. Michael Kappeler/dpa

Shot putter Yemisi Ogunleye claimed the first medal for Germany at the European athletics championships in Rome on Friday.

The 25-year-old threw 18.62 metres to finish third. Jessica Schilder threw 18.77m to claim gold and lead a one-two for Netherlands ahead of team-mate Jorinde Van Klinken.

Ogunleye has in her career also a silver medal from the 2024 world indoor championships.

German athlete Yemisi Ogunleye competes during the Women's High Jump Qualification Group A of the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium. Michael Kappeler/dpa
German athlete Yemisi Ogunleye competes during the Women's High Jump Qualification Group A of the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium. Michael Kappeler/dpa