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1978 European Athletics Championships

The 12th European Athletics Championships were held from 29 August to 3 September 1978 in the Stadion Evžena Rošického in Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic). Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

12th European Athletics Championships
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The logo of the 1978 European Athletics Championships
Host cityPrague, Czechoslovakia
Date(s)29 August – 3 September 1978
Main stadiumStadion Evžena Rošického
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Participation1004 athletes from
29 nations
Events40

There were a number of disqualifications because of infringements of IAAF doping rules resulting in ineligibility of 18 month concerning shot putter Yevgeniy Mironov, javelin thrower Vasiliy Yershov, pentathletes Nadezhda Tkachenko and Yekaterina Gordiyenko, all competing for the Soviet Union, as well as shot putter Elena Stoyanova from Bulgaria.[9]

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

Complete results were published.[10]

TrackEdit

1971 |1974 |1978 |1982 |1986 |

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Pietro Mennea
  Italy
10.27[nb1] Eugen Ray
  East Germany
10.36 Vladimir Ignatenko
  Soviet Union
10.37
200 metres
details
Pietro Mennea
  Italy
20.16 CR Olaf Prenzler
  East Germany
20.61 Peter Muster
   Switzerland
20.64
400 metres
details
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
  West Germany
45.73 Karel Kolář
  Czechoslovakia
45.77 Francis Demarthon
  France
45.97
800 metres
details
Olaf Beyer
  East Germany
1:43.84 CR Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
1:44.09 Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
1:44.76
1500 metres
details
Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
3:35.59 CR Eamonn Coghlan
  Ireland
3:36.57 David Moorcroft
  Great Britain
3:36.70
5000 metres
details
Venanzio Ortis
  Italy
13:28.57 Markus Ryffel
   Switzerland
Aleksandr Fedotkin
  Soviet Union
13:28.66
10,000 metres
details
Martti Vainio
  Finland
27:30.99 CR, NR Venanzio Ortis
  Italy
27:31.48 Aleksandras Antipovas
  Soviet Union
27:31.50
Marathon
details
Leonid Moseyev
  Soviet Union
2:11:57.5 CR Nikolay Penzin
  Soviet Union
2:11:59.0 Karel Lismont
  Belgium
2:12:07.7
110 metres hurdles
details
Thomas Munkelt
  East Germany
13.54 Jan Pusty
  Poland
13.55 Arto Bryggare
  Finland
13.56
400 metres hurdles
details
Harald Schmid
  West Germany
48.51 CR Dmitriy Stukalov
  Soviet Union
49.72 Vasyl Arkhypenko
  Soviet Union
49.77
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Bronislaw Malinowski
  Poland
8:15.08 Patriz Ilg
  West Germany
8:16.92 Ismo Toukonen
  Finland
8:18.29
20 kilometres walk
details
Roland Wieser
  East Germany
1:23:11.5 CR Pyotr Pochynchuk
  Soviet Union
1:23:43.0 Anatoliy Solomin
  Soviet Union
1:24:11.5
50 kilometres walk
details
Jorge Llopart
  Spain
3:53:29.9 CR Veniamin Soldatenko
  Soviet Union
3:55:12.1 Jan Ornoch
  Poland
3:55:15.9
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  Poland
Zenon Nowosz
Zenon Licznerski
Leszek Dunecki
Marian Woronin
38.58 CR   East Germany
Manfred Kokot
Eugen Ray
Olaf Prenzler
Alexander Thieme
38.78   Soviet Union
Sergey Vladimirsev
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Aleksandr Aksinin
Vladimir Ignatenko
38.82
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  West Germany
Martin Weppler
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Bernd Herrmann
Harald Schmid
3:02.03 CR   Poland
Jerzy Włodarczyk
Zbigniew Jaremski
Cezary Łapiński
Ryszard Podlas
3:03.62   Czechoslovakia
Josef Lomický
František Brečka
Miroslav Tulis
Karel Kolář
3:04.99

