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The 11th European Athletics Championships of 1974 were held from 2 September to 8 September in Italy, at Rome's Stadio Olimpico. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4]

11th European Athletics Championships
1974roma.jpg
The logo of the 1974 European Athletics Championships
Host cityRome, Italy
Date(s)1 – 8 September 1974
Main stadiumStadio Olimpico
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Participation745 athletes from
29 nations
Events39

Men's resultsEdit

Complete results were published.[5]

TrackEdit

1969 |1971 |1974 |1978 |1982

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Valeriy Borzov
  Soviet Union
10.27 Pietro Mennea
  Italy
10.34 Klaus-Dieter Bieler
  West Germany
10.35
200 metres
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Pietro Mennea
  Italy
20.60 Manfred Ommer
  West Germany
20.76 Hans-Jürgen Bombach
  East Germany
20.83
400 metres
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Karl Honz
  West Germany
45.04 CR David Jenkins
  Great Britain
45.67 Bernd Herrmann
  West Germany
45.78
800 metres
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Luciano Susanj
  Yugoslavia
1:44.07 CR Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
1:45.77 Markku Taskinen
  Finland
1:45.89
1500 metres
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Klaus-Peter Justus
  East Germany
3:40.55 Thomas Hansen
  Denmark
3:40.75 Thomas Wessinghage
  West Germany
3:41.10
5000 metres
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Brendan Foster
  Great Britain
13:17.21 CR Manfred Kuschmann
  East Germany
13:23.93 Lasse Virén
  Finland
13:24.57
10,000 metres
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Manfred Kuschmann
  East Germany
28:25.75 Tony Simmons
  Great Britain
28:25.79 Giuseppe Cindolo
  Italy
28:27.05
Marathon
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Ian Thompson
  Great Britain
2:13:19 Eckhard Lesse
  East Germany
2:14:57 Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
2:16:30
20 kilometres walk
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Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
1:29:30 Bernd Kannenberg
  West Germany
1:29:38 Roger Mills
  Great Britain
1:32:34
50 kilometres walk
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Christoph Höhne
  East Germany
3:59:06 CR Otto Barch
  Soviet Union
4:02:39 Peter Selzer
  East Germany
4:04:28
110 metres hurdles
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Guy Drut
  France
13.40 CR Mirosław Wodzyński
  Poland
13.67 Leszek Wodzyński
  Poland
13.71
400 metres hurdles
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Alan Pascoe
  Great Britain
48.82 CR Jean-Claude Nallet
  France
48.94 Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
  Soviet Union
49.32
3000 metres steeplechase
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Bronisław Malinowski
  Poland
8:15.04 CR Anders Gärderud
  Sweden
8:15.41 Michael Karst
  West Germany
8:17.91
4 × 100 metres relay
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Lucien Sainte-Rose
Joseph Arame
Bruno Cherrier
Dominique Chauvelot
  France (FRA)
38.69 CR Vincenzo Guerini
Norberto Oliosi
Luigi Benedetti
Pietro Mennea
  Italy (ITA)
38.88 Manfred Kokot
Michael Droese
Hans-Jürgen Bombach
Siegfried Schenke
  East Germany (GDR)
38.99
4 × 400 metres relay
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Glen Cohen
William Hartley
Alan Pascoe
David Jenkins
  Great Britain (GBR)
3:03.33 Hermann Köhler
Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske
Karl Honz
Rolf Ziegler
  West Germany (FRG)
3:03.52 Stig Lönnqvist
Ossi Karttunen
Markku Taskinen
Markku Kukkoaho
  Finland (FIN)
3:03.57

FieldEdit

1969 |1971 |1974 |1978 |1982

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Jesper Tørring
  Denmark
2.25 m CR Kęstutis Šapka
  Soviet Union
2.25 m =CR Vladimír Malý
  Czechoslovakia
2.19 m
Pole vault
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Vladimir Kischkun
  Soviet Union
5.35 m =CR Władysław Kozakiewicz
  Poland
5.35 m Yury Isakov
  Soviet Union
5.30 m
Long jump
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Valeriy Podluzhniy
  Soviet Union
8.12 m w Nenad Stekić
  Yugoslavia
8.05 m CR Yevgeni Schubin
  Soviet Union
7.98 m
Triple jump
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Viktor Saneyev
  Soviet Union
17.23 m CR Carol Corbu
  Romania
16.68 m Andrzej Sontag
  Poland
16.61 m
Shot put
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Hartmut Briesenick
  East Germany
20.50 m Ralf Reichenbach
  West Germany
20.38 m Geoff Capes
  Great Britain
20.21 m
Discus throw
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Pentti Kahma
  Finland
63.62 m Ludvík Daněk
  Czechoslovakia
62.76 m Ricky Bruch
  Sweden
62.00 m
Hammer throw
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Aleksey Spiridonov
  Soviet Union
74.20 m Jochen Sachse
  East Germany
74.00 m Reinhard Theimer
  East Germany
71.62 m
Javelin throw
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Hannu Siitonen
  Finland
89.58 m Wolfgang Hanisch
  East Germany
85.46 m Terje Thorslund
  Norway
83.68 m
Decathlon
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Ryszard Skowronek
  Poland
8207 pts CR Yves Leroy
  France
8146 pts Guido Kratschmer
  West Germany
8132 pts

