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1946 European Athletics Championships

The 3rd European Athletics Championships were held from 22 August to 25 August 1946 in the Bislett Stadion in Oslo, Norway. For the first time it was a combined event for men and women, and for the first time a city in Scandinavia hosted the championships. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2]

3rd European Athletics Championships
1946 European Athletics Championships logo.png
Host cityOslo, Norway
Date(s)22 – 25 August 1946
Main stadiumBislett Stadion
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Participation354 athletes from
20 nations
Events33

Bislett stadion in Oslo, Norway, 1948

Two of the women's medalists from France underwent sex change later. Claire Brésolles became Pierre Brésolles, and Léa Caurla became Léon Caurla.[3]

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

Complete results were published.[4]

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
  Jack Archer (GBR) 10.6   Haakon Tranberg (NOR) 10.7   Carlo Monti (ITA) 10.8
200 metres
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  Nikolay Karakulov (URS) 21.6   Haakon Tranberg (NOR) 21.7   Jiří David (TCH) 21.8
400 metres
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  Niels Holst-Sørensen (DEN) 47.9   Jacques Lunis (FRA) 48.3   Derek Pugh (GBR) 48.9
800 metres
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  Rune Gustafsson (SWE) 1:51.0   Niels Holst-Sørensen (DEN) 1:51.1   Marcel Hansenne (FRA) 1:51.2
1500 metres
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  Lennart Strand (SWE) 3:48.0 CR   Henry Eriksson (SWE) 3:48.8   Erik Jørgensen (DEN) 3:52.8
5000 metres
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  Sydney Wooderson (GBR) 14:08.6 CR   Wim Slijkhuis (NED) 14:14.0   Evert Nyberg (SWE) 14:23.2
10,000 metres
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  Viljo Heino (FIN) 29:52.0 CR   Helge Perälä (FIN) 30:31.4   András Csaplár (HUN) 30:35.2
Marathon
details[nb]
  Mikko Hietanen (FIN) 2:24:55   Väinö Muinonen (FIN) 2:26:08   Yakov Punko (URS) 2:26:21
110 metres hurdles
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  Håkan Lidman (SWE) 14.6   Hippolyte Braekman (BEL) 14.9   Väinö Suvivuo (FIN) 15.0
400 metres hurdles
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  Bertel Storskrubb (FIN) 52.2 CR   Sixten Larsson (SWE) 52.4   Rune Larsson (SWE) 52.5
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Raphaël Pujazon (FRA) 9:01.4 CR   Erik Elmsäter (SWE) 9:11.0   Tore Sjöstrand (SWE) 9:14.0
10,000 metres track walk
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  John Mikaelsson (SWE) 46:05.2   Fritz Schwab (SUI) 47:03.6   Emile Maggi (FRA) 48:10.4
50 kilometres walk
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  John Ljunggren (SWE) 4:38:20 CR   Harry Forbes (GBR) 4:42:58   Charles Megnin (GBR) 4:57:04
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Sweden
Stig Danielsson
Inge Nilsson
Olle Laessker
Stig Håkansson
41.5   France
Agathon Lepève
Julien Lebas
Pierre Gonon
René Valmy
42.0   Czechoslovakia
Mirko Paráček
Leopold Láznička
Miroslav Řihošek
Jiří David
42.2
4 × 400 metres relay
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  France
Bernard Santona
Yves Cros
Robert Chef d’Hotel
Jacques Lunis
3:14.4   Great Britain
Ronald Ede
Derek Pugh
Bernard Elliot
Bill Roberts
3:14.5   Sweden
Folke Alnevik
Stig Lindgård
Sven-Erik Nolinge
Tore Sten
3:15.0
  • nb The marathon at the 1946 European Championships was completed over a course measuring 40.1 km, 2 km shorter than the official marathon distance.

