1958 European Athletics Championships

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6th European Athletics Championships
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Host city Stockholm, Sweden
Date(s) 19 – 24 August 1958
Main stadium Stockholms Olympiastadion
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 626 athletes from
26 nations
Events 36

The 6th European Athletics Championships were held from 19–24 August 1958 in the Olympic Stadium of Stockholm, Sweden. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results were published.[7]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Armin Hary (FRG) 10.3 CR  Manfred Germar (FRG) 10.4  Peter Radford (GBR) 10.4
200 metres
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 Manfred Germar (FRG) 21.0  David Segal (GBR) 21.3  Jocelyn Delecour (FRA) 21.3
400 metres
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 John Wrighton (GBR) 46.3 CR  John Salisbury (GBR) 46.5  Karl-Friedrich Haas (FRG) 47.0
800 metres
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 Mike Rawson (GBR) 1:47.8  Audun Boysen (NOR) 1:47.9  Paul Schmidt (FRG) 1:47.9
1500 metres
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 Brian Hewson (GBR) 3:41.9 CR  Dan Waern (SWE) 3:42.1  Ron Delany (IRL) 3:42.3
5000 metres
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 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak (POL) 13:53.4 CR  Kazimierz Zimny (POL) 13:55.2  Gordon Pirie (GBR) 14:01.6
10,000 metres
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 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak (POL) 28:56.0 CR  Yevgeni Zhukov (URS) 28:58.6  Nikolay Pudov (URS) 29:02.2
110 metres hurdles
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 Martin Lauer (FRG) 13.7 CR  Stanko Lorger (YUG) 14.1  Anatoly Mikhailov (URS) 14.4
400 metres hurdles
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 Yuriy Lituyev (URS) 51.1  Per-Ove Trollsås (SWE) 51.6  Bruno Galliker (SUI) 51.8
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Jerzy Chromik (POL) 8:38.2 CR  Semyon Rzhishchin (URS) 8:38.8  Hans Huneke (FRG) 8:43.6
4 × 100 metres relay
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 West Germany
Walter Mahlendorf
Armin Hary
Heinz Fütterer
Manfred Germar
40.2 CR  Great Britain
Peter Radford
Roy Sandstrom
David Segal
Adrian Breacker
40.2  Soviet Union
Boris Tokarev
Edvin Ozolin
Yuriy Konovalov
Leonid Bartenev
40.2
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Great Britain
Ted Sampson
John MacIsaac
John Wrighton
John Salisbury
3:07.9 CR  West Germany
Carl Kaufmann
Manfred Poerschke
Johannes Kaiser
Karl-Friedrich Haas
3:08.2  Sweden
Nils Holmberg
Hans Lindgren
Lennart Johnsson
Alf Petersson
3:10.7
Marathon
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 Sergei Popov (URS) 2:15:17.0 CR  Ivan Filin (URS) 2:20:50.6  Frederick Norris (GBR) 2:21:15.0
20 kilometres walk
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 Stan Vickers (GBR) 1:33:09.0 CR  Leonid Spirin (URS) 1:35:04.2  Lennart Back (SWE) 1:35:22.2
50 kilometres walk
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 Yevgeniy Maskinskov (URS) 4:18:42.0 CR  Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:19:58.6  Max Weber (GDR) 4:20:31.8
High jump
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 Rickard Dahl (SWE) 2.12 m CR  Jiří Lanský (TCH) 2.10 m  Stig Pettersson (SWE) 2.10 m
Pole vault
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 Eeles Landström (FIN) 4.50 m CR  Manfred Preussger (FRG) 4.50 m  Vladimir Bulatov (URS) 4.50 m
Long jump
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 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 7.81 m CR  Kazimierz Kropidłowski (POL) 7.67 m  Henryk Grabowski (POL) 7.51 m
Triple jump
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 Józef Schmidt (POL) 16.43 m CR  Oleg Ryakhovskiy (URS) 16.02 m  Vilhjálmur Einarsson (ISL) 16.00 m
Shot put
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 Arthur Rowe (GBR) 17.78 m CR  Viktor Lipsnis (URS) 17.47 m  Jiří Skobla (TCH) 17.12 m
Discus throw
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 Edmund Piątkowski (POL) 53.92 m CR  Todor Artarski (BUL) 53.82 m  Vladimir Trusenyev (URS) 53.74 m
Javelin throw
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 Janusz Sidło (POL) 80.16 m CR  Egil Danielsen (NOR) 78.27 m  Gergely Kulcsár (HUN) 75.25 m
Hammer throw
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 Tadeusz Rut (POL) 64.78 m CR  Mikhail Krivonosov (URS) 63.78 m  Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 63.68 m
Decathlon
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 Vasili Kuznetsov (URS) 7865 pts CR  Uno Palu (URS) 7329 pts  Walter Meier (GDR) 7249 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Heather Young (GBR) 11.7 CR=  Vera Krepkina (URS) 11.7  Christa Stubnick (GDR) 11.8
200 metres
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 Barbara Janiszewska (POL) 24.1  Hannelore Sadau (GDR) 24.3  Maria Itkina (URS) 24.3
400 metres
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 Maria Itkina (URS) 53.7 CR  Yekaterina Parlyuk (URS) 54.8  Molly Hiscox (GBR) 55.7
800 metres
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 Yelizaveta Yermolayeva (URS) 2:06.3 CR  Diane Leather (GBR) 2:06.6  Dzidra Levitska (URS) 2:06.6
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Soviet Union
Vera Krepkina
Linda Kepp
Nina Polyakova
Valentina Maslovskaya
45.3  Great Britain
Madeleine Weston
Dorothy Hyman
Marianne Dew
Carole Quinton
46.0  Poland
Maria Chojnacka
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Maria Bibro
46.0
80 metres hurdles
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 Galina Bystrova (URS) 10.9 CR  Zenta Kopp (FRG) 10.9  Gisela Birkemeyer (GDR) 11.0
Long jump
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 Liesel Jakobi (FRG) 6.14 m CR  Valentina Lituyeva (URS) 6.00 m  Nina Protchenko (URS) 5.99 m
High jump
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 Iolanda Balaş (ROU) 1.77 m CR  Taisia Chenchik (URS) 1.70 m  Dorothy Shirley (GBR) 1.67 m
Shot put
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 Marianne Werner (FRG) 15.74 m CR  Tamara Tyshkevich (URS) 15.54 m  Tamara Press (URS) 15.53 m
Discus throw
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 Tamara Press (URS) 53.32 m CR  Štěpánka Mertová (TCH) 52.19 m  Kriemhild Hausmann (FRG) 50.99 m
Javelin throw
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 Dana Zátopková (TCH) 56.02 m CR  Birutė Zalogaitytė (URS) 51.30 m  Jutta Neumann (FRG) 50.50 m
Pentathlon
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 Galina Bystrova (URS) 4733 pts CR  Nina Vinogradyeva (URS) 4627 pts  Edeltraud Eiberle (FRG) 4545 pts

