1971 European Athletics Championships

The 10th (X) European Athletics Championships were held from 10 August to 15 August 1971 in the Olympic Stadium of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

10th European Athletics Championships
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The logo of the 1971 European Athletics Championships
Dates10 – 15 August 1971
Host cityHelsinki, Finland
VenueHelsinki Olympic Stadium
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events38
Participation857 athletes from
29 nations

Men's resultsEdit

Complete results were published.[7]

TrackEdit

1966 |1969 |1971 |1974 |1978

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Valeriy Borzov
  Soviet Union
10.26 CR Gerhard Wucherer
  West Germany
10.48 Vasilis Papageorgopoulos
  Greece
10.56
200 metres
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Valeriy Borzov
  Soviet Union
20.30 CR Franz-Peter Hofmeister
  West Germany
20.71 Jörg Pfeifer
  East Germany
20.72
400 metres
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David Jenkins
  Great Britain
45.45 CR Marcello Fiasconaro
  Italy
45.49 Jan Werner
  Poland
45.56
800 metres
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Yevhen Arzhanov
  Soviet Union
1:45.6 CR Dieter Fromm
  East Germany
1:46.0 Andy Carter
  Great Britain
1:46.2
1500 metres
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Francesco Arese
  Italy
3:38.4 CR Henryk Szordykowski
  Poland
3:38.7 Brendan Foster
  Great Britain
3:39.2
5000 metres
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Juha Väätäinen
  Finland
13:32.6 CR Jean Wadoux
  France
13:33.6 Harald Norpoth
  West Germany
13:33.8
10,000 metres
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Juha Väätäinen
  Finland
27:52.8 CR Jürgen Haase
  East Germany
27:53.4 Rashid Sharafetdinov
  Soviet Union
27:56.4
Marathon
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Karel Lismont
  Belgium
2:13:09 CR Trevor Wright
  Great Britain
2:13:59 Ron Hill
  Great Britain
2:14:34
20 kilometres walk
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Nikolay Smaga
  Soviet Union
1:27:20 CR Gerhard Sperling
  East Germany
1:27:29 Paul Nihill
  Great Britain
1:27:34
50 kilometres walk
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Veniamin Soldatenko
  Soviet Union
4:02:22 CR Christoph Höhne
  East Germany
4:04:45 Peter Selzer
  East Germany
4:06:11
110 metres hurdles
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Frank Siebeck
  East Germany
14.00 Alan Pascoe
  Great Britain
14.09 Lubomír Nádeníček
  Czechoslovakia
14.30
400 metres hurdles
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Jean-Claude Nallet
  France
49.2 =CR Christian Rudolph
  East Germany
49.3 Dmitriy Stukalov
  Soviet Union
50.0
3000 metres steeplechase
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Jean-Paul Villain
  France
8:25.2 Dušan Moravčík
  Czechoslovakia
8:26.2 Pavel Sysoyev
  Soviet Union
8:26.4
4 × 100 metres relay
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Ladislav Kříž
Juraj Demeč
Jiří Kynos
Luděk Bohman
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
39.3 Gerard Gramse
Tadeusz Cuch
Zenon Nowosz
Marian Dudziak
  Poland (POL)
39.7 Vincenzo Guerini
Pietro Mennea
Pasqualino Abeti
Ennio Preatoni
  Italy (ITA)
39.8
4 × 400 metres relay
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Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske
Thomas Jordan
Martin Jellinghaus
Hermann Köhler
  West Germany (FRG)
3:02.9 Andrzej Badeński
Jan Balachowski
Waldemar Korycki
Jan Werner
  Poland (POL)
3:03.6 Lorenzo Cellerino
Giacomo Puosi
Sergio Bello
Marcello Fiasconaro
  Italy (ITA)
3:04.6

FieldEdit

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Kęstutis Šapka
  Soviet Union
2.20 m Csaba Dosa
  Romania
2.20 m Rustam Akhmetov
  Soviet Union
2.20 m
Pole vault
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Wolfgang Nordwig
  East Germany
5.35 m CR Kjell Isaksson
  Sweden
5.30 m Renato Dionisi
  Italy
5.30 m
Long jump
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Max Klauß
  East Germany
7.92 m Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
  Soviet Union
7.91 m Stanisław Szudrowicz
  Poland
7.87 m
Triple jump
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Jörg Drehmel
  East Germany
17.16 m w Viktor Saneyev
  Soviet Union
17.10 m w Carol Corbu
  Romania
16.87 m
Shot put
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Hartmut Briesenick
  East Germany
21.08 m CR Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg
  East Germany
20.47 m Władysław Komar
  Poland
20.04 m
Discus throw
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Ludvík Daněk
  Czechoslovakia
63.90 m CR Lothar Milde
  East Germany
61.62 m Géza Fejér
  Hungary
61.54 m
Hammer throw
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Uwe Beyer
  West Germany
72.36 m Reinhard Theimer
  East Germany
71.80 m Anatoliy Bondarchuk
  Soviet Union
71.40 m
Javelin throw
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Jānis Lūsis
  Soviet Union
90.68 m Jānis Doniņš
  Soviet Union
85.30 m Wolfgang Hanisch
  East Germany
84.22 m
Decathlon
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Joachim Kirst
  East Germany
8196 pts CR Lennart Hedmark
  Sweden
8038 pts Hans-Joachim Walde
  West Germany
7951 pts

