1934 European Athletics Championships

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1st European Athletics Championships
1934 European Athletics Championships logo.png
Host city Torino, Italy
Date(s) 7 – 9 September
Main stadium Stadio Benito Mussolini
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 226 athletes from
23 nations
Events 22

The 1st European Athletics Championships were held in Turin, Italy, at the Stadio Benito Mussolini between 7 and 9 September 1934. A contemporaneous report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald.[1]

Results[edit]

Medalists[2] and complete results were published.[3]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Chris Berger
 Netherlands
10.6 Erich Borchmeyer
 Germany
10.7 József Sir
 Hungary
10.7
200 metres
details
Chris Berger
 Netherlands
21.5 József Sir
 Hungary
21.5 Tinus Osendarp
 Netherlands
21.6
400 metres
details
Adolf Metzner
 Germany
47.9 Pierre Skawinski
 France
48.0 Bertil von Wachenfeldt
 Sweden
48.0
800 metres
details
Miklós Szabó
 Hungary
1:52.0 Mario Lanzi
 Italy
1:52.0 Wolfgang Dessecker
 Germany
1:52.2
1500 metres
details
Luigi Beccali
 Italy
3:54.6 Miklós Szabó
 Hungary
3:55.2 Roger Normand
 France
3:57.0
5000 metres
details
Roger Rochard
 France
14:36.8 Janusz Kusociński
 Poland
14:41.2 Ilmari Salminen
 Finland
14:43.6
10,000 metres
details
Ilmari Salminen
 Finland
31:02.6 Arvo Askola
 Finland
31:03.3 Henry Nielsen
 Denmark
31:27.4
Marathon
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Armas Toivonen
 Finland
2:52:29 Thore Enochsson
 Sweden
2:54:36 Aurelio Genghini
 Italy
2:55:04
110 metres hurdles
details
József Kovács
 Hungary
14.8 Erwin Wegner
 Germany
14.9 Holger Albrechtsen
 Norway
15.0
400 metres hurdles
details
Hans Scheele
 Germany
53.2 Akilles Järvinen
 Finland
53.7 Christos Mantikas
 Greece
54.9
50 kilometres walk
details
Jānis Daliņš
 Latvia
4: 49:53 Arthur Tell Schwab
 Switzerland
4: 53:09 Ettore Rivolta
 Italy
4: 54:06
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 Germany
Egon Schein
Erwin Gillmeister
Gerd Hornberger
Erich Borchmeyer
41.0  Hungary
László Forgács
József Kovács
József Sir
Gyula Gyenes
41.4  Netherlands
Tinus Osendarp
Tjeerd Boersma
Robert Jansen
Chris Berger
41.6
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 Germany
Helmut Hamann
Hans Scheele
Harry Voigt
Adolf Metzner
3:14.1  France
Robert Paul
Serge Guillez
Raymond Boisset
Pierre Skawinski
3:15.6  Sweden
Sven Strömberg
Pelle Pihl
Gustaf Eriksson
Bertil von Wachenfeldt
3:16.6

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kalevi Kotkas
 Finland
2.00 m Birger Halvorsen
 Norway
1.97 m Veikko Peräsalo
 Finland
1.97 m
Long jump
details
Wilhelm Leichum
 Germany
7.45 m Otto Berg
 Norway
7.31 m Luz Long
 Germany
7.25 m
Pole vault
details
Gustav Wegner
 Germany
4.00 m Bo Ljungberg
 Sweden
4.00 m John Lindroth
 Finland
3.90 m
Triple jump
details
Willem Peters
 Netherlands
14.89 m Eric Svensson
 Sweden
14.83 m Onni Rajasaari
 Finland
14.74 m
Shot put
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Arnold Viiding
 Estonia
15.19 m Risto Kuntsi
 Finland
15.19 m František Douda
 Czechoslovakia
15.18 m
Discus throw
details
Harald Andersson
 Sweden
50.38 m Paul Winter
 France
47.09 m István Donogán
 Hungary
45.91 m
Javelin throw
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Matti Järvinen
 Finland
76.66 m WR Matti Sippala
 Finland
69.97 m Gustav Sule
 Estonia
69.31 m
Hammer throw
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Ville Pörhölä
 Finland
50.34 m Fernande Vandelli
 Italy
48.69 m Gunnar Jansson
 Sweden
47.85 m
Decathlon
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Hans-Heinrich Sievert
 Germany
6858 pts Leif Dahlgren
 Sweden
6666 pts Jerzy Pławczyk
 Poland
6399 pts

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 7 2 2 11
2  Finland 5 4 4 13
3  Netherlands 3 0 2 5
4  Hungary 2 3 2 7
5  Sweden 1 4 3 8
6  France 1 3 1 5
7  Italy 1 2 2 5
8  Estonia 1 0 1 2
9  Latvia 1 0 0 1
10  Norway 0 2 1 3
11  Poland 0 1 1 2
12  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
13=  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
13=  Denmark 0 0 1 1
13=  Greece 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 223 athletes from 23 countries participated in the event, three athletes less than the official number as published.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Athletic Championships - Germany wins six titles, Glasgow Herald, September 10, 1934, p. 19, retrieved 14 August 2014 
  2. ^ "European Championships (Men)". gbrathletics.com. 2007. Archived from the original on 25 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  3. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 360–362, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  4. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 

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