1983 European Aquatics Championships

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The 1983 LEN European Aquatics Championships took place at the Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto in Rome, Italy between 22 August and 27 August 1983. East Germany won all women's events in the swimming competition, and also every silver medal available to them in individual events. Besides swimming there were titles contested in diving, synchronized swimming and water polo (men). The 4×200 m freestyle relay for women was held for the first time.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 17 17 5 39
2  Soviet Union 9 6 8 23
3  West Germany 4 3 8 15
4  Great Britain 4 1 2 7
5  Italy 2 0 3 5
6  Sweden 1 1 0 2
7  Bulgaria 1 0 1 2
8  Netherlands 0 3 6 9
9  Hungary 0 3 0 3
10  Yugoslavia 0 2 1 3
11  Spain 0 1 1 2
12  France 0 1 0 1
13  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
14  Romania 0 0 1 1
Total 38 38 38 114

Swimming[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Per Johansson (SWE) 50.20  Jörg Woithe (GDR) 50.29  Sergey Smiriagin (URS) 50.35
200 m freestyle  Michael Groß (FRG) 1:47.87 WR  Jörg Woithe (GDR) 1:50.18  Thomas Fahrner (FRG) 1:50.92
400 m freestyle  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 3:49.80  Borut Petrič (YUG) 3:51.96  Darjan Petrič (YUG) 3:52.60
1500 m freestyle  Vladimir Salnikov (URS) 15:08.84  Borut Petrič (YUG) 15:14.54  Stefan Pfeiffer (FRG) 15:16.85
100 m backstroke  Dirk Richter (GDR) 56.10  Vladimir Shemetov (URS) 56.38  Sergey Zabolotnov (URS) 56.95
200 m backstroke  Sergey Zabolotnov (URS) 2:01.00  Sándor Wladár (HUN) 2:01.61  Frank Baltrusch (GDR) 2:02.46
100 m breaststroke  Robertas Žulpa (URS) 1:03.32  Adrian Moorhouse (GBR) 1:03.37  Gerald Mörken (FRG) 1:04.16
200 m breaststroke  Adrian Moorhouse (GBR) 2:17.49  Albán Vermes (HUN) 2:18.27  Robertas Žulpa (URS) 2:18.72
100 m butterfly  Michael Groß (FRG) 54.00 ER  David López-Zubero (ESP) 54.77  Aleksey Markovskiy (URS) 54.81
200 m butterfly  Michael Groß (FRG) 1:57.05 WR  Sergey Fesenko (URS) 1:59.74  Paolo Revelli (ITA) 1:59.84
200 m individual medley  Giovanni Franceschi (ITA) 2:02.48 ER  Jens-Peter Berndt (GDR) 2:02.95  Josef Hladký (TCH) 2:03.55
400 m individual medley  Giovanni Franceschi (ITA) 4:20.41 ER  Jens-Peter Berndt (GDR) 4:20.81  Josef Hladký (TCH) 4:23.52
4 × 100 m freestyle relay  Soviet Union (URS)
Sergey Smiriagin
Sergey Krasyuk
Vladimir Tkacenko
Aleksey Markovskiy
3:20.89 ER  Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström
Per Johansson
Per Holmertz
Per Wikström
3:22.02  East Germany (GDR)
Jörg Woithe
Dirk Richter
Rainer Sternal
Sven Lodziewski
3:23.02
4 × 200 m freestyle relay  West Germany (FRG)
Thomas Fahrner
Alexander Schowtka
Andreas Schmidt
Michael Groß
7:20.40 WR  East Germany (GDR)
Dirk Richter
Jörg Woithe
Rainer Sternal
Sven Lodziewski
7:23.01  Italy (ITA)
Paolo Revelli
Marcello Guarducci
Raffaelle Franceschi
Fabrizio Rampazzo
7:26.01
4 × 100 m medley relay  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Shemetov
Robertas Žulpa
Aleksey Markovskiy
Sergey Smiriagin
3:43.99  West Germany (FRG)
Stefan Peter
Gerald Mörken
Michael Groß
Andreas Schmidt
3:44.79  East Germany (GDR)
Dirk Richter
Sigurd Hanke
Andreas Ott
Jörg Woithe
3:45.54

