1978 European Athletics Championships

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The logo of the 1978 European Athletics Championships

The 12th European Athletics Championships were held from 29 August to 3 September 1978 in the Stadion Evžena Rošického in Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic).

Men's results[edit]

Track[edit]

1971 |1974 |1978 |1982 |1986 |

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Pietro Mennea
 Italy
10.27 Eugen Ray
 East Germany
10.36 Vladimir Ignatenko
 Soviet Union
10.37
200 metres Pietro Mennea
 Italy
20.16 Olaf Prenzler
 East Germany
20.61 Peter Muster
  Switzerland
20.64
400 metres Franz-Peter Hofmeister
 West Germany
45.73 Karel Kolář
 Czechoslovakia
45.77 Francois Demarthon
 France
45.97
800 metres
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Olaf Beyer
 East Germany
1:43.84 Steve Ovett
 Great Britain
1:44.09 Sebastian Coe
 Great Britain
1:44.76
1500 metres
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Steve Ovett
 Great Britain
3:35.59 Eamonn Coghlan
 Ireland
3:36.57 David Moorcroft
 Great Britain
3:36.70
5000 metres Venanzio Ortis
 Italy
13:28.57 Markus Ryffel
  Switzerland
Aleksandr Fedotkin
 Soviet Union
13:28.66
10,000 metres Martti Vainio
 Finland
27:30.99
(NR)
Venanzio Ortis
 Italy
27:31.48 Aleksandras Antipovas
 Soviet Union
27:31.50
Marathon Leonid Moseyev
 Soviet Union
2:11:57.5 Nikolay Penzin
 Soviet Union
2:11:59.0 Karel Lismont
 Belgium
2:12:07.7
110 metres hurdles Thomas Munkelt
 East Germany
13.44 Jan Pusty
 Poland
13.55 Arto Bryggare
 Finland
13.56
400 metres hurdles Harald Schmid
 West Germany
48.51 Dmitriy Stukalov
 Soviet Union
49.72 Vasyl Arkhypenko
 Soviet Union
49.77
3000 metres steeplechase Bronislaw Malinowski
 Poland
8:15.08 Patriz Ilg
 West Germany
8:16.92 Ismo Toukonen
 Finland
8:18.29
20 kilometres walk Roland Wieser
 East Germany
1:23:11.5 Pyotr Pochynchuk
 Soviet Union
1:23:43.0 Anatoliy Solomin
 Soviet Union
1:24:11.5
50 kilometres walk Jorge Llopart
 Spain
3:53:29.9 Veniamin Soldatenko
 Soviet Union
3:55:12.1 Jan Ornoch
 Poland
3:55:15.9
4x100 metres relay  Poland
Zenon Nowosz
Zenon Licznerski
Leszek Dunecki
Marian Woronin
38.58  East Germany
Manfred Kokot
Eugen Ray
Olaf Prenzler
Alexander Thieme
38.78  Soviet Union
Sergey Vladimirsev
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Aleksandr Aksinin
Vladimir Ignatenko
38.82
4x400 metres relay  West Germany
Martin Weppler
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Bernd Herrmann
Harald Schmid
3:02.03  Poland
Jerzy Włodarczyk
Zbigniew Jaremski
Cezary Łapiński
Ryszard Podlas
3:03.62  Czechoslovakia
Josef Lomický
František Brečka
Miroslav Tulis
Karel Kolář
3:04.99

Field[edit]

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Vladimir Yashchenko
 Soviet Union
2.30 Aleksandr Grigoryev
 Soviet Union
2.28 Rolf Beilschmidt
 East Germany
2.28
Long jump Jacques Rousseau
 France
8.18 Nenad Stekić
 Yugoslavia
8.12 Vladimir Tsepelyov
 Soviet Union
8.01
Pole vault Vladimir Trofimenko
 Soviet Union
5.55 Antti Kalliomäki
 Finland
5.50 Rauli Pudas
 Finland
5.45
Triple jump Miloš Srejović
 Yugoslavia
16.94 Viktor Saneyev
 Soviet Union
16.93 Anatoliy Piskulin
 Soviet Union
16.87
Shot put Udo Beyer
 East Germany
21.08 Yevgeny Mironov
 Soviet Union
20.87 Aleksandr Baryshnikov
 Soviet Union
20.68
Discus throw Wolfgang Schmidt
 East Germany
66.82 Markku Tuokko
 Finland
64.90 Imrich Bugár
 Czechoslovakia
64.66
Javelin throw Michael Wessing
 West Germany
89.12 Nikolay Grebniev
 Soviet Union
87.82 Wolfgang Hanisch
 East Germany
87.66
Hammer throw Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
77.28 Roland Steuk
 East Germany
77.24 Karl-Hans Riehm
 West Germany
77.02
Decathlon Aleksandr Grebenyuk
 Soviet Union
8340 Daley Thompson
 Great Britain
8289 Siegfried Stark
 East Germany
8208

