Gold on the balance beam for gymnast Ondine Achampong, centre, helped Britain finish second in the medal table at EYOF 2019 in Baku ©TeamGB

Russia finished the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival with 28 gold medals – more than twice the number of the nearest nation, as competition finished in Baku today.

Gold medals from tennis player Matilda Mutavdzic and gymnasts Ondine Achampong and Raekwon Baptiste meant Britain finished second in the table with 11 golds, 12 silvers and two bronzes, ahead of Turkey, who had 11 golds, six silvers and 10 bronzes.

The host nation was fourth, with 10 golds, six silvers and 10 bronzes.

Italy finished on a high as their team won boys’ volleyball gold, beating Belgium 3-0 in the final.

The boys’ singles title in the tennis went to Daniel Merida of Spain.

Croatia beat Germany by a single point, 29-28, to win the boys’ handball title, while the girls’ gold medal went to France, who beat the Netherlands 23-21.

In the boys’ basketball final, Spain beat Turkey 65-52, and in the girls’ final France beat Hungary 64-59.

At the judo venue, Heydar Aliyev Arena, Turkey beat Russia 4-0 in the final of the mixed team.

At the National Gymnastics Arena, Ukraine’s all-around champion Illia Kovtun finished with a double gold flourish in the individual apparatus discipline.

He won the boys' horizontal bar with 13.366 points from France’s Lucas Desanges, who scored 13.233, and Italy’s Ivan Brunello, who totalled 13.200.

Kovtun also won the uneven bars with 14.600, as his compatriot Volodmyr Kostiuk took silver with 14.300 and bronze went to Hungary’s Krisztian Balazs on 13.566.

Russia finished well clear at the top of the final medals table for the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku ©EYOF
Russia finished well clear at the top of the final medals table for the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku ©EYOF

Britain’s Baptiste secured his boys’ vault gold with 13.983 points, as Romanians Robert and Gabriel Burtanete finished second and third on 13.933  and 13.833, respectively.

The girls’s all-around champion and world junior champion, Viktoria Listunova of Russia, also finished on a golden flourish as she won the girls’ floor with 14.066 points.

At Tifiq Bahramov Stadium, the final day of athletics saw Russia’s Adelina Khalikova secure the first gold of the day as she won the girls’ high jump with 1.86m.

Raman Khartanovich of Belarus won the boys’ discus with an effort of 63.09m, and Grigoris Nikolaou won the boys’ triple jump with 15.45m.

Lea Vendome of France earned 100m hurdles gold in 13.52, just 0.01 ahead of Germany’s Franziska Schuster.

Pol Oriach of Spain won the boys’ 2,000m steeplechase in 5min 49.56sec.

The girls’ 1,500m title went to Antje Pfueller of Germany in 4:28.89.

Gold in the boys’ 800m final went to Jakub Davidik of the Czech Republic in 1:51.02.

Spain won the girls’ medley relay final in 2:08.53, while victory in the boys’ version went to Poland in 1:53.39.

 Yahor Huptar of Belarus won the boys’ high jump final with 2.18m.