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 Country Dates Venue Events Top of the medal table
1 1966 Dortmund  West Germany 27 March Westfalenhalle 21  West Germany
2 1967 Prague  Czechoslovakia 11-12 March Sportovni hala 23  Soviet Union
3 1968 Madrid  Spain 9-10 March Palacio de los Deportes 23  Soviet Union
4 1969 Belgrade  Yugoslavia 8-9 March Hala I Beogradskog sajma 23  East Germany

European Indoor Championships[edit]

# Year City Country Dates Venue Events Countries Athletes Top of the medal table
1 1970 Vienna  Austria 14–15 March Stadthalle 22 22[2] 279[2]  Soviet Union
2 1971 Sofia  Bulgaria 13–14 March Festivalna 23  Soviet Union
3 1972 Grenoble  France 11–12 March Palais des Sports 23  East Germany
4 1973 Rotterdam  Netherlands 10–11 March Ahoy 23  West Germany
5 1974 Gothenburg  Sweden 9–10 March Scandinavium 21  Poland
6 1975 Katowice  Poland 8–9 March Spodek 21 24 270  East Germany
7 1976 Munich  West Germany 21–22 February Olympiahalle 19  Soviet Union
8 1977 San Sebastián  Spain 12–13 March Velodromo de Anoeta 19  East Germany
9 1978 Milan  Italy 11–12 March Palasport di San Siro 19 25 252  East Germany
10 1979 Vienna  Austria 24–25 February Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion 19 24 208  East Germany
11 1980 Sindelfingen  West Germany 1–2 March Glaspalast Sindelfingen 19 26 234  West Germany
12 1981 Grenoble  France 21–22 February Palais des Sports 20 23 255  East Germany
13 1982 Milan  Italy 6–7 March Palasport di San Siro 23 23 282  West Germany
14 1983 Budapest  Hungary 5–6 March Budapest Sportcsarnok 23 24 261  Soviet Union
15 1984 Gothenburg  Sweden 3–4 March Scandinavium 22 26 240  Czechoslovakia
16 1985 Piraeus  Greece 2–3 March Peace and Friendship Stadium 22 26 290  East Germany
17 1986 Madrid  Spain 22–23 February Palacio de los Deportes 22 26 270  East Germany
18 1987 Liévin  France 21–22 February Stade Couvert Régional 24 26 339  Soviet Union
19 1988 Budapest  Hungary 5–6 March Budapest Sportcsarnok 24 27 358  East Germany
20 1989 The Hague  Netherlands 18–19 February Houtrust 24 27 323  Soviet Union
21 1990 Glasgow  United Kingdom 3–4 March Kelvin Hall Arena 25 28 370  Soviet Union
22 1992 Genoa  Italy 28 February – 1 March Palasport di Genova 27 35 439 Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
23 1994 Paris  France 11–13 March Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy 27 40 499  Russia
24 1996 Stockholm  Sweden 8–10 March Globen 26 44 463  Germany
25 1998 Valencia  Spain 27 February – 1 March Palau Velódrom Lluís Puig 26 39 484  Germany
26 2000 Ghent  Belgium 25–27 February Flanders Sports Arena 28 44 546  Russia
27 2002 Vienna  Austria 1–3 March Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion 28 45 558  Russia
28 2005 Madrid  Spain 4–6 March Palacio de los Deportes 28 41 563  Russia
29 2007 Birmingham  United Kingdom 2–4 March National Indoor Arena 26 47 519  Great Britain
30 2009 Turin  Italy 6–8 March Oval Lingotto 26 45 530  Russia
31 2011 Paris  France 4–6 March Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy 26 46 577  France
32 2013 Gothenburg  Sweden 1–3 March Scandinavium 26 47 578  Russia
33 2015 Prague  Czech Republic 5–8 March O2 Arena 26 49 614  Russia
34 2017 Belgrade  Serbia 3–5 March Belgrade Arena 26 48 525  Poland
35 2019 Glasgow  United Kingdom 1–3 March Commonwealth Arena
36 2021 Toruń  Poland ArenaTorun

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 Prodromos Korkizoglou  Greece 28 February 1998 1998 Championships Spain Valencia, Spain
Long jump 7.97 m Mikk Pahapill  Estonia 7 March 2009 2009 Championships Italy Turin, Italy
Shot put 16.82 m Tomáš Dvořák  Czech Republic 26 February 2000 2000 Championships Belgium Ghent, Belgium
High jump 2.17 m Attila Zsivoczky  Hungary 2 March 2002 2002 Championships Austria Vienna, Austria
60 m hurdles 7.78 Tomáš Dvořák  Czech Republic 27 February 2000 2000 Championships Belgium Ghent, Belgium
Jorge Ureña  Spain 5 March 2017 2017 Championships Serbia Belgrade, Serbia [14]
Pole vault 5.60 m Alex Averbukh  Russia 1 March 1998 1998 Championships Spain Valencia, Spain
1000 m 2:34.19 Nadir El Fassi  France 6 March 2011 2011 Championships France Paris, France

Pentathlon disciplines[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m hurdles 8.11 Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida  France 4 March 2011 2011 Championships France Paris, France
High jump 1.96 m Nafissatou Thiam  Belgium 3 March 2017 2017 Championships Serbia Belgrade, Serbia [15]
Shot put 17.53 m Austra Skujyte  Lithuania 4 March 2011 2011 Championships France Paris, France
Long jump 6.89 m Katarina Johnson-Thompson  Great Britain 6 March 2015 2015 Championships Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
800 m 2:09.81 Irina Belova  Russia 27 February 1998 1998 Championships Spain Valencia, Spain

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 Unified Team 29 February 1992 1992 Genova (details)

All-time medal table[edit]

Medal table includes 1966–2017 Championships.

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 66 154
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 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 Yugoslav Wars as an 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  16. ^ Statistics Guide 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships. European Athletics (2017). Retrieved on 2017-03-04.

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