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Alberto Garcia Places First in Men's 3000 Meters Race in Vienna

Spanish runners have taken two of the top three places in the men's 3,000 meters race at the European indoor athletics championships in Vienna, Austria.

Alberto Garcia won the title with a time of seven minutes, 43.89 seconds. Countryman Antonio Jimenez was second, nearly three seconds back. Spain's Jesus Espana and Britain's John Maycock tied for third place.

Russia's Marina Kuptsova won the women's high jump by clearing two meters, three centimeters. Sweden's Kajsa Bergqvist took the silver medal, with the bronze going to Dora Gyorffy of Hungary.

In the men's heptathlon, Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic won the gold medal with 62-hundred-80 points. Defending champion and countryman Thomas Dvorak was second (6,165 points). Olympic champion Erki Nool of Estonia was third (6,084).

In the shot put, Manuel Martinez of Spain won with toss of 21 meters, 26 centimeters, just three centimeters ahead of silver medallist Joachim Olsen of Denmark (21.23). Slovakia's Mikulas Konopka won the bronze medal.

Olympic champion Tereza Marinova of Bulgaria won the women's triple jump with a distance of 14 meters, 81 centimeters. Britain's Aisha Hansen was second, with Russian Yelena Oleynikova third.

Glory Alozie of Spain won the women's 60-meters hurdles, with Linda Ferga of France taking the silver medal, and Germany's Kirsten Bolm winning the bronze. Competition continues through Sunday.

Colin Jackson of Britain won the men's 60-meter hurdles (in 7.4 seconds) with Raul Fernandez of Spain taking the men's long jump with a leap of eight-meters, 22.

Poland's Marcin Urbas won the men's 200-meters race (in 20.64 seconds) and Rui Silva of Portugal took the men's 15-hundred meters title (3:49.93).

Germany's Tim Lobinger won the men's pole vault by clearing five meters, 75 centimeters. Vita Pavlysh of Ukraine won the women's shot put with a push of 19-meters, 76 centimeters.