The European Athletics Indoor Championships are the biggest indoor event organised by European Athletics.
The last edition in Istanbul, Türkiye was highlighted by Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam winning her third European indoor pentathlon title with a world record of 5055 points ahead of Adrianna Sulek from Poland who matched the previous world record with 5013 points to win silver. This was the first world record to be set at the European Athletics Indoor Championships since 2011.
From a domestic standout, Tugba Danismaz delighted the crowd in the Atakoy Arena with victory in the women's triple jump. Danismaz reached out to a national record of 14.31m to win Türkiye's first ever gold medal in a field event at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Femke Bol from the Netherlands defended her gold medals in both the 400m and 4x400m while Jakob Ingebrigtsen also won the 1500/3000m double for the second successive championships to bring his tally of European indoor titles up to five and his overall European senior title haul to 11 at the age of 22.
With four gold medals, Norway topped the medal table for the first time in European Athletics Indoor Championships history. Aside from Ingebrigtsen's double, Karsten Warholm regained his title in the 400m while Sondre Guttormsen won the pole vault title on countback. Sander Skotheim also won heptathlon silver behind France's Kevin Mayer who won a record-equalling third gold medal in the event.
In total, 21 nations won medals in the Atakoy Arena while 33 countries had at least one athlete place inside the top eight in a final. Four world leading marks were set across the four days of competition along with 12 European leads and 39 national records.
The next edition of the European Athletics Indoor Championships will be held in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands from 6-9 March.