On the tail end of the European Rowing Championships this week, the largest spread ever of medalist nations enjoyed success in Brandenburg, as 23 of 34 nations entered won at least one medal. That's the most diverse range of medalists since the Championships' inception in 1893. Across the 17 boat classes, Germany topped the medal table with ten overall (three gold), followed by Great Britain with seven (four) and then the Netherlands with four (one). Other nations' success included an Irish gold in the men's lightweight double sculls by the O'Donovan brothers, and for Austria by Magdalena Lobnig in the women's single scull. A total of eleven nations won at least one gold, including Hungary, Estonia, Switzerland, and Croatia.
At the IAAF's Race Walking Team Championships, China had perhaps an expected easy time topping the medal table with the absence of Russia. China finished with ten medals overall, including seven gold across the ten events held. Those golds included three of the five team events. Non-Chinese winners included veteran Alex Schwazer of Italy in the men's 50km (over another veteran, Aussie Jared Tallent), and Mexico in the junior men's 10km event. Schwazer's perfomance also led Italy to the gold in the that 50km team rankings. China swept all the women's titles. Other medalists of note included Ukraine with a silver behind Italy in the 50km men's team, and Canada and Ecuador finishing 2-3 behind China in the 20km men's team. Australia and Colombia finished 2-3 behind China in the 20km women's team event.