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2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships

The 31st European Athletics Indoor Championships were held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, from 4 to 6 March 2011.

2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships
Logo paris2011.jpg
Host cityParis, France France
Date(s)4 – 6 March
Main stadiumPalais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Participation577[1] athletes from
46 nations
Events26

577 athletes representing 46 countries competed at the championships.[1] Twenty-six track and field events were contested, with the events programme divided equally between the genders. Russia topped the medal table, having won the most gold medals (six), as well as having gained the greatest total with fifteen. The host nation, France, was the next best performing team, with five golds being won by French athletes. Germany had the third highest medal haul, followed by Great Britain.[2]

French triple jumper Teddy Tamgho provided the highlight of the tournament with two world indoor record clearances.[3] His compatriot Renaud Lavillenie also excelled, becoming the third best ever performer indoors in the men's pole vault, while Leslie Djhone and Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida won their events with French record marks.[4][5]

Belarusian Andrei Krauchanka's national record performance won the men's heptathlon and Poland's Anna Rogowska took the women's pole vault with a national record. Portuguese runner Francis Obikwelu also had a national record-breaking win, defeating the host favourite Christophe Lemaitre in the 60 metres. The women's 3000 metres saw Briton Helen Clitheroe win her first major title at the age of 37.[3] Ivan Ukhov of Russia attempted the world record in the high jump, but narrowly missed the clearance.[4] The competition closed with the fifth French record of the championships as the host men's team won the 4×400 metres relay.[6]

VenueEdit

The venue for the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships was the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. It can hold a maximum capacity of 18,000 people and has hold several indoor athletics events in the past, including the 1985 IAAF World Indoor Games, the 1994 European Indoor Championships and the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

CeremoniesEdit

The opening ceremony was held at 4 March 2011 at 15:00 local time. There was a short ceremony but without teams participation. The closing ceremony was at the last day on March 6, 2011 at 18:00. Every participating team was invited to take part.

ScheduleEdit

Legend
Key P Q H ½ F
Value Preliminary round Qualifiers Heats Semifinals Final
Men
March 4 5 6
60 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H F
3000 m H F
60 m hurdles H F
4×400 m relay F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
Shot put Q F
Heptathlon F
Women
March 4 5 6
60 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H F
3000 m H F
60 m hurdles H F
4×400 m relay F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
Shot put Q F
Pentathlon F

Men's resultsEdit

 
The men's 60 m medallists (l–r): Chambers, Lemaitre, Obikwelu
 
Leslie Djhone en route to his 400 m title
 
Teddy Tamgho celebrates his world record

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Francis Obikwelu
  Portugal
6.53
NR EL
Dwain Chambers
  Great Britain
6.54
SB
Christophe Lemaitre
  France
6.58
400 metres
details
Leslie Djhone
  France
45.54
NR EL
Thomas Schneider
  Germany
46.42 Richard Buck
  Great Britain
46.62
800 metres
details
Adam Kszczot
  Poland
1:47.87 Marcin Lewandowski
  Poland
1:48.23 Kevin López
  Spain
1:48.35
1500 metres
details
Manuel Olmedo
  Spain
3:41.03
SB
Kemal Koyuncu
  Turkey
3:41.18
NR
Bartosz Nowicki
  Poland
3:41.48
3000 metres
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
7:53.00 Hayle Ibrahimov
  Azerbaijan
7:53.32 Halil Akkas
  Turkey
7:54.19
60 m hurdles
details
Petr Svoboda
  Czech Republic
7.49 Garfield Darien
  France
7.56
=PB
Adrien Deghelt
  Belgium
7.57
PB
4×400 m relay
details
  France
Marc Macedot
Leslie Djhone
Mamoudou Hanne
Yoan Décimus
3:06.17
NR
  Great Britain
Nigel Levine
Nick Leavey
Richard Strachan
Richard Buck
3:06.46   Belgium
Jonathan Borlée
Antoine Gillet
Nils Duerinck
Kevin Borlée
3:06.57

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

FieldEdit

 
Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar at the Palais Omnisports
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Ivan Ukhov
  Russia
2.38
=WL
Jaroslav Bába
  Czech Republic
2.34
SB
Aleksandr Shustov
  Russia
2.34
PB
Pole vault
details
Renaud Lavillenie
  France
6.03
WL NR CR
Jérôme Clavier
  France
5.76 Malte Mohr
  Germany
5.71
Long jump
details
Sebastian Bayer
  Germany
8.16
SB
Kafétien Gomis
  France
8.03
SB
Morten Jensen
  Denmark
8.00
SB
Triple jump
details
Teddy Tamgho
  France
17.92
WR
Fabrizio Donato
  Italy
17.73
NR
Marian Oprea
  Romania
17.62
SB
Shot put
details
Ralf Bartels
  Germany
21.16
EL
David Storl
  Germany
20.75
SB
Maksim Sidorov
  Russia
20.55

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

CombinedEdit

 
Heptathlon winner Andrei Krauchanka with a pole vault
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Heptathlon
details
Andrei Krauchanka
  Belarus
6282
EL NR
Nadir El Fassi
  France
6237
PB
Roman Šebrle
  Czech Republic
6178
SB

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

 
Pre-race favourite Olesya Povh of Ukraine won the 60 m sprint.
 
