1978 European Athletics Championships
|12th European Athletics Championships|
The logo of the 1978 European Athletics Championships
|Host city||Prague, Czechoslovakia|
|Date(s)||29 August – 3 September 1978|
|Main stadium||Stadion Evžena Rošického|
|Participation||1004 athletes from
The 12th European Athletics Championships were held from 29 August to 3 September 1978 in the Stadion Evžena Rošického in Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic). Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.
There were a number of disqualifications because of infringements of IAAF doping rules resulting in ineligibility of 18 month concerning shot putter Yevgeniy Mironov, javelin thrower Vasiliy Yershov, pentathletes Nadezhda Tkachenko and Yekaterina Gordiyenko, all competing for the Soviet Union, as well as shot putter Elena Stoyanova from Bulgaria.
Complete results were published.
- nb1 Grażyna Rabsztyn from Poland, who didn't finished the final, run 12.60 in the semifinal, which was a new championship record.
|2.01 m CR||Rosemarie Ackermann
|1.99 m||Brigitte Holzapfel
|6.88 m||Angela Voigt
|6.79 m||Jarmila Nygrýnová
|21.41 m CR||Helena Fibingerová
|20.86 m||Margitta Droese
|66.98 m||Margitta Droese
|64.04 m||Natalya Gorbachova
|69.16 m CR||Tessa Sanderson
|62.40 m||Ute Hommola
|4655 pts||Burglinde Pollak
|4600 pts||Kristine Nitzsche
- nb1 Vilma Bardauskienė from Soviet Union jumped 7.09 in the qualification round, which was a new world and championship record.
Host nation (Czechoslovakia)
According to an unofficial count, 847 athletes from 30 countries participated in the event, 157 athletes less than the official number of 1004, and one country more than the official number of 29 as published. The significantly higher official number might include coaches and/or officials.
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- Hubbard, Alan (August 30, 1978), Foster run out of the medals, Glasgow Herald, p. 22, retrieved September 13, 2014
- Hubbard, Alan (August 31, 1978), Beaten, now Wells may not run 200, Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved September 13, 2014
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- Hubbard, Alan (September 4, 1978), Gold at last - thanks to Ovett, Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved September 13, 2014
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