1969 European Athletics Championships

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9th European Athletics Championships
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Host city Athens, Greece
Date(s) 16 – 21 September 1969
Main stadium Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 674 athletes from
30 nations
Events 38

The 9th European Athletics Championships were held from 16–21 September 1969 in the Karaiskaki Stadium of Athens, the capital of Greece. New at these championships were the women's 1500 metres and the women's 4×400 metres relay event. Moreover, women's 80 metres hurdles was replaced by women's 100 metres hurdles. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Former East German runner Jürgen May who defected was not allowed to compete for his new country West Germany, because IAAF rules require him to live there for at least three years, as he competed already for East Germany in the 1966 championships.[2] As a consequence, West German officials withdrew their athletes from all individual events, and decided to compete only in the relay races as a symbolic gesture not to disrespect the organising country.[3]

The Dutch decathlete Edward de Noorlander was disqualified for the use of amphetamine, the first disqualification for doping in athletics.[8][9]

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results were published.[10]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Valeriy Borzov (URS) 10.4  Alain Sarteur (FRA) 10.4  Philippe Clerc (SUI) 10.5
200 metres
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 Philippe Clerc (SUI) 20.6  Herman Burde (GDR) 20.9  Zenon Nowosz (POL) 20.9
400 metres
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 Jan Werner (POL) 45.7  Jean-Claude Nallet (FRA) 45.8  Stanisław Grędziński (POL) 45.8
800 metres
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 Dieter Fromm (GDR) 1:45.9  Jozef Plachý (TCH) 1:46.2  Manfred Matuschewski (GDR) 1:46.8
1500 metres
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 John Whetton (GBR) 3:39.4  Frank Murphy (IRL) 3:39.5  Henryk Szordykowski (POL) 3:39.8
5000 metres
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 Ian Stewart (GBR) 13:44.8  Rashid Sharafetdinov (URS) 13:45.8  Allan Blinston (GBR) 13:47.6
10,000 metres
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 Jürgen Haase (GDR) 28:41.6  Michael Tagg (GBR) 28:43.2  Nikolay Sviridov (URS) 28:45.8
110 metres hurdles
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 Eddy Ottoz (ITA) 13.5  David Hemery (GBR) 13.7  Alan Pascoe (GBR) 13.9
400 metres hurdles
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 Vyacheslav Skomorokhov (URS) 49.7  John Sherwood (GBR) 50.1  Andrew Todd (GBR) 50.3
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Mikhail Zhelev (BUL) 8:25.0  Aleksandr Morozov (URS) 8:25.6  Vladimir Dudin (URS) 8:26.6
4 × 100 metres relay
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 France
Alain Sarteur
Patrick Bourbeillon
Gérard Fenouil
François St.-Gilles
38.8  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Lebedev
Vladislav Sapeya
Nikolay Ivanov
Valeriy Borzov
39.3  Czechoslovakia
Ladislav Kříž
Dionys Szogedi
Jiří Kynos
Luděk Bohman
39.5
4 × 400 metres relay
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 France
Gilles Bertould
Christian Nicolau
Jacques Carette
Jean-Claude Nallet
3:02.3  Soviet Union
Yevgeniy Borisenko
Boris Savchuk
Yuriy Zorin
Aleksandr Bratchikov
3:03.0  West Germany
Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske
Ingo Röper
Gerhard Hennige
Martin Jellinghaus
3:03.1
Marathon
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 Ron Hill (GBR) 2:16:47.8  Gaston Roelants (BEL) 2:17:22.2  Jim Alder (GBR) 2:19:05.8
20 kilometres walk
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 Paul Nihill (GBR) 1:30:48.0  Leonida Karaiosifoglu (ROU) 1:31:06.4  Nikolay Smaga (URS) 1:31:20.2
50 kilometres walk
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 Christoph Hohne (GDR) 4:12:32.8  Peter Selzer (GDR) 4:16:09.6  Veniamin Soldatenko (URS) 4:23:04.8
High jump
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 Valentin Gavrilov (URS) 2.17 m  Reijo Vähälä (FIN) 2.17 m  Erminio Azzaro (ITA) 2.17 m
Pole vault
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 Wolfgang Nordwig (GDR) 5.30 m  Kjell Isaksson (SWE) 5.20 m  Aldo Righi (ITA) 5.10 m
Long jump
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 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 8.17 m  Lynn Davies (GBR) 8.07 m  Tõnu Lepik (URS) 8.04 m
Triple jump
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 Viktor Saneyev (URS) 17.34 m  Zoltan Cziffra (HUN) 16.85 m  Klaus Neumann (GDR) 16.68 m
Shot put
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 Dieter Hoffmann (GDR) 20.12 m  Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg (GDR) 20.05 m  Hans-Peter Gies (GDR) 19.78 m
Discus throw
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 Hartmut Losch (GDR) 61.82 m  Ricky Bruch (SWE) 61.08 m  Lothar Milde (GDR) 59.34 m
Javelin throw
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 Jānis Lūsis (URS) 91.52 m  Pauli Nevala (FIN) 89.58 m  Janusz Sidło (POL) 82.90 m
Hammer throw
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 Anatoliy Bondarchuk (URS) 74.68 m  Romuald Klim (URS) 72.74 m  Reinhard Theimer (GDR) 72.02 m
Decathlon
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 Joachim Kirst (GDR) 8041 pts  Herbert Wessel (GDR) 7828 pts  Viktor Chelnikov (URS) 7801 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Petra Vogt (GDR) 11.6  Wilma van den Berg (NED) 11.7  Anita Neil (GBR) 11.8
200 metres
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 Petra Vogt (GDR) 23.2  Renate Meissner (GDR) 23.3  Valerie Peat (GBR) 23.3
400 metres
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 Nicole Duclos (FRA) 51.73  Colette Besson (FRA) 51.75  Maria Sykora (AUT) 53.0
800 metres
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 Lillian Board (GBR) 2:01.4  Anneliese Damm Olesen (DEN) 2:02.6  Vera Nikolić (YUG) 2:02.6
1500 metres
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 Jaroslava Jehličková (TCH) 4:10.7  Maria Gommers (NED) 4:11.9  Paola Pigni (ITA) 4:12.2
100 metres hurdles
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 Karin Balzer (GDR) 13.29  Bärbel Podeswa (GDR) 13.68  Teresa Nowak (POL) 13.77
4 × 100 metres relay
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 East Germany
Regina Hofer
Renate Meissner
Bärbel Podeswa
Petra Vogt
43.63  West Germany
Bärbel Hohnle
Jutta Stock
Rita Jahn-Wilden
Ingrid Becker
44.09  United Kingdom
Anita Neil
Denise Ramsden
Sheila Cooper
Valerie Peat
44.39
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United Kingdom
Rosemary Stirling
Pat Lowe
Janet Simpson
Lillian Board
3:30.8  France
Bernadette Martin
Nicole Duclos
Eliane Jacq
Colette Besson
3:30.8  West Germany
Christa Czekay
Antje Gleichfeld
Inge Eckhoff
Christel Frese
3:32.7
High jump
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 Miloslava Rezková (TCH) 1.83 m  Antonina Lazareva (URS) 1.83 m  Mária Mračnová (TCH) 1.83 m
Long jump
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 Mirosława Sarna (POL) 6.49 m  Viorica Viscopoleanu (ROU) 6.45 m  Berit Berthelsen (NOR) 6.44 m
Shot put
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 Nadezhda Chizhova (URS) 20.43 m  Margitta Gummel (GDR) 19.58 m  Marita Lange (GDR) 19.56 m
Discus throw
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 Tamara Danilova (URS) 59.28 m  Lyudmilla Muravyova (URS) 59.24 m  Karin Illgen (GDR) 58.66 m
Javelin throw
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 Angéla Németh (HUN) 59.76 m  Marta Vidos Paulanyi (HUN) 58.80 m  Valentina Evert (URS) 56.56 m
Pentathlon
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 Liese Prokop (AUT) 5030 pts  Meta Antenen (SUI) 4793 pts  Maria Chisiakova (URS) 4773 pts