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Renate Stecher
  East Germany
11.4 =CR Ingrid Mickler
  West Germany
11.5 Elfgard Schittenhelm
  West Germany
11.5
200 metres
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Renate Stecher
  East Germany
22.7 CR Györgyi Balogh
  Hungary
23.2 Irena Szewińska
  Poland
23.3
400 metres
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Helga Seidler
  East Germany
52.1 Inge Bödding
  West Germany
52.9 Ingelore Lohse
  East Germany
52.9
800 metres
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Vera Nikolić
  Yugoslavia
2:00.0 CR Pat Lowe
  Great Britain
2:01.7 Rosemary Stirling
  Great Britain
2:02.1
1500 metres
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Karin Burneleit
  East Germany
4:09.62 WR, CR, Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
4:10.3 Ellen Tittel
  West Germany
4:10.4
100 metres hurdles
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Karin Balzer
  East Germany
12.94 CR Annelie Ehrhardt
  East Germany
13.0 Teresa Sukniewicz
  Poland
13.2
4 × 100 metres relay
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Elfgard Schittenhelm
Inge Helten
Annegret Irrgang
Ingrid Mickler
  West Germany (FRG)
43.3 CR Karin Balzer
Renate Stecher
Petra Vogt
Ellen Stropahl
  East Germany (GDR)
43.6 Lyudmila Zharkova
Galina Bukharina
Marina Sidorova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
  Soviet Union (URS)
44.5
4 × 400 metres relay
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Rita Kühne
Ingelore Lohse
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
  East Germany (GDR)
3:29.3 CR Anette Rückes
Christel Frese
Hildegard Falck
Inge Bödding
  West Germany (FRG)
3:33.0 Raissa Nikaronova
Vera Popkova
Nadezhda Kolesnikova
Natalya Chistyakova
  Soviet Union (URS)
3:34.1

FieldEdit

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Ilona Gusenbauer
  Austria
1.87 m CR Cornelia Popescu
  Romania
1.85 m Barbara Inkpen
  Great Britain
1.85 m
Long jump
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Ingrid Mickler
  West Germany
6.76 m CR Meta Antenen
   Switzerland
6.73 m Heide Rosendahl
  West Germany
6.66 m
Shot put
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Nadezhda Chizhova
  Soviet Union
20.16 m Marita Lange
  East Germany
19.25 m Margitta Gummel
  East Germany
19.22 m
Discus throw
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Faina Melnik
  Soviet Union
64.22 m WR, CR Liesel Westermann
  West Germany
61.68 m Lyudmila Muravyova
  Soviet Union
59.48 m
Javelin throw
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Daniela Jaworska
  Poland
61.00 m CR Ameli Koloska
  West Germany
59.40 m Ruth Fuchs
  East Germany
59.16 m
Pentathlon
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Heide Rosendahl
  West Germany
4675 pts Burglinde Pollak
  East Germany
4638 pts Margrit Herbst
  East Germany
4570 pts

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Finland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany (GDR)1313733
2  Soviet Union (URS)93820
3  West Germany (FRG)47516
4  Czechoslovakia (TCH)2114
5  France (FRA)2103
6  Finland (FIN)*2002
7  Great Britain (GBR)13610
8  Poland (POL)1359
9  Italy (ITA)1135
10  Austria (AUT)1001
  Belgium (BEL)1001
  Yugoslavia (YUG)1001
13  Romania (ROU)0213
14  Sweden (SWE)0202
15  Hungary (HUN)0112
16   Switzerland (SUI)0101
17  Greece (GRE)0011
Totals (17 nations)383838114

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 871 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, fourteen athletes more than the official number of 857 as published.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (August 9, 1971), Britain's four gold prospects, Glasgow Herald, p. 5, retrieved September 8, 2014
  2. ^ Bedford left trailing by flying Finn, Glasgow Herald, August 11, 1971, p. 6, retrieved September 8, 2014
  3. ^ Davies finishes fourth in long jump, Glasgow Herald, August 12, 1971, p. 8, retrieved September 8, 2014
  4. ^ Four Games medals for Britons, Glasgow Herald, August 13, 1971, p. 6, retrieved September 8, 2014
  5. ^ Jenkins wins Britain's first gold medal, Glasgow Herald, August 14, 1971, p. 4, retrieved September 8, 2014
  6. ^ Britons take minor marathon medals, Glasgow Herald, August 16, 1971, p. 4, retrieved September 8, 2014
  7. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 412–420, retrieved 13 August 2014
  8. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014