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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  Anton Bolinder (SWE) 1.99   Alan Paterson (GBR) 1.96   Nils Nicklén (FIN) 1.93
Long jump
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  Olle Laessker (SWE) 7.42   Lucien Graff (SUI) 7.40   Miroslav Řihošek (TCH) 7.29
Pole vault
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  Allan Lindberg (SWE) 4.17 CR   Nikolay Ozolin (URS) 4.10   Jan Bém (TCH) 4.10
Triple jump
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  Valdemar Rautio (FIN) 15.17   Bertil Johnsson (SWE) 15.15   Arne Åhman (SWE) 14.96
Shot put
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  Gunnar Huseby (ISL) 15.56   Dmitriy Goryainov (URS) 15.25   Yrjö Lehtilä (FIN) 15.23
Discus throw
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  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 53.23 CR   Giuseppe Tosi (ITA) 50.39   Veikko Nyqvist (FIN) 48.14
Javelin throw
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  Lennart Atterwall (SWE) 68.74   Yrjö Nikkanen (FIN) 67.50   Tapio Rautavaara (FIN) 66.40
Hammer throw
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  Bo Ericson (SWE) 56.44   Eric Johansson (SWE) 53.54   Duncan Clark (GBR) 51.32
Decathlon
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  Godtfred Holmvang (NOR) 6987 CR   Sergey Kuznetsov (URS) 6930   Göran Waxberg (SWE) 6504

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
  Yevgeniya Sechenova (URS) 11.9 =CR   Winifred Jordan (GBR) 12.1   Claire Brésolles (FRA) 12.2
200 metres
details
  Yevgeniya Sechenova (URS) 25.4   Winifred Jordan (GBR) 25.6   Léa Caurla (FRA) 25.6
80 metres hurdles
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  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 11.8   Elene Gokieli (URS) 11.9   Valentina Fokina (URS) 11.9
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Netherlands
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
Netty Witziers-Timmer
Marta Adema
Fanny Blankers-Koen
47.8   France
Léa Caurla
Anne-Marie Colchen
Claire Brésolles
Monique Drichon
48.5   Soviet Union
Yevgeniya Sechenova
Valentina Fokina
Elene Gokieli
Valentina Vasilyeva
48.7

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
  Anne-Marie Colchen (FRA) 1.60   Aleksandra Chudina (URS) 1.57   Anne Iversen (DEN) 1.57
Long jump
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  Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs (NED) 5.67   Lidija Gaile (URS) 5.67   Valentina Vasilyeva (URS) 5.63
Shot put
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  Tatyana Sevryukova (URS) 14.16 CR   Micheline Ostermeyer (FRA) 12.84   Amelia Piccinini (ITA) 12.22
Discus throw
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  Nina Dumbadze (URS) 44.21   Ann Niesink (NED) 40.46   Jadwiga Wajs (POL) 39.37
Javelin throw
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  Klavdiya Mayuchaya (URS) 46.25 CR   Lyudmila Anokhina (URS) 45.84   Johanna Koning (NED) 43.24

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)115622
2  Soviet Union (URS)67417
3  Finland (FIN)43512
4  France (FRA)34411
5  Netherlands (NED)3216
6  Great Britain (GBR)25310
7  Norway (NOR)1203
8  Denmark (DEN)1124
  Italy (ITA)1124
10  Iceland (ISL)1001
11   Switzerland (SUI)0202
12  Belgium (BEL)0101
13  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0044
14  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
Totals (15 nations)33333399

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 354 athletes from 20 countries participated in the event, one athlete more than the official number of 353 as published.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Finnish Athletes Win Three Events - Fast Time in 10,000 Metres, Glasgow Herald, August 23, 1946, p. 6, retrieved August 22, 2014
  2. ^ Sweden Leads in Oslo Athletics - Britain's Thrilling Relay Race, Glasgow Herald, August 26, 1946, p. 5, retrieved August 22, 2014
  3. ^ Bouillé, Alain (December 1991), Les grandes du sprint féminin - Revue FFA n°346 NS5 (in French), Fédération française d'athlétisme, p. 32, retrieved 24 August 2014
  4. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 367–372, retrieved 13 August 2014
  5. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014
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