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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships

The 1st European Athletics U23 Championships were held in Turku, Finland on 10–13 July 1997. The competition succeeded the European Athletics U23 Cup, which had been held in 1992 and 1994.

1st European Athletics U23 Championships
Host cityTurku, Finland
Date(s)10–13 July 1997
LevelU23
TypeOutdoor
Participation652 athletes from
37 nations
Events43

Complete results and medal winners were published.[1][2][3][4]

Contents

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Angelos Pavlakakis
  Greece
10.18 Carlos Calado
  Portugal
10.29 Marlon Devonish
  Great Britain
10.32
200 metres
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Julian Golding
  Great Britain
20.46 Alessandro Attene
  Italy
20.68 Ryszard Pilarczyk
  Poland
20.87
400 metres
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Mark Hylton
  Great Britain
45.71 Piotr Haczek
  Poland
45.72 Kjell Provost
  Belgium
45.99
800 metres
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Andrea Longo
  Italy
1:46.49 André Bucher
  Switzerland
1:47.13 Grzegorz Krzosek
  Poland
1:47.45
1500 metres
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Reyes Estévez
  Spain
3:42.37 Carlos García
  Spain
3:43.24 Alexandru Vasile
  Romania
3:43.36
5000 metres
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Simone Zanon
  Italy
13:45.90 Rachid Berradi
  Italy
13:47.08 Sergey Lukin
  Russia
13:48.04
10,000 metres
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Rachid Berradi
  Italy
28:31.12 Serhiy Lebid
  Ukraine
28:39.71 Simone Zanon
  Italy
28:56.33
110 metres hurdles
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Frank Busemann
  Germany
13.54 Sven Pieters
  Belgium
13.56 Andrey Kislykh
  Russia
13.56
400 metres hurdles
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Lukáš Souček
  Czech Republic
49.08 Marcel Schelbert
  Switzerland
49.43 Xavier Ravenet
  France
49.63
3000 metres steeplechase
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Luciano Di Pardo
  Italy
8:34.24 Vincent Le Dauphin
  France
8:36.92 Konstantin Tomskiy
  Russia
8:37.81
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Great Britain (GBR)
Dan Money
Marlon Devonish
Jamie Henthorn
Julian Golding
38.99   Poland (POL)
Marcin Krzywański
Dariusz Adamczyk
Piotr Balcerzak
Ryszard Pilarczyk
39.27   Germany (GER)
Alexander Kosenkow
Eduard Martin
Patrik Weimer
Uwe Eisenbeis
39.45
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Poland (POL)
Ryszard Pilarczyk
Piotr Długosielski
Jacek Bocian
Piotr Haczek
3:03.07   Czech Republic (CZE)
David Nikodým
Lukáš Souček
Jan Štejfa
Jiří Mužík
3:04.13   Germany (GER)
Thomas Goller
Maik Liebe
Lars Figura
Carlos Gachanja
3:04.32
20 kilometres walk
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Aigars Fadejevs
  Latvia
1:19:58 Paquillo Fernández
  Spain
1:21:59 Artur Meleshkevich
  Belarus
1:22:26
High jump
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Staffan Strand
  Sweden
2.28 Martin Buß
  Germany
2.24 Marcin Kaczocha
  Poland
2.24
Pole vault
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Yevgeniy Smiryagin
  Russia
5.70 Montxu Miranda
  Spain
5.50 Petr Špaček
  Czech Republic
5.50
Long jump
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Carlos Calado
  Portugal
8.32 Kirill Sosunov
  Russia
8.30 Olexiy Lukashevych
  Ukraine
8.09
Triple jump
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Vyacheslav Taranov
  Russia
16.95 Marat Safiullin
  Russia
16.29 Tayo Erogbobgo
  Great Britain
16.28
Shot put
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Conny Karlsson
  Finland
19.48 Gunnar Pfingsten
  Germany
19.11 Andreas Gustafsson
  Sweden
19.09
Discus throw
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Andrzej Krawczyk
  Poland
59.54 Timo Sinervo
  Finland
57.20 Kiril Chuprinin
  Ukraine
56.78
Hammer throw
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Ivan Tsikhan
  Belarus
77.46 Szymon Ziółkowski
  Poland
73.68 Nikolay Avlasevich
  Belarus
72.40
Javelin throw
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Pietari Skyttä
  Finland
81.58 Matti Närhi
  Finland
80.72 Christian Nicolay
  Germany
78.18
Decathlon
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Klaus Isekenmeier
  Germany
7926 Oleksandr Yurkov
  Ukraine
7888 Pierre-Alexandre Vial
  France
7866