FieldEdit

1971 |1974 |1978 |1982 |1986 |

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Vladimir Yashchenko
  Soviet Union
2.30 m CR Aleksandr Grigoryev
  Soviet Union
2.28 m Rolf Beilschmidt
  East Germany
2.28 m
Pole vault
details
Vladimir Trofimenko
  Soviet Union
5.55 m CR Antti Kalliomäki
  Finland
5.50 m Rauli Pudas
  Finland
5.45 m
Long jump
details
Jacques Rousseau
  France
8.18 m CR Nenad Stekić
  Yugoslavia
8.12 m Vladimir Tsepelyov
  Soviet Union
8.01 m
Triple jump
details
Miloš Srejović
  Yugoslavia
16.94 m Viktor Saneyev
  Soviet Union
16.93 m Anatoliy Piskulin
  Soviet Union
16.87 m
Shot put
details
Udo Beyer
  East Germany
21.08 m =CR Aleksandr Baryshnikov
  Soviet Union
20.68 m Wolfgang Schmidt
  East Germany
20.30 m
Discus throw
details
Wolfgang Schmidt
  East Germany
66.82 m CR Markku Tuokko
  Finland
64.90 m Imrich Bugár
  Czechoslovakia
64.66 m
Hammer throw
details
Yuriy Sedykh
  Soviet Union
77.28 m CR Roland Steuk
  East Germany
77.24 m Karl-Hans Riehm
  West Germany
77.02 m
Javelin throw
details
Michael Wessing
  West Germany
89.12 m Nikolay Grebniev
  Soviet Union
87.82 m Wolfgang Hanisch
  East Germany
87.66 m
Decathlon
details
Aleksandr Grebenyuk
  Soviet Union
8340 pts CR Daley Thompson
  Great Britain
8289 pts Siegfried Stark
  East Germany
8208 pts

: In shot put, Yevgeniy Mironov initially finished second (20.87m), but was disqualified for an infringement of IAAF doping rules.[9]

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1971 |1974 |1978 |1982 |1986 |

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Marlies Göhr
  East Germany
11.13 =CR Linda Haglund
  Sweden
11.29 Lyudmila Maslakova
  Soviet Union
11.31
200 metres
details
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
  Soviet Union
22.52 Marlies Göhr
  East Germany
22.53 Carla Bodendorf
  East Germany
22.64
400 metres
details
Marita Koch
  East Germany
48.94 CR Christina Brehmer
  East Germany
50.38 Irena Szewińska
  Poland
50.40
800 metres
details
Tatyana Providokhina
  Soviet Union
1:55.80 CR Nadezhda Mushta
  Soviet Union
1:55.82 Zoya Rigel
  Soviet Union
1:56.57
1500 metres
details
Giana Romanova
  Soviet Union
3:59.01 CR Natalia Marasescu
  Romania
3:59.77 Totka Petrova
  Bulgaria
4:00.15
3000 metres
details
Svetlana Ulmasova
  Soviet Union
8:33.16 CR Natalia Marasescu
  Romania
8:33.53 Grete Waitz
  Norway
8:34.33
100 metres hurdles
details[nb1]
Johanna Klier
  East Germany
12.62 Tatyana Anisimova
  Soviet Union
12.67 Gudrun Berend
  East Germany
12.73
400 metres hurdles
details
Tatyana Zelentsova
  Soviet Union
54.89 Silvia Hollmann
  West Germany
55.14 Karin Roßley
  East Germany
55.36
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Vera Anisimova
Lyudmila Maslakova
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Lyudmila Storozhkova
  Soviet Union
42.54 Beverley Goddard
Kathy Smallwood
Sharon Colyear
Sonia Lannaman
  Great Britain
42.72 Johanna Klier
Monika Hamann
Carla Bodendorf
Marlies Göhr
  East Germany
43.07
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Christiane Marquardt
Barbara Krug
Christina Brehmer
Marita Koch
  East Germany
3:21.20 CR Tatyana Prorochenko
Nadezhda Mushta
Tatyana Providokhina
Mariya Kulchunova
  Soviet Union
3:22.53 Małgorzata Grajewska
Krystyna Kacperczyk
Genowefa Błaszak
Irena Szewińska
  Poland
3:26.76
  • nb1 Grażyna Rabsztyn (Poland), who was disqualified in the final, ran a championship record of 12.60 in the semifinal.

