1962 European Athletics Championships

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7th European Athletics Championships
1962 European Athletics Championships logo.png
Host city Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Date(s) 12 – 16 September 1962
Main stadium JNA Stadium
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 670 athletes from
29 nations
Events 36

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.[1][2][3][4][5]

Just before the meeting, the IAAF council approved the use glass fibre poles for pole vaulting. As a consequence, competitors were able to use them during the meeting if they wished.[6]

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results were published.[7]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Claude Piquemal (FRA) 10.4  Jocelyn Delecour (FRA) 10.4  Peter Gamper (FRG) 10.4
200 metres
details
 Owe Jonsson (SWE) 20.7 CR  Marian Foik (POL) 20.8  Sergio Ottolina (ITA) 20.8
400 metres
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 Robbie Brightwell (GBR) 45.9 CR  Manfred Kinder (FRG) 46.1  Joachim Reske (FRG) 46.4
800 metres
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 Manfred Matuschewski (GDR) 1:50.5  Valeriy Bulyshev (URS) 1:51.2  Paul Schmidt (FRG) 1:51.2
1500 metres
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 Michel Jazy (FRA) 3:40.9 CR  Witold Baran (POL) 3:42.1  Tomáš Salinger (TCH) 3:42.2
5000 metres
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 Bruce Tulloh (GBR) 14:00.6  Kazimierz Zimny (POL) 14:01.8  Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS) 14:02.6
10,000 metres
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 Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS) 28:54.0 CR  Friedrich Janke (GDR) 29:01.6  Roy Fowler (GBR) 29:02.0
110 metres hurdles
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 Anatoly Mikhailov (URS) 13.8  Giovanni Cornacchia (ITA) 14.0  Nikolay Berezutskiy (URS) 14.2
400 metres hurdles
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 Salvatore Morale (ITA) 49.2 CR, WR  Jörg Neumann (FRG) 50.3  Helmut Janz (FRG) 50.5
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Gaston Roelants (BEL) 8:32.6 CR  Zoltán Vámos (ROU) 8:37.6  Nikolay Sokolov (URS) 8:40.6
4 × 100 metres relay
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 West Germany
Klaus Ulonska
Peter Gamper
Hans-Joachim Bender
Manfred Germar
39.5 CR  Poland
Jerzy Juskowiak
Andrzej Zieliński
Zbigniew Syka
Marian Foik
39.5  Great Britain
Alf Meakin
Ron Jones
Berwyn Jones
David Jones
39.8
4 × 400 metres relay
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 West Germany
Wilfried Kindermann
Johannes Schmitt
Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
3:05.8 CR  Great Britain
Barry Jackson
Ken Wilcock
Adrian Metcalfe
Robbie Brightwell
3:05.9   Switzerland
Bruno Galliker
Jean-Louis Descloux
Marius Theiler
Hans-Rüdi Bruder
3:07.0
Marathon
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 Brian Kilby (GBR) 2:23:18.8  Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL) 2:24:02.0  Viktor Baykov (URS) 2:24:19.8
20 kilometres walk
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 Ken Matthews (GBR) 1:35:54.8  Hans-Georg Reimann (GDR) 1:36:14.2  Vladimir Golubnichiy (URS) 1:36:37.6
50 kilometres walk
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 Abdon Pamich (ITA) 4:19:46.6  Grigoriy Panichkin (URS) 4:24:35.6  Donald Thompson (GBR) 4:29:00.2
High jump
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 Valeriy Brumel (URS) 2.21 m CR  Stig Pettersson (SWE) 2.13 m  Robert Shavlakadze (URS) 2.09 m
Pole vault
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 Pentti Nikula (FIN) 4.80 m CR  Rudolf Tomášek (TCH) 4.60 m  Kauko Nyström (FIN) 4.60 m
Long jump
details[nb]
 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 8.19 m (+3.2)
(7.87 m CR)
 Rainer Stenius (FIN) 7.85 m  Pentti Eskola (FIN) 7.85 m
Triple jump
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 Józef Szmidt (POL) 16.55 m CR  Vladimir Goryaev (URS) 16.39 m  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) 16.24 m
Shot put
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 Vilmos Varjú (HUN) 19.02 m CR  Viktor Lipsnis (URS) 18.38 m  Alfred Sosgórnik (POL) 18.26 m
Discus throw
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 Vladimir Trusenyev (URS) 57.11 m CR  Kees Koch (NED) 55.96 m  Lothar Milde (GDR) 55.47 m
Javelin throw
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 Jānis Lūsis (URS) 82.04 m CR  Viktor Tsybulenko (URS) 77.92 m  Władysław Nikiciuk (POL) 77.66 m
Hammer throw
