1966 European Indoor Games

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The 1966 European Indoor Games were the very first edition of what later became the European Athletics Indoor Championships. These games were held in 1966 at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, a city of West Germany.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Barrie Kelly (GBR) 6.6  Karl-Heinz Erbstößer (GDR) 6.6  Viktor Kassatkin (URS) 6.6
400 metres  Hartmut Koch (GDR) 47.9  Manfred Kinder (FRG) 48.3  Vassiliy Anissimov (URS) 49.0
800 metres  Noel Carroll (IRL) 1:49.7  Tomás Jungwirth (TCH) 1:50.8  Herbert Missalla (FRG) 1:51.0
1500 metres  John Whetton (GBR) 3:43.8  Oleg Rayko (URS) 3:46.7  Ulf Högberg (SWE) 3:47.2
3000 metres  Harald Norpoth (FRG) 7:56.0  Siegfried Herrmann (GDR) 7:57.2  István Kiss (HUN) 8:05.0
60 metres hurdles  Eddy Ottoz (ITA) 7.7  Michael Parker (GBR) 7.8  Hinrich John (FRG) 7.9
4×2 laps
(1280 m)
 West Germany
Jörg Jüttner
Rainer Kunter
Hans Reinermann
Jens Ulbrich
2:30.1  Czechoslovakia
Miroslav Veruk
Juraj Demec
Ladislav Kriz
Josef Trousil
2:31.0 Only two teams started
Medley relay
(1600 m)
 West Germany
Leonhard Händl
Werner Krönke
Rolf Krüsmann
Jürgen Schröter
3:22.0  Italy
Bruno Bianchi
Ito Giani
Sergio Ottolina
Sergio Bello
3:22.2  Belgium
Werner Oijzers
Willy Vandewyngaerden
Georges Wijnants
Albert van Hoorn
3:27.2
Pole vault  Gennadiy Bliznetsov (URS) 4.90  Rudolf Tomásek (TCH) 4.80  Rainer Liese (FRG) 4.70
High jump  Valeriy Skvortsov (URS) 2.17  Wolfgang Schillkowski (FRG) 2.11  Kjell-Åke Nilsson (SWE) 2.08
Long jump  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 8.23 WR  Armin Baumert (FRG) 7.79  Jochen Eigenherr (FRG) 7.63
Triple jump  Şerban Ciochină (ROM) 16.43  Michael Sauer (FRG) 16.35  Petr Nemsovský (TCH) 16.28
Shot put  Vilmos Varjú (HUN) 19.05  Dieter Hoffmann (GDR) 18.25  Jiří Skobla (TCH) 18.08

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Margit Nemesházi (HUN) 7.3  Galina Mitrokhina (URS) 7.3  Mary Rand (GBR) 7.4
400 metres  Helga Henning (FRG) 56.9  Libuse Macounová (TCH) 57.2  Maeve Kyle (IRL) 57.3
800 metres  Zsuzsa Szabó-Nagy (HUN) 2:07.9  Karin Keßler (FRG) 2:10.8  Marie Ingrová (TCH) 2:11.6
60 metres hurdles  Irina Press (URS) 8.1  Gundula Diel (GDR) 8.4  Inge Schell (FRG) 8.4
4×1 lap
(640 m)
 West Germany
Renate Meyer
Erika Rost
Hannelore Trabert
Kirsten Roggenkamp
1:18.4  Yugoslavia
Ljiljana Petnjaric
Marjana Lubej
Jelisaveta Djanic
Olga Sikovec
1:21.7  Czechoslovakia
Libuse Macounová
Alena Hiltscherová
Eva Kucmanová
Eva Lehocká
1:22.3
High jump  Iolanda Balaș (ROM) 1.76  Olga Gere-Pulić (YUG) 1.73  Ilia Hans (FRG) 1.65
Long jump  Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) 6.73 WR  Mary Rand (GBR) 6.53  Heide Rosendahl (FRG) 6.54
Shot put  Margitta Gummel (GDR) 17.30  Tamara Press (URS) 17.00  Nadezhda Chizhova (URS) 16.95

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  West Germany 5 5 7 17
2  Soviet Union 5 3 3 11
3  Hungary 3 0 1 4
4  East Germany 2 4 0 6
5  United Kingdom 2 2 1 5
6  Romania 2 0 0 2
7  Italy 1 1 0 2
8  Ireland 1 0 1 2
9  Czechoslovakia 0 4 4 8
10  Yugoslavia 0 2 0 2
11  Sweden 0 0 2 2
12  Belgium 0 0 1 1

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