19:06 / 15.08.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Croatia wins another medal at European Championships

European Championships

European Championships

Foto: Marius Becker / DPA

Croatian long-distance runner Matea Parlov Koštro on Monday took the silver medal in the women's marathon at the 2022 European Championships taking place in Munich, Germany.

She finished with a time of 2:28.42, six seconds behind winner Aleksandra Lisowska of Poland. Third place was shared by Nienka Brinkman of the Netherlands and Miriam Dattke of Germany (2:28.52).

"I'm still not aware of what happened. I have to admit that I was secretly hoping to win a medal because I knew I was in good shape. I've been training well, but this is the cream of the crop. These are the European Championships. The competition is incredible. I still can't believe what I did, not only for myself but for Croatia as well," said Parlov Koštro.

This is Croatia's first marathon medal at a major competition.

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