FieldEdit

1971 |1974 |1978 |1982 |1986 |

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Sara Simeoni
  Italy
2.01 m CR Rosemarie Ackermann
  East Germany
1.99 m Brigitte Holzapfel
  West Germany
1.95 m
Long jump
details [nb1]
Vilma Bardauskienė
  Soviet Union
6.88 m Angela Voigt
  East Germany
6.79 m Jarmila Nygrýnová
  Czechoslovakia
6.69 m
Shot put
details
Ilona Slupianek
  East Germany
21.41 m CR Helena Fibingerová
  Czechoslovakia
20.86 m Margitta Droese
  East Germany
20.58 m
Discus throw
details
Evelin Jahl
  East Germany
66.98 m Margitta Droese
  East Germany
64.04 m Natalya Gorbachova
  Soviet Union
63.58 m
Javelin throw
details
Ruth Fuchs
  East Germany
69.16 m CR Tessa Sanderson
  Great Britain
62.40 m Ute Hommola
  East Germany
62.32 m
Pentathlon
details
Margit Papp
  Hungary
4655 pts Burglinde Pollak
  East Germany
4600 pts Kristine Nitzsche
  East Germany
4599 pts

: In pentathlon, Nadezhda Tkachenko (URS) initially finished 1st (4744pts), but was disqualified for an infringement of IAAF doping rules.[9]

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Czechoslovakia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)12121135
2  East Germany (GDR)12101032
3  West Germany (FRG)4228
4  Italy (ITA)4105
5  Poland (POL)2237
6  Great Britain (GBR)1427
7  Finland (FIN)1236
8  Yugoslavia (YUG)1102
9  France (FRA)1012
10  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Spain (ESP)1001
12  Czechoslovakia (TCH)*0235
13  Romania (ROU)0202
14   Switzerland (SUI)0112
15  Ireland (IRL)0101
  Sweden (SWE)0101
17  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Bulgaria (BUL)0011
  Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (19 nations)404139120


ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 847 athletes from 30 countries participated in the event, 157 athletes less than the official number of 1004, and one country more than the official number of 29 as published.[11] The significantly higher official number might include coaches and/or officials.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hubbard, Alan (August 29, 1978), Moscow Czechmate?, Glasgow Herald, p. 23, retrieved September 13, 2014
  2. ^ Hostility flares in 'peace' Games, Glasgow Herald, August 30, 1978, p. 22, retrieved November 24, 2014
  3. ^ Hubbard, Alan (August 30, 1978), Wells faster than Borzow ... but watch Mennea, Glasgow Herald, p. 22, retrieved September 13, 2014
  4. ^ Hubbard, Alan (August 30, 1978), Foster run out of the medals, Glasgow Herald, p. 22, retrieved September 13, 2014
  5. ^ Hubbard, Alan (August 31, 1978), Beaten, now Wells may not run 200, Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved September 13, 2014
  6. ^ Hubbard, Alan (August 31, 1978), Come to Russia, with love..., Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved September 13, 2014
  7. ^ Hubbard, Alan (September 1, 1978), Ovett, Coe and Thompson lose, Glasgow Herald, p. 28, retrieved September 13, 2014
  8. ^ Hubbard, Alan (September 4, 1978), Gold at last - thanks to Ovett, Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved September 13, 2014
  9. ^ a b c Holt, John B. (April 26–28, 1979), International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) - Main Decisions of the IAAF Council, Meeting in Dakar (SEN), April 26th, 27th and 28th 1979 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 353–354, retrieved September 13, 2014
  10. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 427–435, retrieved 13 August 2014
  11. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014

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