European Athletics Indoor Championships

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The European Athletics Indoor Championships is a biennial indoor track and field competition for European athletes that is organised by the European Athletic Association. It was held for the first time in 1970, replacing the European Indoor Games, its predecessor event first held in 1966.

The championships was an annual event until 1990, when it was changed to its current biennial format. A gap of three years occurred after the 2002 edition to synchronize the event with the other major championships of international athletics. The event is hosted by a different European city each year.[1]

Editions[edit]

European Indoor Games[edit]

Year City Venue Country
1966 Dortmund Westfalenhalle West Germany
1967 Prague Sportovni hala Czechoslovakia
1968 Madrid Palacio de los Deportes Spain
1969 Belgrade Hala I Beogradskog sajma Yugoslavia

European Indoor Championships[edit]

Year City Venue Country No. of
events
No. of
countries
No. of
athletes
1970 Vienna Stadthalle Austria 22 22[2] 279[2]
1971 Sofia Festivalna Bulgaria
1972 Grenoble Palais des Sports France
1973 Rotterdam Ahoy Netherlands
1974 Göteborg Scandinavium Sweden
1975 Katowice Spodek Poland
1976 Munich Olympiahalle West Germany
1977 San Sebastián Velodromo de Anoeta Spain
1978 Milan Palasport di San Siro Italy
1979 Vienna Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion Austria
1980 Sindelfingen Glaspalast Sindelfingen West Germany
1981 Grenoble Palais des Sports France
1982 Milan Palasport di San Siro Italy
1983 Budapest Budapest Sportcsarnok Hungary
1984 Göteborg Scandinavium Sweden
1985 Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium Greece
1986 Madrid Palacio de los Deportes Spain
1987 Liévin Stade Couvert Régional France
1988 Budapest Budapest Sportcsarnok Hungary
1989 The Hague Houtrust Netherlands
1990 Glasgow Kelvin Hall Arena United Kingdom
1992 Genoa Palasport di Genova Italy
1994 Paris Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy France
1996 Stockholm Globen Sweden 26 44 463
1998 Valencia Palau Velódrom Lluís Puig Spain 26 39 484
2000 Ghent Flanders Sports Arena Belgium 28 44 546
2002 Vienna Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion Austria 28 45 558
2005 Madrid Palacio de los Deportes Spain 28 41 563
2007 Birmingham National Indoor Arena United Kingdom 26 47 519
2009 Turin Oval Lingotto Italy 26 45 530
2011 Paris Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy France 26 46 577
2013 Göteborg Scandinavium Sweden 26 47 578
2015 Prague O2 Arena Czech Republic 26
2017 Belgrade Belgrade Arena Serbia

Championship records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref Video
60 m 6.42 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain 8 March 2009 2009 Turin (details)
400 m 45.33 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 7 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [3]
800 m 1:44.78 Paweł Czapiewski  Poland 3 March 2002 2002 Wien (details)
1500 m 3:36.70 Ivan Heshko  Ukraine 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
3000 m 7:38.42 Ali Kaya  Turkey 7 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [4]
60 m hurdles 7.39 Colin Jackson  Great Britain 12 March 1994 1994 Paris
High jump 2.40 m Stefan Holm  Sweden 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
Pole vault 6.04 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 7 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [5]
Long jump 8.71 m Sebastian Bayer  Germany 8 March 2009 2009 Turin (details)
Triple jump 17.92 m (2nd jump) Teddy Tamgho  France 6 March 2011 2011 Paris (details) [6][7] [1]
17.92 m (4th jump)
Shot put 22.19 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 21 February 1987 1987 Liévin
Heptathlon 6424 pts Tomáš Dvořák  Czech Republic 26 February 2000 2000 Ghent (details)
4×400 m relay 3:02.87 Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
 Belgium 8 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [8]