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1969 |1971 |1974 |1978 |1982

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Irena Szewińska
  Poland
11.13 CR Renate Stecher
  East Germany
11.23 Andrea Lynch
  Great Britain
11.28
200 metres
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Irena Szewińska
  Poland
22.51 CR Renate Stecher
  East Germany
22.68 Mona-Lisa Pursiainen
  Finland
23.17
400 metres
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Riitta Salin
  Finland
50.14 CR, WR Ellen Streidt
  East Germany
50.69 Rita Wilden
  West Germany
50.88
800 metres
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Lilyana Tomova
  Bulgaria
1:58.14 CR Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
1:58.81 Mariana Suman
  Romania
1:59.84
1500 metres
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Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
4:02.25 CR Lilyana Tomova
  Bulgaria
4:04.97 Grete Andersen
  Norway
4:05.21
3000 metres
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Nina Holmén
  Finland
8:55.10 Lyudmila Bragina
  Soviet Union
8:56.09 Joyce Smith
  Great Britain
8:57.39
100 metres hurdles
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Annelie Ehrhardt
  East Germany
12.66 CR Annerose Fiedler
  East Germany
12.89 Teresa Nowak
  Poland
12.91
4 × 100 metres relay
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Doris Maletzki
Renate Stecher
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Eckert
  East Germany (GDR)
42.51 CR, WR Elfgard Schittenhelm
Annegret Kroniger
Annegret Richter
Inge Helten
  West Germany (FRG)
42.75 Ewa Długołęcka
Danuta Jedrejek
Barbara Bakulin
Irena Szewińska
  Poland (POL)
43.48
4 × 400 metres relay
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Brigitte Rohde
Waltraud Dietsch
Angelika Handt
Ellen Streidt
  East Germany (GDR)
3:25.21 CR Marika Eklund
Mona-Lisa Pursiainen
Pirjo Wilmi
Riitta Salin
  Finland (FIN)
3:25.70 NR Inta Kļimoviča
Ingrīda Barkāne
Nadezhda Kolesnikova
Natalya Sokolova
  Soviet Union (URS)
3:26.10

FieldEdit

1969 |1971 |1974 |1978 |1982

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Rosemarie Witschas
  East Germany
1.95 m CR Milada Karbanová
  Czechoslovakia
1.91 m Sara Simeoni
  Italy
1.89 m
Long jump
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Ilona Bruzsenyák
  Hungary
6.65 m Eva Šuranová
  Czechoslovakia
6.65 m Pirkko Helenius
  Finland
6.59 m
Shot put
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Nadezhda Chizhova
  Soviet Union
20.78 m CR Marianne Adam
  East Germany
20.43 m Helena Fibingerová
  Czechoslovakia
20.33 m
Discus throw
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Faina Melnik
  Soviet Union
69.00 m CR Argentina Menis
  Romania
64.62 m Gabriele Hinzmann
  East Germany
62.50 m
Javelin throw
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Ruth Fuchs
  East Germany
67.22 m CR, WR Jacqueline Todten
  East Germany
62.10 m Nataša Urbančič
  Yugoslavia
61.66 m
Pentathlon
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Nadezhda Tkachenko
  Soviet Union
4776 pts Burglinde Pollak
  East Germany
4678 pts Zoya Spasovkhodskaya
  Soviet Union
4550 pts

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany (GDR)1012527
2  Soviet Union (URS)93517
3  Great Britain (GBR)43411
4  Poland (POL)42410
5  Finland (FIN)41510
6  France (FRA)2204
7  West Germany (FRG)15612
8  Italy (ITA)*1225
9  Yugoslavia (YUG)1113
10  Bulgaria (BUL)1102
  Denmark (DEN)1102
12  Hungary (HUN)1001
13  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0325
14  Romania (ROU)0213
15  Sweden (SWE)0112
16  Norway (NOR)0022
17  Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (17 nations)393939117

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 747 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, two athletes more than the official number of 745 as published.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marshall, Ron (September 2, 1974), Rome games off with a bang, Glasgow Herald, p. 4, retrieved September 10, 2014
  2. ^ Marshall, Ron (September 3, 1974), Simmons just beaten for gold, Glasgow Herald, p. 4, retrieved September 10, 2014
  3. ^ Marshall, Ron (September 7, 1974), Clement fails to qualify, Glasgow Herald, p. 4, retrieved September 10, 2014
  4. ^ Marshall, Ron (September 9, 1974), Britain end games with a gold rush, Glasgow Herald, p. 4, retrieved September 10, 2014
  5. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 420–427, retrieved 13 August 2014
  6. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014