Women's results[edit]

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Marlies Göhr
 East Germany
11.13 Linda Haglund
 Sweden
11.29 Lyudmila Maslakova
 Soviet Union
11.31
200 metres Lyudmila Kondratyeva
 Soviet Union
22.52 Marlies Göhr
 East Germany
22.53 Carla Bodendorf
 East Germany
22.64
400 metres Marita Koch
 East Germany
48.94 Christina Brehmer
 East Germany
50.38 Irena Szewińska
 Poland
50.40
800 metres Tatyana Providokhina
 Soviet Union
1:55.80 Nadezhda Mushta
 Soviet Union
1:55.82 Zoya Rigel
 Soviet Union
1:56.57
1500 metres Giana Romanova
 Soviet Union
3:59.01 Natalia Marasescu
 Romania
3:59.77 Totka Petrova
 Bulgaria
4:00.15
3000 metres Svetlana Ulmasova
 Soviet Union
8:33.16 Natalia Marasescu
 Romania
8:33.53 Grete Waitz
 Norway
8:34.33
100 metres hurdles Johanna Klier
 East Germany
12.62 Tatyana Anisimova
 Soviet Union
12.67 Gudrun Berend
 East Germany
12.73
400 metres hurdles Tatyana Zelentsova
 Soviet Union
54.89 Silvia Hollmann
 West Germany
55.14 Karin Roßley
 East Germany
55.36
4x100 metres relay Vera Anisimova
Lyudmila Maslakova
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Lyudmila Storozhkova
 Soviet Union
42.54 Beverley Goddard
Kathy Smallwood
Sharon Colyear
Sonia Lannaman
 Great Britain
42.72 Johanna Klier
Monika Hamann
Carla Bodendorf
Marlies Göhr
 East Germany
43.07
4x400 metres relay Christiane Marquardt
Barbara Krug
Christina Brehmer
Marita Koch
 East Germany
3:21.20 Tatyana Prorochenko
Nadezhda Mushta
Tatyana Providokhina
Mariya Kulchunova
 Soviet Union
3:22.53 Małgorzata Grajewska
Krystyna Kacperczyk
Genowefa Błaszak
Irena Szewińska
 Poland
3:26.76

Field[edit]

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Sara Simeoni
 Italy
2.01 Rosemarie Ackermann
 East Germany
1.99 Brigitte Holzapfel
 West Germany
1.95
Long jump Vilma Bardauskienė
 Soviet Union
6.88 Angela Voigt
 East Germany
6.79 Jarmila Nygrýnová
 Czechoslovakia
6.69
Shot put Ilona Slupianek
 East Germany
21.41 Helena Fibingerová
 Czechoslovakia
20.86 Margitta Droese
 East Germany
20.58
Discus throw Evelin Jahl
 East Germany
66.98 Margitta Droese
 East Germany
64.04 Natalya Gorbachova
 Soviet Union
63.58
Javelin throw Ruth Fuchs
 East Germany
69.16 Tessa Sanderson
 Great Britain
62.40 Ute Hommola
 East Germany
62.32
Pentathlon Margit Papp
 Hungary
4655 Burglinde Pollak
 East Germany
4600 Kristine Nitzsche
 East Germany
4599

Medals table[edit]

      Host nation (Czechoslovakia)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 12 12 11 35
2  East Germany 12 10 10 32
3  West Germany 4 2 2 8
4  Italy 4 1 0 5
5  Poland 2 2 3 7
6  Great Britain 1 4 2 7
7  Finland 1 2 3 6
8  Yugoslavia 1 1 0 2
9  France 1 0 1 2
10  Hungary 1 0 0 1
10  Spain 1 0 0 1
12  Czechoslovakia 0 2 3 5
13  Romania 0 2 0 2
14   Switzerland 0 1 1 2
15  Ireland 0 1 0 1
15  Sweden 0 1 0 1
17  Belgium 0 0 1 1
17  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
17  Norway 0 0 1 1
19 Total 40 41 39 120

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