1954 European Athletics Championships

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5th European Athletics Championships
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Host city Bern, Switzerland
Date(s) 25 – 29 August 1954
Main stadium Stadion Neufeld
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 686 athletes from
28 nations
Events 35

The 5th European Athletics Championships were held at Stadion Neufeld from 25–29 August 1954 in the Swiss capital Bern. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4][5]

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results were published.[6]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Heinz Fütterer (FRG) 10.5 CR=  René Bonino (FRA) 10.6  George Ellis (GBR) 10.7
200 metres
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 Heinz Fütterer (FRG) 20.9 CR  Ardalion Ignatyev (URS) 21.1  George Ellis (GBR) 21.2
400 metres
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 Ardalion Ignatyev (URS) 46.6 CR  Voitto Hellstén (FIN) 47.0  Zoltán Adamik (HUN) 47.6
800 metres
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 Lajos Szentgáli (HUN) 1:47.1 CR  Lucien De Muynck (BEL) 1:47.3  Audun Boysen (NOR) 1:47.4
1500 metres
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 Roger Bannister (GBR) 3:43.8 CR  Gunnar Nielsen (DEN) 3:44.4  Stanislav Jungwirth (TCH) 3:45.4
5000 metres
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 Vladimir Kuts (URS) 13:56.6 CR  Chris Chataway (GBR) 14:08.8  Emil Zátopek (TCH) 14:10.2
10,000 metres
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 Emil Zátopek (TCH) 28:58.0 CR  József Kovács (HUN) 29:25.8  Frank Sando (GBR) 29:27.6
110 metres hurdles
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 Yevgeniy Bulanchik (URS) 14.4  Jack Parker (GBR) 14.6  Berthold Steines (FRG) 14.7
400 metres hurdles
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 Anatoliy Yulin (URS) 50.5 CR  Yuriy Lituyev (URS) 50.8  Ossi Mildh (FIN) 51.5
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Sándor Rozsnyói (HUN) 8:49.6 CR  Olavi Rinteenpää (FIN) 8:52.4  Ernst Larsen (NOR) 8:53.2
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Hungary
László Zarándi
Géza Varasdi
György Csányi
Béla Goldoványi
40.6 CR  Great Britain
Kenneth Box
George Ellis
Kenneth Jones
Brian Shenton
40.8  Soviet Union
Boris Tokarev
Viktor Ryabov
Levan Sanadze
Leonid Bartenev
40.9
4 × 400 metres relay
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 France
Claude Haarhoff
Jacques Degats
Jean-Paul Martin du Gard
Jean-Pierre Goudeau
3:08.7 CR  West Germany
Hans Geister
Helmut Drehen
Heinz Ulzheimer
Karl-Friedrich Haas
3:08.8  Finland
Raimo Graeffe
Ossi Mildh
Rolf Back
Voitto Hellstén
3:11.5
10,000 metres track walk
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 Josef Doležal (TCH) 45:01.8 CR  Anatoliy Yegorov (URS) 45:53.0  Sergey Lobastov (URS) 46:21.8
50 kilometres walk
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 Vladimir Ukhov (URS) 4:22:11.2 CR  Josef Doležal (TCH) 4:25:07.4  Antal Róka (HUN) 4:31:32.2
Marathon
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 Veikko Karvonen (FIN) 2:24:51.6 CR  Boris Grishayev (URS) 2:24:55.8  Ivan Filin (URS) 2:25:26.6
High jump
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 Bengt Nilsson (SWE) 2.02 m CR  Jiří Lanský (TCH) 1.98 m  Jaroslav Kovář (TCH) 1.96 m
Pole vault
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 Eeles Landström (FIN) 4.40 m CR  Ragnar Lundberg (SWE) 4.40 m CR  Jeff Elliott (GBR) 4.30 m
Long jump
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 Ödön Földessy (HUN) 7.51 m  Zbigniew Iwański (POL) 7.46 m  Ernest Wanko (FRA) 7.41 m
Triple jump
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 Leonid Shcherbakov (URS) 15.90 m CR  Roger Norman (SWE) 15.17 m  Martin Řehák (TCH) 15.10 m
Shot put
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 Jiří Skobla (TCH) 17.20 m CR  Oto Grigalka (URS) 16.69 m  Heino Heinaste (URS) 16.27 m
Discus throw
