The Netherlands broke the championship record to win the gold medal in women's 4x400 relay.
The Netherlands, the defending champions in women's 4x400 relay race, won gold for the second time in a row with improving their championship record by nearly two seconds. The Dutch team, composed of Lieke Klaver, Eveline Saalberg, Cathelijn Peeters and Femke Bol, clocked 3:25.66. Italy, who won bronze four years ago in Glasgow, set a national record of 3:28.61 to win the silver medal in Istanbul. Poland won their second consecutive bronze medal with 3:29.31. Four other teams in the final set their season bests, which demonstrated the pace of the race.
Men's 4x400 final also witnessed a hasty race as Belgium won the title with a Europe leading mark of 3:05.83. The team of Dylan and Kevin Borlee, Alexander Doom, and Julien Watrin returned to the top of the European indoor podium after four years. France, who was the third in Glasgow 2019, won the silver medal in Istanbul in 3:06.52. The Netherlands failed to defend their title and came in third with 3:06.59. There were also four season bests and a national record in the final. Turkey, finishing the race last, improved the national record by 1.35 seconds to 3:09.41.