Maslák makes history at European Athletic Indoor Championships

Pavel Maslák won a historic treble in the 400m men's race at the Belgrade 2017 European Athletics Indoor Champions on Saturday, after golden finishes in Gothenburg in 2013 and Prague in 2015. He is the first man to win the indoor 400m on three occasions. Maslák, who is 26, won with a time of 45.77 ahead of Poland's Rafal Omelko with 46.08; the Netherlands' Liemarvin Bonevacia came third with a time of 46.26.

Three other Czechs also finished with medals: athlete Zuzana Hejnová won silver in the women's 400m, Tomáš Staněk won silver in the shot-put and Filip Sasínek won bronze in the 1500m.

Author: Jan Velinger