European Athletics Indoor Championships

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European Athletics Indoor Championships
Status active
Genre sports event
Frequency biannual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1970 (1970)

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 Gothenburg 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 23 24 261
1984 Gothenburg Scandinavium  Sweden 22 26 240
1985 Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium  Greece 22 26 290
1986 Madrid Palacio de los Deportes  Spain 22 26 270
1987 Liévin Stade Couvert Régional  France 24 26 339
1988 Budapest Budapest Sportcsarnok  Hungary 24 27 358
1989 The Hague Houtrust  Netherlands 24 27 323
1990 Glasgow Kelvin Hall Arena  United Kingdom 25 28 370
1992 Genoa Palasport di Genova  Italy 27 35 439
1994 Paris Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy  France 27 40 499
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 Gothenburg Scandinavium  Sweden 26 47 578
2015 Prague O2 Arena  Czech Republic 26 49 614
2017 Belgrade Belgrade Arena  Serbia 26 48 525
2019 Glasgow Commonwealth Arena  United Kingdom
2021 Karlsruhe Europahalle  Germany

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 Vienna (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 (details)
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 (details)
Heptathlon 6479 pts Kevin Mayer  France 4–5 March 2017 2017 Belgrade (details) [8]
60m Long jump Shot put High jump 60m H Pole vault 1000m
6.95 7.54m 15.66m 2.10 7.88m 5.40m 2:41.08
4×400 m relay 3:02.87 Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
 Belgium 8 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [9]

Women[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
60 m 7.00 Nelli Cooman  Netherlands 23 February 1986 1986 Madrid (details)
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 1982 Milan (details)
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 3 March 2002 2002 Vienna (details)
1500 m 4:02.39 Laura Muir  Great Britain 4 March 2017 2017 Belgrade (details) [10]
3000 m 8:35.67 Laura Muir  Great Britain 5 March 2017 2017 Belgrade (details) [11]
60 m hurdles 7.74 Lyudmila Narozhilenko  Soviet Union 4 March 1990 1990 Glasgow (details)
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 (details)
Triple jump 15.16 m Ashia Hansen  Great Britain 28 February 1998 1998 Valencia (details)
Shot put 21.46 m Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 13 March 1977 1977 San Sebastián (details)
Pentathlon 5000 pts Katarina Johnson-Thompson  Great Britain 6 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [12]
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 Ohuruogu
Perri Shakes-Drayton
 Great Britain 3 March 2013 2013 Gothenburg (details) [13]

Heptathlon disciplines[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m 6.79
Long jump 7.97 m
Shot put 16.82 m
High jump 2.17 m
60 m hurdles 7.78 Tomáš Dvořák  Czech Republic 24 February 2000 2000 Championships Belgium Ghent, Belgium
Jorge Ureña  Spain 5 March 2017 2017 Championships Serbia Belgrade, Serbia [14]
Pole vault 5.60 m
1000 m 2:34.19

Pentathlon disciplines[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m hurdles 8.11
High jump 1.96 m Nafissatou Thiam  Belgium 3 March 2017 2017 Championships Serbia Belgrade, Serbia [15]
Shot put 17.53 m
Long jump 6.65 m
800 m 2:09.81

By country[edit]

Nation Male Female Total
 Great Britain 2 5 7
 France 3 0 3
 Belgium 1 1 2
 East Germany 1 1 2
 Czechoslovakia 0 2 2
 Germany 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 1 0 1
 Poland 1 0 1
 Sweden 1 0 1
 Turkey 1 0 1
 Ukraine 1 0 1
 Netherlands 0 1 1
 Romania 0 1 1
 Russia 0 1 1
 Slovenia 0 1 1
 Soviet Union 0 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 (details)
5000 m walk 18:19.97 Giovanni De Benedictis  Italy 28 February 1992 1992 Genova (details)

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 (details)
3000 m walk 11:49.99 Alina Ivanova Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 29 February 1992 1992 Genova (details)