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 11 7 7 25
2  Soviet Union 9 7 7 23
3  Great Britain 6 4 7 17
4  France 3 4 0 7
5  Czechoslovakia 2 1 2 5
6  Poland 2 0 6 8
7  Hungary 1 2 0 3
8   Switzerland 1 1 1 3
9  Italy 1 0 3 4
10  Austria 1 0 1 2
11  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
12=  Finland 0 2 0 2
12=  Sweden 0 2 0 2
12=  Romania 0 2 0 2
12=  Netherlands 0 2 0 2
16  West Germany 0 1 2 3
17=  Ireland 0 1 0 1
17=  Belgium 0 1 0 1
17=  Denmark 0 1 0 1
20=  Yugoslavia 0 0 1 1
20=  Norway 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 675 athletes from 30 countries participated in the event, one athlete more than the official number of 674 as published.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (September 15, 1969), British have talent and determination to win 12 medals, Glasgow Herald, p. 5, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  2. ^ a b Athletics - May struck out of West German team, Glasgow Herald, September 16, 1969, p. 25, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  3. ^ a b Nihill gives Britain her first gold medal, Glasgow Herald, September 17, 1969, p. 7, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  4. ^ Anita Neil gives Britain unexpected bronze medal, Glasgow Herald, September 18, 1969, p. 6, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  5. ^ Majestic run by Miss Board in 800 metres final, Glasgow Herald, September 19, 1969, p. 6, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  6. ^ Steward dictates tactics in searing 5000 victory, Glasgow Herald, September 20, 1969, p. 4, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  7. ^ Hill's thrilling marathon win gives Britain sixth gold medal, Glasgow Herald, September 22, 1969, retrieved September 5, 2014 
  8. ^ Cashmore, Ellis; Cashmore, Ernest, Sports Culture: An A-Z Guide, Taylor & Francis, 2003, p. 92, retrieved 6 September 2014 
  9. ^ Sport & Santé - Dopage - Les amphétamines : exemples (in French), retrieved 6 September 2014 
  10. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 405–412, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  11. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 
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