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 11 15 9 35
2  Poland 8 2 2 12
3  Great Britain 7 5 5 17
4  West Germany 6 3 6 15
5  Sweden 1 2 3 6
6  Czechoslovakia 1 2 1 4
7  Finland 1 0 0 1
7=  Romania 1 0 0 1
9  East Germany 0 2 4 6
10  Norway 0 2 0 2
11=  Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
11=  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
11=  Italy 0 1 0 1
14  Hungary 0 0 2 2
15=  France 0 0 1 1
15=  Iceland 0 0 1 1
15=   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
15=  Ireland 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 629 athletes from 26 countries participated in the event, three athletes more than the official number of 626 as published.[8] A joint German team comprising athletes from both East and West Germany was competing. Assignment of the athletes to East or West Germany was accomplished using the database of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik-Dokumentation 1990 e.V.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics - Euopean Games in Sweden, Glasgow Herald, August 19, 1958, p. 3, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  2. ^ Athletics - Gold Medal for Britain in European Games, Glasgow Herald, August 20, 1958, p. 3, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  3. ^ Athletics - European Championships, Glasgow Herald, August 21, 1958, p. 9, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  4. ^ Athletics - Gold Medal for Rawson - Disqualification Overruled, Glasgow Herald, August 22, 1958, p. 3, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  5. ^ Athletics - No medlas for Britain - Three Fourth Places, Glasgow Herald, August 23, 1958, p. 8, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  6. ^ Fine Win by Hewson at Stockholm, Glasgow Herald, August 25, 1958, p. 8, retrieved August 29, 2014 
  7. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 384–390, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  8. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  9. ^ Ausgewählte LA-Statistiken der DGLD - deutsche Athleten/Innen: Endkampfteilnahme: OS,WM,EM (in German), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik-Dokumentation 1990 e.V., retrieved 30 August 2014 

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