All-time medal table 1966–2017[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 116 107 104 327
2  Germany 101 107 96 304
3  East Germany 87 83 58 228
4  Great Britain 68 59 44 171
5  Poland 63 51 75 189
6  Russia 59 50 42 151
7  France 51 37 66 164
8  Italy 32 36 30 98
9  Czechoslovakia 31 32 36 99
10  Spain 28 48 36 112
11  Bulgaria 28 32 36 96
12  Romania 25 35 40 100
13  Sweden 22 23 22 67
14  Netherlands 17 15 19 51
15  Belgium 17 13 10 40
16  Hungary 16 23 18 57
17  Czech Republic 13 14 18 45
18 Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 12 8 7 27
19  Portugal 12 8 3 23
20  Ukraine 10 12 15 37
21   Switzerland 10 10 12 32
22  Finland 10 8 11 29
23  Ireland 8 5 10 23
24  Austria 7 9 13 29
25  Belarus 7 7 8 22
26  Yugoslavia 6 6 13 25
27  Greece (GRE) 5 13 11 29
28  Latvia 5 1 1 7
29  Serbia 3 1 1 5
30  Estonia 3 0 2 5
31  Norway 2 4 7 13
32  Turkey 2 4 1 7
33  Denmark 2 2 2 6
34  FR Yugoslavia[nb] 2 1 2 5
35  Iceland 2 0 4 6
36  Slovenia 1 3 3 7
37  Slovakia 1 1 2 4
38  Azerbaijan 1 1 0 2
39  Lithuania 1 1 0 2
40  Israel 1 0 1 2
41  Albania 1 0 0 1
42  Cyprus 0 2 0 2
43  Croatia 0 1 1 2
44  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 0 1
46  Armenia 0 0 1 1
46  Moldova 0 0 1 1
Total 890 885 882 2657
  • nb Iincludes medal of Dragan Perić, a Serbian athlete who competed during the Yugoslavian War as Independent European Participant.

Most successful athletes[edit]

A total of 26 men and 24 women have won five or more medals at the competition.[16]

Men[edit]

Name Country Years Total Gold Silver Bronze
Thomas Wessinghage  West Germany 1972–1986 12 6 5 1
Dietmar Mögenburg  West Germany 1980–1990 8 5 1 2
Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union 1970–1977 7 7 0 0
Viktor Saneyev  Soviet Union 1970–1977 6 6 0 0
Marian Woronin  Poland 1975–1987 6 5 0 1
José Luís González  Spain 1982–1992 6 5 0 1
Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 1998–2011 6 3 1 2
Geoff Capes  Great Britain 1971–1979 6 2 3 1
László Szalma  Hungary 1976–1990 6 2 3 1
Béla Bakosi  Hungary 1979–1988 6 2 1 3
Colin Jackson  Great Britain 1987–2002 5 4 1 0
Jason Gardener  Great Britain 1998–2007 5 4 1 0
Thomas Munkelt  East Germany 1973–1983 5 4 0 1
Andrzej Badeński  Poland 1970–1972 5 3 2 0
Hans Baumgartner  West Germany 1971–1977 5 3 2 0
Paul-Heinz Wellmann  West Germany 1971–1977 5 3 1 1
Arto Bryggare  Finland 1977–1987 5 2 2 1
Carlo Thränhardt  West Germany 1977–1988 5 1 4 0
Antti Kalliomäki  Finland 1971–1980 5 1 3 1
Ronald Desruelles  Belgium 1977–1989 5 1 2 2
John Mayock  Great Britain 1992–2005 5 1 2 2

Women[edit]

Name Country Years Total Gold Silver Bronze
Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 1970–1985 11 8 3 0
Marlies Göhr  East Germany 1977–1988 9 5 2 2
Nelli Fiere  Netherlands 1984–1994 8 6 0 2
Brigitte Kraus  West Germany 1976–1988 8 3 1 4
Doina Melinte  Romania 1982–1992 7 5 1 1
Heike Drechsler  East Germany &  Germany 1982–2000 7 4 1 2
Grazyna Rabsztyn  Poland 1972–1982 7 2 4 1
Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 1985–1990 6 4 2 0
Marita Koch  East Germany 1977–1986 6 4 1 1
Lidia Chojecka  Poland 1998–2011 6 3 3 0
Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 1982–1994 6 3 0 3
Jarmila Nygrýnová  Czechoslovakia 1971–1980 6 2 3 1
Rita Wilden  West Germany 1972–1976 5 4 1 0
Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 1977–1984 5 4 1 0
Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria 1984–1994 5 4 1 0
Claudia Losch  West Germany 1984–1990 5 3 2 0
Elly van Hulst  Netherlands 1984–1994 5 3 2 0
Verona Elder  Great Britain 1973–1981 5 3 1 1
Nadezhda Ilyina  Soviet Union 1970–1975 5 1 3 1
Ruth Beitia  Spain 2005–2015 5 1 3 1
Sylviane Telliez  France 1970–1976 5 1 2 2
Urszula Włodarczyk  Poland 1992–2000 5 1 1 3
Marta Domínguez  Spain 1996–2007 5 1 1 3
Helga Radtke  East Germany &  Germany 1983–1994 5 0 3 2

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. ^ "Men's Heptathlon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). EA. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). EA. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Women's 4 x 400 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). EAA. 3 March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Men's Heptathlon – 60m Hurdles Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Pentathlon – High Jump Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  16. ^ Statistics Guide 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships. European Athletics (2017). Retrieved on 2017-03-04.

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