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 Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 53.44 m  Giuseppe Tosi (ITA) 53.34 m  József Szécsényi (HUN) 51.58 m
Javelin throw
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 Janusz Sidło (POL) 76.35 m  Vladimir Kuznetsov (URS) 74.61 m  Soini Nikkinen (FIN) 73.38 m
Hammer throw
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 Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 63.34 m CR  Sverre Strandli (NOR) 61.07 m  József Csermák (HUN) 59.72 m
Decathlon
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 Vasili Kuznetsov (URS) 6752 pts  Torbjörn Lassenius (FIN) 6424 pts  Heinz Oberbeck (FRG) 6263 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Irina Turova (URS) 11.8  Bertha van Duyne (NED) 11.9  Anne Pashley (GBR) 11.9
200 metres
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 Mariya Itkina (URS) 24.3  Irina Turova (URS) 24.4  Shirley Hampton (GBR) 24.4
800 metres
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 Nina Otkalenko (URS) 2:08.8 CR  Diane Leather (GBR) 2:09.8  Lyudmila Lysenko (URS) 2:11.2
80 metres hurdles
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 Maria Golubnichaya (URS) 11.0 CR  Anneliese Seonbuchner (FRG) 11.2  Pamela Seaborne (GBR) 11.3
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Soviet Union
Vera Krepkina
Rimma Uliskina
Maria Itkina
Irina Turova
45.8 CR  West Germany
Irmgard Egert
Charlotte Bohmer
Irene Brutting
Maria Sander
46.3  Italy
Maria Musso
Giuseppina Leone
Letizia Bertoni
Milena Greppi
46.6
High jump
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 Thelma Hopkins (GBR) 1.67 m CR  Iolanda Balaş (ROU) 1.65 m  Olga Modrachová (TCH) 1.63 m
Long jump
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 Jean Desforges (GBR) 6.04 m CR  Aleksandra Chudina (URS) 5.93 m  Elżbieta Duńska (POL) 5.83 m
Shot put
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 Galina Zybina (URS) 15.65 m CR  Maria Kuznetsova (URS) 14.99 m  Tamara Tyshkevich (URS) 14.78 m
Discus throw
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 Nina Ponomaryeva (URS) 48.02 m  Irina Beglyakova (URS) 45.79 m  Galina Zybina (URS) 44.77 m
Javelin throw
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 Dana Zátopková (TCH) 52.91 m CR  Virve Roolaid (URS) 49.94 m  Nadezhda Konyayeva (URS) 49.49 m
Pentathlon
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 Aleksandra Chudina (URS) 4526 pts CR  Maria Sander (FRG) 4485 pts  Maria Sturm (FRG) 4357 pts

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 16 11 8 35
2  Czechoslovakia 4 2 5 11
3  Hungary 4 1 4 9
4  Great Britain 3 4 7 14
5  West Germany 2 4 3 9
6  Finland 2 3 3 8
7  Sweden 1 2 0 3
8=  France 1 1 1 3
8=  Poland 1 1 1 3
8=  Italy 1 1 1 3
11  Norway 0 1 2 3
12=  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
12=  Romania 0 1 0 1
12=  Denmark 0 1 0 1
12=  Belgium 0 1 0 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 689 athletes from 28 countries participated in the event, three athletes more than the official number of 686 as published.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Games Start Today - Russia Favorites, Glasgow Herald, August 25, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  2. ^ Upset in Berne Marathon - European Games, Glasgow Herald, August 26, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  3. ^ Britain's First Gold Medal - European Athletics, Glasgow Herald, August 27, 1954, p. 4, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  4. ^ Russian Athletes' Day, Glasgow Herald, August 28, 1954, p. 2, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  5. ^ European Games Win for Bannister _ Russia's Three World Records, Glasgow Herald, August 30, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  6. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 377–384, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  7. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 

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