1978 European Athletics Championships – Women's 400 metres

The women's 400 metres at the 1978 European Athletics Championships was held in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, at Stadion Evžena Rošického on 29, 30, and 31 August 1978.[1]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Marita Koch
  East Germany
Silver Christina Brehmer
  East Germany
Bronze Irena Szewińska
  Poland

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

31 August

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Marita Koch   East Germany 48.94 WR
  Christina Brehmer   East Germany 50.38
  Irena Szewińska   Poland 50.40
4 Mariya Kulchunova   Soviet Union 51.25
5 Christiane Marquardt   East Germany 51.99
6 Donna Hartley   Great Britain 52.31
7 Pirjo Häggman   Finland 52.46
8 Verona Elder   Great Britain 52.53

Semi-finalsEdit

30 August

Semi-final 1Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marita Koch   East Germany 51.76 Q
2 Mariya Kulchunova   Soviet Union 51.88 Q
3 Donna Hartley   Great Britain 52.14 Q
4 Pirjo Häggman   Finland 52.24 Q
5 Elke Decker   West Germany 52.92
6 Joslyn Hoyte   Great Britain 52.95
7 Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 53.93
8 Patricia Darbonville   France 54.47

Semi-final 2Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Christina Brehmer   East Germany 52.01 Q
2 Christiane Marquardt   East Germany 52.29 Q
3 Irena Szewińska   Poland 52.37 Q
4 Verona Elder   Great Britain 52.65 Q
5 Gaby Bussmann   West Germany 52.66
6 Dagmar Fuhrmann   West Germany 53.23
7 Ilona Pál   Hungary 53.50
8 Marina Sidorova   Soviet Union 54.08

HeatsEdit

29 August

Heat 1Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marita Koch   East Germany 52.95 Q
2 Irena Szewińska   Poland 53.14 Q
3 Ilona Pál   Hungary 53.42 Q
4 Patricia Darbonville   France 53.50 q
5 Rosine Wallez   Belgium 53.99
6 Anne Aren   Sweden 54.37

Heat 2Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Christiane Marquardt   East Germany 52.12 Q
2 Joslyn Hoyte   Great Britain 52.29 Q
3 Gaby Bussmann   West Germany 52.92 Q
4 Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 53.33 q
5 Marina Sidorova   Soviet Union 53.72 q
6 Yvonne Hannus   Finland 53.98
7 Ibolya Petrika   Hungary 54.01

Heat 3Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Christina Brehmer   East Germany 51.71 Q
2 Verona Elder   Great Britain 52.64 Q
3 Pirjo Häggman   Finland 52.68 Q
4 Elke Decker   West Germany 52.97 q
5 Catherine Delachanal   France 53.81
6 Truus van Amstel   Netherlands 54.37

Heat 4Edit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Kulchunova   Soviet Union 51.55 Q
2 Dagmar Fuhrmann   West Germany 53.45 Q
3 Donna Hartley   Great Britain 53.61 Q
4 Silvia Schinzel   Austria 53.80
5 Rozalia Halmosi   Hungary 53.93
6 Eva Ráková   Czechoslovakia 54.00

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 25 athletes from 13 countries participated in the event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 427–435, retrieved 13 August 2014