1962 European Aquatics Championships

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The 1962 European Aquatics Championships were held in Leipzig, East Germany from 18 to 25 August 1962. Titles were contested in swimming, diving and water polo (men). In the men's swimming program, the 100 m backstroke had been replaced by the 200 m backstroke. Furthermore, the 400 m individual medley and the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay were introduced. In women's swimming, the 400 m individual medley was introduced.

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 6 5 5 16
2  East Germany 5 6 7 18
3  Soviet Union 4 4 4 12
4  Great Britain 2 4 2 8
5  France 2 1 0 3
6  Hungary 2 0 2 4
7  Sweden 1 2 2 5
8  Austria 1 0 0 1
9  Spain 0 1 0 1
10  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
Total 23 24 22 69

Medal summary[edit]

Diving[edit]

Men's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Kurt Mrkwicka (AUT) 147.21  Hans-Dieter Pophal (GDR) 145.70  Boris Polulyakh (URS) 145.20
10 m platform  Brian Phelps (GBR) 150.81  Rolf Sperling (GDR) 148.24  Gennadiy Galkin (URS) 143.18
Women's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard  Ingrid Krämer (GDR) 153.57  Christiane Lanzke (GDR) 137.78  Natalya Kuznetsova (URS) 133.78
10 m platform  Ingrid Krämer (GDR) 107.96  Ninel Krutova (URS) 95.92  Gabriele Schöpe (GDR) 90.88

Swimming[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Alain Gottvallès (FRA) 55.0  Per-Ola Lindberg (SWE) 55.5  Ron Kroon (NED) 55.5
400 m freestyle  Johan Bontekoe (NED) 4:25.6  Hans Rosendahl (SWE) 4:25.8  Frank Wiegand (GDR) 4:26.8
1500 m freestyle  József Katona (HUN) 17:49.5  Miguel Torres (ESP) 17:55.6  Richard Campion (GBR) 17:59.8
200 m backstroke  Leonid Barbier (URS) 2:16.6  Wolfgang Wagner (GDR) 2:17.9  József Csikány (HUN) 2:18.5
200 m breaststroke  Georgy Prokopenko (URS) 2:32.8  Ivan Karetnikov (URS) 2:33.2  Rob van Empel (NED) 2:38.1
200 m butterfly  Valentin Kuzmin (URS) 2:14.2  Brian Jenkins (GBR) 2:15.6  Wolfgang Sieber (GDR) 2:18.0
400 m individual medley  Gennady Androsov (URS) 5:01.3  Jan Jiskoot (NED) 5:05.5  Jürgen Bachmann (GDR) 5:05.9
4×100 m freestyle relay  France
Alain Gottvallès
Jean-Pascal Curtillet
Robert Christophe
Gérard Gropaiz
3:43.7  Great Britain
Bob McGregor
John Martin-Dye
Peter Kendrew
Stanley Clarke
3:44.7  Sweden
Bengt-Olof Nordvall
Jan Lundin
Mats Svensson
Per-Ola Lindberg
3:45.0
4×200 m freestyle relay  Sweden
Hans Rosendahl
Per-Ola Lindberg
Mats Svensson
Lars-Erik Bengtsson
8:18.4  France
Gérard Gropaiz
Alain Gottvallès
Jean-Pascal Curtillet
Robert Christophe
8:20.4  East Germany
Joachim Herbst
Martin Klink
Frank Wiegand
Volker Frischke
8:24.6
4×100 m medley relay  East Germany
Jürgen Dietze
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günter Gregor
Frank Wiegand
4:09.0  Soviet Union
Veliko Siymar
Leonid Kolesnikov
Valentin Kuzmin
Viktor Konoplyov
4:10.3  Netherlands
Jan Weeteling
Wieger Mensonides
Jan Jiskoot
Ron Kroon
4:10.9

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Heidi Pechstein (GDR) 1:03.3  Diana Wilkinson (GBR) 1:03.3  Ineke Tigelaar (NED) 1:03.3
400 m freestyle  Adrie Lasterie (NED) 4:52.4  Ineke Tigelaar (NED) 4:57.3  Elisabeth Ljunggren (SWE) 4:58.1
100 m backstroke  Ria van Velsen (NED) 1:10.5  Corrie Winkel (NED) 1:10.7  Veronika Holletz (GDR) 1:11.3
200 m breaststroke  Anita Lonsbrough (GBR) 2:50.2  Klenie Bimolt (NED) 2:51.2  Ursula Küper (GDR) 2:52.2
100 m butterfly  Ada Kok (NED) 1:09.0  Ute Noack (GDR) 1:10.0  Marianne Heemskerk (NED) 1:10.3
400 m individual medley  Adrie Lasterie (NED) 5:27.8  Anita Lonsbrough (GBR) 5:32.3  Márta Egerváry (HUN) 5:33.3
4×100 m freestyle relay  Netherlands
Cocky Gastelaars
Adrie Lasterie
Erica Terpstra
Ineke Tigelaar
4:15.1  Great Britain
Linda Amos
Adrienne Brenner
Jennifer Thompson
Diana Wilkinson
4:16.3  Hungary
Maria Frank
Zsuzsa Kovács
Csilla Dobai-madarász
Katalin Takacs
4:17.5
4×100 m medley relay  East Germany
Ingrid Schmidt
Barbara Göbel
Ute Noack
Heidi Pechstein
4:40.1  Netherlands
Ria van Velsen
Klenie Bimolt
Ada Kok
Ineke Tigelaar
4:42.9  Great Britain
Linda Ludgrove
Anita Lonsbrough
Mary-Anne Cotterill
Diana Wilkinson
4:46.2

Water polo[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's competition  Hungary  Soviet Union
 Yugoslavia
none

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