Russia replaced hosts Azerbaijan at the head of the medals table at the EYOF in Baku ©EYOF

Russia took over from the host nation at the top of the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival medals table after the fourth day of competition in Azerbaijan's capital Baku today.

After a day of podium-topping finishes, Russia accrued a total of 13 gold, eight silver and 11 bronze medals.

Azerbaijan, whose wrestling heroics on Tuesday were followed by only one gold today, have eight gold, five silver, five bronze and Turkey six golds, four silvers and five bronzes.

One of Russia’s day-four golds came in the women’s artistic gymnastics team event in the National Gymnastics Arena, where they finished ahead of Romania, with bronze going to Britain.

Two others came on the third day of athletics at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium.

Russia’s Violetta Ignatyeva won the girls' discus final with a best effort of 55.37 metres with Germany’s Pia Northoff earning silver with 54.38m and bronze going to Turkey’s Ozlem Becerek, who reached 53.43m.

Olesya Soldatova won the girls' 400m in 53.37sec, from Belgium’s Liefde Schoemaker, who clocked 53.85, and Norway’s Lakeri Ertzgaard, who recorded 54.56.

Germany won the girls' 800m thanks to Sophia Volkmer, who crossed the line in 2:05.62sec ahead of Valentina Rosamilia of Switzerland, who recorded 2:06.30, and Spain’s Lucia Pinnachio, who clocked 2:06.66.

Four golds in the pool helped Russia move to the top of the medals table after day four at the Summer EYOF in Baku ©EYOF
Four golds in the pool helped Russia move to the top of the medals table after day four at the Summer EYOF in Baku ©EYOF

Jedrzej Poczwardowski of Poland won the boys' 1,500m in 3:54.64sec, from France’s Adil Espasa, who clocked 3:55.19, and Spain’s Fikadu Gonzalez, who finished in 3:55.73.

In boys' judo at Heydar Aliyev Arena, Georgia’s Nika Bachiashvili won gold in the 50 kilograms category, with other titles going to Turkey’s Berat Bahadir in the 55kg class and home judoka Turan Bayramov in the 60kg category.

There were four Russian golds in today’s swimming events.

Vadim Klimenishchev won the men’s 200m butterfly in an EYOF record of 1:58.06 from Britain’s Edward Mildred, timed at 1:58.64, and Poland’s Krzysztof Chmielewski, who clocked 2:01.82.

Ilya Borodin won the men’s 200m individual medley in an EYOF record of 2:01.55 ahead of Hungary’s Hubert Kos, who clocked 2:02.60, and Turkey’s Berke Saka, who recorded 2:03.25.

Evgeeniia Chikunova set an EYOF record in the women’s 200m breaststroke, clocking 2:24.15.

Silver went to France’s Justine Delmas, on 2:27.50, and bronze to Ireland’s Molly Mayne, who finished in 2:30.76.

Russia won the women’s 4x100m freestyle title in an EYOF record of 3:45.10, ahead of Britain on 3:47.62 and Hungary on 3:48.67.

Romania’s David Popovici won the men’s 100m freestyle in 49.82, an EYOF record, ahead of Britain’s Jacob Whittle, who clocked 49.99, and Rasmus Nickelsen of Denmark, who recorded 50.22.

Gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle went to Britain in 3:26.71, ahead of Russia, who recorded 3:27.14, and Turkey, on 3:28.09.