Women[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
60 m 7.00 Nelli Cooman  Netherlands 23 February 1986 1986 Madrid
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 1982 Milano
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 3 March 2002 2002 Wien (details)
1500 m 4:02.54 Doina Melinte  Romania 3 March 1985 1985 Piraeus
3000 m 8:39.49 Fernanda Ribeiro  Portugal 9 March 1996 1996 Stockholm
60 m hurdles 7.74 Lyudmila Narozhilenko  Soviet Union 4 March 1990 1990 Glasgow
High jump 2.05 m Tia Hellebaut  Belgium 3 March 2007 2007 Birmingham (details)
Pole vault 4.90 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
Long jump 7.30 m Heike Drechsler  East Germany 5 March 1988 1988 Budapest
Triple jump 15.16 m Ashia Hansen  Great Britain 28 February 1998 1998 Valencia
Shot put 21.46 m Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 13 March 1977 1977 San Sebastián
Pentathlon 5000 pts Katarina Johnson-Thompson  Great Britain 6 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [9]
8.18 (60 m hurdles), 1.95 m (high jump), 12.32 m (shot put), 6.89 m (long jump), 2:12.78 (800 m)
4 x 400 m relay 3:27.56 Eilidh Child
Shana Cox
Christine Ohurougu
Perri Shakes-Drayton
 Great Britain 3 March 2013 2013 Gothenburg (details) [10]
Records by country
Nation Male Female Total
 Great Britain 2 3 5
 East Germany 1 1 2
 Sweden 1 1
 Czechoslovakia 2 2
 France 2 2
 Czech Republic 2 2
 Belgium 2 1 2
 Poland 1 1
 Soviet Union 1 1
 Russia 1 1
 Portugal 1 1
 Ukraine 1 1
 Germany 1 1
 Netherlands 1 1
 Slovenia 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Turkey 1 1

Records in defunct events[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
200 m 20.36 Bruno Marie-Rose  France 22 February 1987 1987 Liévin
5000 m walk 18:19.97 Giovanni De Benedictis  Italy 28 February 1992 1992 Genova

Women's events[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
200 m 22.39 Marita Koch  East Germany 5 March 1983 1983 Budapest
3000 m walk 11:49.99 Alina Ivanova Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 29 February 1992 1992 Genova

All-time medal table 1966–2015[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 116 107 104 327
2  Germany 99 105 91 295
3  East Germany 87 83 58 228
4  Great Britain 63 55 43 161
5  Russia 59 50 42 151
6  Poland 56 50 71 176
7  France 49 36 66 161
8  Italy 32 35 30 97
9  Czechoslovakia 31 32 36 99
10  Bulgaria 28 31 36 94
11  Spain 27 46 35 108
12  Romania 25 35 40 100
13  Sweden 22 21 20 63
14  Netherlands 17 15 18 50
15  Belgium 16 12 10 38
16  Hungary 15 23 17 55
17  Czech Republic 12 12 14 38
18 Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 12 8 7 27
19  Portugal 11 7 3 21
20  Ukraine 10 11 11 32
21  Finland 10 8 11 29
22   Switzerland 9 10 12 31
23  Ireland 8 5 10 23
24  Austria 7 8 13 28
25  Belarus 7 6 6 19
26  Yugoslavia 6 7 13 26
27  Latvia 5 1 1 7
28  Greece 4 12 10 26
29  Estonia 3 0 2 5
30  Norway 2 3 7 12
31  Denmark 2 1 2 5
32  Serbia 2 1 1 4
33  Iceland 2 0 3 5
34  FR Yugoslavia 2 0 2 4
35  Slovenia 1 3 3 7
36  Turkey 1 3 1 5
37  Azerbaijan 1 1 0 1
38  Slovakia 1 0 2 3
39  Israel 1 0 1 2
40  Cyprus 0 2 0 2
41  Croatia 0 1 1 2
42  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 0 1
43  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
44 IEP[nb] 0 1 0 1
45  Armenia 0 0 1 1
46  Moldova 0 0 1 1
Total 864 859 855 2578
  • nb Independent European Participants: includes Dragan Perić, a Serbian athlete who competed during the Yugoslavian War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Indoor Championships Senior Women. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-07-10.
  2. ^ a b EAA Statistics handbook
  3. ^ "400m Results" (PDF). EA. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). EA. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). EA. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). EAA. 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  7. ^ Bob Ramsak (2011-03-06). "Tamgho twice (!) triples 17.92m World record twice in Paris as European Indoor Champs conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  8. ^ "4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). EA. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). EA. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Women's 4 x 400 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). EAA. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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