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Birgit Meineke (GDR) 55.18  Kristin Otto (GDR) 55.52  Conny van Bentum (NED) 56.61
200 m freestyle  Birgit Meineke (GDR) 1:59.45  Astrid Strauss (GDR) 2:00.16  Conny van Bentum (NED) 2:00.61
400 m freestyle  Astrid Strauss (GDR) 4:08.07 ER  Anke Sonnenbrodt (GDR) 4:10.37  Irina Laricheva (URS) 4:12.90
800 m freestyle  Astrid Strauss (GDR) 8:32.12  Anke Sonnenbrodt (GDR) 8:37.72  Sarah Hardcastle (GBR) 8:40.44
100 m backstroke  Ina Kleber (GDR) 1:01.79  Cornelia Sirch (GDR) 1:02.46  Carmen Bunaciu (ROU) 1:03.08
200 m backstroke  Cornelia Sirch (GDR) 2:12.05  Katrin Zimmermann (GDR) 2:13.36  Larisa Gortschakova (URS) 2:14.41
100 m breaststroke  Ute Geweniger (GDR) 1:08.51 WR  Sylvia Gerasch (GDR) 1:09.62  Tanya Bogomilova (BUL) 1:10.77
200 m breaststroke  Ute Geweniger (GDR) 2:30.64  Sylvia Gerasch (GDR) 2:30.67  Olga Zelenkova (URS) 2:33.10
100 m butterfly  Ines Geißler (GDR) 1:00.31  Cornelia Polit (GDR) 1:00.92  Cinzia Savi Scarponi (ITA) 1:01.37
200 m butterfly  Cornelia Polit (GDR) 2:07.82 ER  Ines Geißler (GDR) 2:08.09  Conny van Bentum (NED) 2:12.87
200 m individual medley  Ute Geweniger (GDR) 2:13.07  Kathleen Nord (GDR) 2:15.55  Irina Gerassimova (URS) 2:16.72
400 m individual medley  Kathleen Nord (GDR) 4:39.95  Petra Schneider (GDR) 4:40.34  Petra Zindler (FRG) 4:47.90
4 × 100 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Susanne Link
Cornelia Sirch
Birgit Meineke
3:44.72  Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Wilma van Velsen
Elles Voskes
Conny van Bentum
3:48.24  West Germany (FRG)
Karin Seick
Susanne Schuster
Iris Zscherpe
Ina Beyermann
3:49.86
4 × 200 m freestyle relay  East Germany (GDR)
Kristin Otto
Astrid Strauss
Cornelia Sirch
Birgit Meineke
8:02.27 WR  West Germany (FRG)
Jutta Kalweit
Birgit Kowalczyk
Petra Zindler
Ina Beyermann
8:11.69  Netherlands (NED)
Annemarie Verstappen
Jolande van der Meer
Reggie de Jong
Conny van Bentum
8:12.41
4 × 100 m medley relay  East Germany (GDR)
Ina Kleber
Ute Geweniger
Ines Geißler
Birgit Meineke
4:05.79 WR  Netherlands (NED)
Jolanda de Rover
Petra van Staveren
Annemarie Verstappen
Conny van Bentum
4:12.78  West Germany (FRG)
Svenja Schlicht
Ute Hasse
Ina Beyermann
Karin Seick
4:13.25

Diving[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Petar Georgiev (BUL)  Nikolay Droshin (URS)  Chris Snode (GBR)
10 m platform  David Ambartsumyan (URS)  Vyacheslav Troshin (URS)  Steffen Haage (GDR)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Brita Baldus (GDR)  Tatyana Alyabeva (URS)  Daphne Jongejans (NED)
10 m platform  Alla Lobankina (URS)  Anzhela Stasyulevich (URS)  Ramona Wenzel (GDR)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Solo  Carolyn Wilson (GBR)  Muriel Hermine (FRA)  Gudrun Hänisch (FRG)
Duet  Amanda Dodd (GBR)
 Carolyn Wilson (GBR)
 Gudrun Hänisch (FRG)
 Gerlind Scheller (FRG)
 Catrien Eijken (NED)
 Marijke Engelen (NED)
Team competition  Great Britain (GBR)  Netherlands (NED)  West Germany (FRG)

Water polo[edit]

Men's event[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team competition  Soviet Union  Hungary  Spain

References[edit]