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Nora Ivanova
  Bulgaria
11.50 Esther Möller
  Germany
11.53 Marie-Joelle Dogbo
  France
11.54
200 metres
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Hana Benešová
  Czech Republic
22.57 Shanta Ghosh
  Germany
22.80 Katia Benth
  France
23.19
400 metres
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Allison Curbishley
  Great Britain
50.85 Hana Benešová
  Czech Republic
51.82 Claudia Angerhausen
  Germany
53.45
800 metres
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Irina Nedelenko
  Ukraine
2:01.72 Dorota Fiut
  Poland
2:02.44 Lyudmila Goncharova
  Russia
2:02.72
1500 metres
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Andrea Šuldesová
  Czech Republic
4:13.92 Lidia Chojecka
  Poland
4:14.70 Natalya Chernyshova
  Ukraine
4:15.43
5000 metres
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Oksana Zheleznyak
  Russia
15:45.22 Cristina Iloc
  Romania
15:46.59 Marta Domínguez
  Spain
15:49.96
10,000 metres
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Olivera Jevtić
  Serbia and Montenegro
32:44.22 Annemari Sandell
  Finland
32:48.57 Stine Larsen
  Norway
33:11.09
100 metres hurdles
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Irina Korotya
  Russia
12.97 Diane Allahgreen
  Great Britain
13.03 Johanna Halkoaho
  Finland
13.35
400 metres hurdles
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Rikke Rønholt
  Denmark
57.22 Vicki Jamison
  Great Britain
57.43 Małgorzata Pskit
  Poland
57.68
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Germany (GER)
Esther Möller
Shanta Ghosh
Nancy Kette
Silke Eichmann
43.94   Russia (RUS)
Yelena Tishkova
Irina Korotya
Olga Maksimova
Yuliya Vertyanova
44.41   Italy (ITA)
Elena Apollonio
Elena Sordelli
Manuela Grillo
Manuela Levorato
44.73
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Great Britain (GBR)
Vicki Jamison
Jo Sloane
Jeina Mitchell
Allison Curbishley
3:32.81   Germany (GER)
Nicole Marahrens
Shanta Ghosh
Claudia Gesell
Claudia Angerhausen
3:33.77   Czech Republic (CZE)
Jitka Burianová
Eva Kasalová
Andrea Šuldesová
Hana Benešová
3:33.83
10 kilometres walk
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Olga Panfyorova
  Russia
43:33 María Vasco
  Spain
44:01 Susana Feitor
  Portugal
44:26
High jump
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Yuliya Lyakhova
  Russia
1.97 Kajsa Bergqvist
  Sweden
1.93 Daniela Rath
  Germany
1.91
Pole vault
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Eszter Szemerédi
  Hungary
4.10 Janet Zach
  Germany
4.05 Sabine Schulte
  Germany
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3.80
Long jump
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Tatyana Kotova
  Russia
6.57 Cristina Nicolau
  Romania
6.43 Sofia Schulte
  Germany
6.39
Triple jump
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Cristina Nicolau
  Romania
14.22 Anja Valant
  Slovenia
13.98 Heli Koivula
  Finland
13.88
Shot put
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Nadine Kleinert
  Germany
18.27 Corrie de Bruin
  Netherlands
18.06 Yanina Karolchyk
  Belarus
13.98
Discus throw
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Corrie de Bruin
  Netherlands
57.72 Kathleen Hering
  Germany
56.78 Yanina Karolchyk
  Belarus
56.36
Hammer throw
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Mihaela Melinte
  Romania
70.26 Simone Mathes
  Germany
64.38 Lyn Sprules
  Great Britain
61.70
Javelin throw
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Taina Uppa
  Finland
56.48 Alina Serdyuk
  Belarus
55.56 Merja Pitkänen
  Finland
55.24
Heptathlon
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Kathleen Gutjahr
  Germany
6130 Yuliya Akulenko
  Ukraine
6117 Diana Koritskaya
  Russia
6014

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Finland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia73515
2  Germany58720
3  Great Britain52310
4  Italy4228
5  Finland*3339
6  Czech Republic3227
7  Poland25411
8  Romania2215
9  Spain1416
10  Ukraine1337
11  Belarus1146
12  Netherlands1113
  Portugal1113
  Sweden1113
15  Bulgaria1001
  Denmark1001
  Greece1001
  Hungary1001
  Latvia1001
  Serbia and Montenegro1001
21   Switzerland0202
22  France0145
23  Belgium0112
24  Slovenia0101
25  Norway0011
Totals (25 nations)434344130

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 652 athletes from 37 countries participated in the event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava 2011 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK - 1st European Athletics U23 Championships - Turku, Finland 10.7. - 13.7.1997 (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 5–16, retrieved 24 October 2014
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed (13 July 1997), European Championships for Under 23 (Turku, Finland), athletix.org, Archived from the original on 12 November 2007, retrieved 24 October 2014CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Championnats d'Europe Espoirs - LES "BLEUETS" SE TROUVENT UNE ÂME", L'Athlétisme (in French), Fédération française d'athlétisme, 08 (N403): 17–18, 1997, retrieved 24 October 2014
  4. ^ Athletics Weekly, EUROPEAN UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved 24 October 2014

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