1962 European Athletics Championships
|7th European Athletics Championships|
|Host city||Belgrade, Yugoslavia|
|Date(s)||12 – 16 September 1962|
|Main stadium||JNA Stadium|
|Participation||670 athletes from
The 7th European Athletics Championships were held from 12–16 September 1962 in the JNA Stadium in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia). Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.
Complete results were published.
- nb Igor Ter-Ovanesyan's championship record of 7.81 metres, set at the previous edition in 1958, was bettered by all the medalling athletes in 1962. Ter-Ovanesyan's winning jump of 8.19 metres was wind-assisted – although Finns Rainer Stenius and Pentti Eskola cleared 7.85 m, Ter-Ovanesyan's non-wind-assisted jump of 7.82 m in qualification round (13 September) and Ter-Ovanesyan's best non-wind-assisted jump of 7.87 m in final (14 September) were ratified as the new championship marks.
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
|Dorothy Hyman (GBR)||11.3 w||Jutta Heine (FRG)||11.3 w||Teresa Ciepły (POL)||11.4 w|
||Jutta Heine (FRG)||23.5 CR||Dorothy Hyman (GBR)||23.7||Barbara Sobotta (POL)||23.9|
||Maria Itkina (URS)||53.4 CR||Joy Grieveson (GBR)||53.9||Tilly van der Zwaard (NED)||54.4|
||Gerda Kraan (NED)||2:02.8 CR||Waltraud Kaufmann (GDR)||2:05.0||Olga Kazi (HUN)||2:05.0|
|4 × 100 metres relay
|44.5 CR|| West Germany
|44.6|| Great Britain
|80 metres hurdles
||Teresa Ciepły (POL)||10.6 CR||Karin Balzer (GDR)||10.6|| Maria Piątkowska (POL)
Erika Fisch (FRG)
||Iolanda Balaş (ROU)||1.83 m CR||Olga Gere (YUG)||1.76 m||Linda Knowles (GBR)||1.73 m|
||Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)||6.36 m CR||Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)||6.22 m||Mary Rand (GBR)||6.22 m|
||Tamara Press (URS)||18.55 m CR||Renate Garisch (GDR)||17.17 m||Galina Zybina (URS)||16.95 m|
||Tamara Press (URS)||56.91 m CR||Doris Müller (GDR)||53.60 m||Jolán Kontsek (HUN)||52.82 m|
||Elvĩra Ozoliņa (URS)||54.93 m||Maria Diaconescu (ROU)||52.10 m||Alevtina Shastiko (URS)||51.80 m|
||Galina Bystrova (URS)||4833 pts CR||Denise Guénard (FRA)||4735 pts||Helga Hoffmann (FRG)||4676 pts|
- nb2 The women's 100 metres silver medallist Jutta Heine bettered the championship record twice in qualifying, running 11.5, then 11.4 seconds. Both times were ratified as championship records. In the final Dorothy Hyman and Heine ran 11.3 but this was wind-assisted.
According to an unofficial count, 668 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, two athletes less than the official number of 670 as published. There was a joint German team comprising athletes from both East and West Germany. Assignment to their respective country was accomplished using the database of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik-Dokumentation 1990 e.V.
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