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 Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN) 69.64 m CR  Aleksey Baltovskiy (URS) 66.93 m  Yuriy Bakarinov (URS) 66.57 m
Decathlon
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 Vasili Kuznetsov (URS) 8026 pts CR  Werner von Moltke (FRG) 8022 pts  Manfred Bock (FRG) 7835 pts
  • 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.[8]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details[nb2]
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
 Dorothy Hyman (GBR) 11.3 w  Jutta Heine (FRG) 11.3 w  Teresa Ciepły (POL) 11.4 w
200 metres
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 Jutta Heine (FRG) 23.5 CR  Dorothy Hyman (GBR) 23.7  Barbara Sobotta (POL) 23.9
400 metres
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 Maria Itkina (URS) 53.4 CR  Joy Grieveson (GBR) 53.9  Tilly van der Zwaard (NED) 54.4
800 metres
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 Gerda Kraan (NED) 2:02.8 CR  Waltraud Kaufmann (GDR) 2:05.0  Olga Kazi (HUN) 2:05.0
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Poland
Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Sobotta
Elżbieta Szyroka
Maria Piątkowska
44.5 CR  West Germany
Erika Fisch
Martha Pensberger
Maren Collin
Jutta Heine
44.6  Great Britain
Ann Packer
Dorothy Hyman
Daphne Arden
Mary Rand
44.9
80 metres hurdles
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 Teresa Ciepły (POL) 10.6 CR  Karin Balzer (GDR) 10.6  Maria Piątkowska (POL)
 Erika Fisch (FRG)
10.6
High jump
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 Iolanda Balaş (ROU) 1.83 m CR  Olga Gere (YUG) 1.76 m  Linda Knowles (GBR) 1.73 m
Long jump
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 Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS) 6.36 m CR  Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL) 6.22 m  Mary Rand (GBR) 6.22 m
Shot put
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 Tamara Press (URS) 18.55 m CR  Renate Garisch (GDR) 17.17 m  Galina Zybina (URS) 16.95 m
Discus throw
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 Tamara Press (URS) 56.91 m CR  Doris Müller (GDR) 53.60 m  Jolán Kontsek (HUN) 52.82 m
Javelin throw
details
 Elvĩra Ozoliņa (URS) 54.93 m  Maria Diaconescu (ROU) 52.10 m  Alevtina Shastiko (URS) 51.80 m
Pentathlon
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 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.[9]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 13 6 11 30
2  Great Britain 5 3 5 13
3  West Germany 3 5 6 14
4  Poland 3 5 5 13
5  Hungary 2 0 2 4
6  France 2 2 0 4
7  Italy 2 1 1 4
8  East Germany 1 6 1 8
9  Romania 1 2 0 3
10  Finland 1 1 2 4
11  Netherlands 1 1 1 3
12  Belgium 1 1 0 2
13  Sweden 1 1 0 2
14  Czechoslovakia 0 1 1 2
15  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
16   Switzerland 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

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.[10] 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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics - European Games Prospects, Glasgow Herald, September 12, 1962, p. 5, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  2. ^ European Games - Matthews Wins Gold Medal in Walking - First Event Decided, Glasgow Herald, September 13, 1962, p. 4, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  3. ^ Athletics - Miss Hyman's Gold Medal in 100 Metres - European Games Success, Glasgow Herald, September 14, 1962, p. 6, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  4. ^ European Games - 400 Metres Gold Medal for Brightwell, Glasgow Herald, September 15, 1962, p. 5, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  5. ^ European Games - Marathon Gold Medal for Kilby, Glasgow Herald, September 17, 1962, p. 4, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  6. ^ Federation's Approval, Glasgow Herald, September 12, 1962, p. 5, retrieved September 1, 2014 
  7. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 391–397, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  8. ^ Main > Men, Long Jump > European Championships Records Progression. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2014-01-04.
  9. ^ Women, 100 m > European Championships Records Progression. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2014-01-04.
  10. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  11. ^ Ausgewählte LA-Statistiken der DGLD - deutsche Athleten/Innen: Endkampfteilnahme: OS,WM,EM (in German), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik-Dokumentation 1990 e.V., retrieved 30 August 2014 
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