1950 European Athletics Championships

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4th European Athletics Championships
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Host city Bruxelles, Belgium
Date(s) 23 – 27 August 1950
Main stadium Stade du Heysel
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 454 athletes from
24 nations
Events 34

The 4th European Athletics Championships were held from 23 August to 27 August 1950 in the Heysel Stadium of the Belgian capital Brussels. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3]

Men's results[edit]

Complete results were published.[4]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Étienne Bally (FRA) 10.7  Franco Leccese (ITA) 10.7  Vladimir Sukharev (URS) 10.7
200 metres
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 Brian Shenton (GBR) 21.5  Étienne Bally (FRA) 21.8  Jan Lammers (NED) 22.1
400 metres
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 Derek Pugh (GBR) 47.3 CR  Jacques Lunis (FRA) 47.6  Lars Wolfbrandt (SWE) 47.9
800 metres
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 John Parlett (GBR) 1:50.5 CR  Marcel Hansenne (FRA) 1:50.7  Roger Bannister (GBR) 1:50.7
1500 metres
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 Wim Slijkhuis (NED) 3:47.2 CR  Patrick El Mabrouk (FRA) 3:47.8  Bill Nankeville (GBR) 3:48.0
5000 metres
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 Emil Zátopek (TCH) 14:03.0 CR  Alain Mimoun (FRA) 14:26.0  Gaston Reiff (BEL) 14:26.2
10,000 metres
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 Emil Zátopek (TCH) 29:12.0 CR  Alain Mimoun (FRA) 30:21.0  Väinö Koskela (FIN) 30:30.8
Marathon
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 Jack Holden (GBR) 2: 32:13  Veikko Karvonen (FIN) 2: 32:45  Fedosiy Vanin (URS) 2: 33:47
110 metres hurdles
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 André-Jacques Marie (FRA) 14.6  Ragnar Lundberg (SWE) 14.7  Peter Hildreth (GBR) 15.0
400 metres hurdles
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 Armando Filiput (ITA) 51.9 CR  Yuriy Lituyev (URS) 52.4  Harry Whittle (GBR) 52.7
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Jindřich Roudný (TCH) 9:05.4  Petar Šegedin (YUG) 9:07.4  Erik Blomster (FIN) 9:08.8
10,000 metres track walk
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 Fritz Schwab (SUI) 46:01.8 CR  Emile Maggi (FRA) 46:16.8  John Mikaelsson (SWE) 46:48.2
50 kilometres walk
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 Pino Dordoni (ITA) 4:40:43  John Ljunggren (SWE) 4:43:25  Verner Ljunggren (SWE) 4:49:28
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Soviet Union
Vladimir Sukharev
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Nikolay Karakulov
41.5  France
Étienne Bally
Jacques Perlot
Yves Camus
Jean-Pierre Guillon
41.8  Sweden
Göte Kjellberg
Leif Christersson
Stig Danielsson
Hans Rydén
41.9
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Great Britain
Martin Pike
Les Lewis
Angus Scott
Derek Pugh
3:10.2 CR  Italy
Baldasare Porto
Armando Filiput
Luigi Paterlini
Antonio Siddi
3:11.0  Sweden
Gösta Brännström
Tage Ekfeldt
Rune Larsson
Lars Wolfbrandt
3:11.6

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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 Alan Paterson (GBR) 1.96  Arne Åhman (SWE) 1.93  Claude Bénard (FRA) 1.93
Long jump
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 Torfi Bryngeirsson (ISL) 7.32  Gerard Wessels (NED) 7.22  Jaroslav Fikejz (TCH) 7.20
Pole vault
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 Ragnar Lundberg (SWE) 4.30 CR  Valto Olenius (FIN) 4.25  Juho Piironen (FIN) 4.25
Triple jump
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 Leonid Shcherbakov (URS) 15.39 CR  Valdemar Rautio (FIN) 14.96  Ruhi Sarıalp (TUR) 14.53
Shot put
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 Gunnar Huseby (ISL) 16.74 CR  Angiolo Profeti (ITA) 15.16  Oto Grigalka (URS) 15.14
Discus throw
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 Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 53.75 CR  Giuseppe Tosi (ITA) 52.31  Olli Partanen (FIN) 48.69
Javelin throw
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 Toivo Hyytiäinen (FIN) 71.26  Per-Arne Berglund (SWE) 70.06  Ragnar Ericzon (SWE) 69.82
Hammer throw
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 Sverre Strandli (NOR) 55.71  Teseo Taddia (ITA) 54.73  Jirí Dadák (TCH) 53.64
Decathlon
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 Ignace Heinrich (FRA) 7364  Örn Clausen (ISL) 7297  Kjell Tånnander (SWE) 7175

Women's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 11.7 CR  Yevgeniya Sechenova (URS) 12.3  June Foulds (GBR) 12.4
200 metres
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 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 24.0  Yevgeniya Sechenova (URS) 24.8  Dorothy Hall (GBR) 25.0
80 metres hurdles
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 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 11.1 CR  Maureen Gardner (GBR) 11.6  Micheline Ostermeyer (FRA) 11.7
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Great Britain
Elspeth Hay
Jean Desforges
Dorothy Hall
June Foulds
47.4  Netherlands
Xenia Stad-de Jong
Bertha Brouwer
Gré de Jongh
Fanny Blankers-Koen
47.4  Soviet Union
Yelena Gokieli
Sofia Malschina
Sonya Duchovich
Yevgeniya Sechenova
47.5

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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 Sheila Lerwill (GBR) 1.63  Dorothy Tyler-Odam (GBR) 1.63  Galina Ganeker (URS) 1.63
Long jump
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 Valentina Bogdanova (URS) 5.82  Wilhelmine Lust (NED) 5.63  Maire Osterdahl (FIN) 5.57
Shot put
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 Anna Andreyeva (URS) 14.32 CR  Klavdiya Tochenova (URS) 13.92  Micheline Ostermeyer (FRA) 13.37
Discus throw
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 Nina Dumbadze (URS) 48.03 CR  Rimma Shumskaya (URS) 42.25  Edera Cordiale (ITA) 41.57
Javelin throw
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 Natalya Smirnitskaya (URS) 47.55 CR  Herma Bauma (AUT) 43.87  Galina Zybina (URS) 42.75
Pentathlon
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 Arlette Ben Hamo (FRA) 3204  Bertha Crowther (GBR) 3048  Olga Modrachová (TCH) 3026

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 8 3 6 17
2  Soviet Union 6 5 5 16
3  France 4 8 3 15
4  Netherlands 4 3 2 9
5  Italy 3 5 1 9
6  Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 6
7  Iceland 2 1 0 3
8  Sweden 1 4 7 12
9  Finland 1 3 5 9
10=  Norway 1 0 0 1
10=   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
12=  Austria 0 1 0 1
12=  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
14=  Belgium 0 0 1 1
14=  Turkey 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 454 athletes from 21 countries participated in the event, in agreement with the official number of athletes, but three countries less than the official number of 24 as published.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden Wins Marathon - European Games Open, Glasgow Herald, August 24, 1950, p. 9, retrieved August 24, 2014 
  2. ^ Britain Lose Title - Athletics in Brussels, Glasgow Herald, August 25, 1950, p. 9, retrieved August 24, 2014 
  3. ^ Britain's Eight Gold Medals, Glasgow Herald, August 28, 1950, p. 2, retrieved August 24, 2014 
  4. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 372–377, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  5. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 
Results

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