The Russian women´s wait for a first major title since the breakup of the Soviet Union is over.
Russia, taking on the unbeaten Czech Republic in the final of the European Championships in Greece, snatched the gold medal in a 59-56 thriller.
Never count out the Spanish women.
Spain stormed back from a 17-point deficit in the final quarter on Sunday to stun Poland in the bronze medal game of the European Championships and qualify for the Olympics for the first time in their history.
The following players were elected to the European Championship for Women All-Tournament Team:
France came to Greece looking to defend the title they captured on home soil two years ago but they leave without a medal, and miss out on the Olympics.
At least they depart the beautiful coastal city of Patras on a winning note, seeing off a determined Belgium 94-75 on Sunday in the last classification game.
Slovakia prevailed 68-67 over Serbia & Montenegro to clinch seventh place in the European Championships here in Patras.
Ljubi Drljaca scored to give the Serbo-Montenegrins a 67-66 advantage with just 24 seconds left.
SCOREBOARD - GAME FOR 3RD PLACE
SCOREBOARD - GAME FOR 5TH PLACE
SCOREBOARD - GAME FOR 7TH PLACE