Russia's Darya Klishina took the long jump gold.
 
Pentathlon gold medallist Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida in the long jump
Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Olesya Povh
  Ukraine
7.13
=EL
Mariya Ryemyen
  Ukraine
7.15
=PB
Ezinne Okparaebo
  Norway
7.20
400 metres
details
Denisa Rosolová
  Czech Republic
51.73
PB
Olesya Krasnomovets
  Russia
51.80 Kseniya Zadorina
  Russia
52.03
800 metres
details*
Jenny Meadows
  Great Britain
2:00.50 Linda Marguet
  France
2:01.61 Marilyn Okoro
  Great Britain
2:02.46
1500 metres
details
Elena Arzhakova
  Russia
4:13.78 Nuria Fernández
  Spain
4:14.04 Yekaterina Martynova
  Russia
4:14.16
3000 metres
details
Helen Clitheroe
  Great Britain
8:56.66 Lidia Chojecka
  Poland
8:58.30 Layes Abdullayeva
  Azerbaijan
9:00.37
60 m hurdles
details
Carolin Nytra
  Germany
7.80
EL
Tiffany Ofili
  Great Britain
7.80
NR, =EL
Christina Vukicevic
  Norway
7.83
NR
4×400 m relay
details
  Russia
Kseniya Zadorina
Kseniya Vdovina
Yelena Migunova
Olesya Forsheva
3:29.34   Great Britain
Kelly Sotherton
Lee McConnell
Marilyn Okoro
Jenny Meadows
3:31.36   France
Muriel Hurtis-Houairi
Laetitia Denis
Marie Gayot
Floria Guei
3:32.16

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

  • Original 800m champion Yevgenia Zinurova of Russia was stripped of her title and banned for two years on 3 July 2012 following a doping offence.[7]

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Antonietta Di Martino
  Italy
2.01 Ruth Beitia
  Spain
1.96
SB
Ebba Jungmark
  Sweden
1.96
PB
Pole vault
details
Anna Rogowska
  Poland
4.85
NR =EL
Silke Spiegelburg
  Germany
4.75 Kristina Gadschiew
  Germany
4.65
Long jump
details
Darya Klishina
  Russia
6.80 Naide Gomes
  Portugal
6.79
SB
Yuliya Pidluzhnaya
  Russia
6.75
PB
Triple jump
details
Simona La Mantia
  Italy
14.60
WL PB
Olesya Zabara
  Russia
14.45
SB
Dana Veldáková
  Slovakia
14.39
SB
Shot put
details
Anna Avdeyeva
  Russia
18.70
SB
Christina Schwanitz
  Germany
18.65
Josephine Terlecki
  Germany
18.09
PB

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

CombinedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pentathlon
details
Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida
  France
4723
WL, NR
Austra Skujyte
  Lithuania
4706
SB
Remona Fransen
  Netherlands
4665
PB

WR world record | ER European record | CR championship record | NR national record | WL world leading | EL European leading | PB personal best | SB seasonal best

Medal tableEdit

 
The Russian women were dominant in the 4×400 m relay.
 
Yoann Décimus winning the men's relay gold for France
 
Marcin Lewandowski and Adam Kszczot claimed a 1–2 for Poland in the 800 m.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France55212
2  Russia52512
3  Germany34310
4  Great Britain3429
5  Poland2215
6  Czech Republic2114
7  Italy2103
8  Spain1214
9  Portugal1102
  Ukraine1102
11  Belarus1001
12  Azerbaijan0112
  Turkey0112
14  Lithuania0101
15  Belgium0022
  Norway0022
17  Denmark0011
  Netherlands0011
  Romania0011
  Slovakia0011
  Sweden0011
Totals (21 nations)26262678

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b EAA Statistics handbook
  2. ^ Medal Table. SportResult/European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-03-09.
  3. ^ a b Ramsak, Bob (2011-03-06). Tamgho twice (!) triples 17.92m World record in Paris as European Indoor Champs conclude. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-09.
  4. ^ a b Ramsak, Bob (2011-03-09). Lavillenie’s 6.03m clearance dazzles Paris - European Indoor Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-09.
  5. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2011-03-04). Djimou Ida delights with French Pentathlon record in Paris - European Indoor Champs, Day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-09.
  6. ^ Results by date. SportResult/European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-03-09.
  7. ^ http://en.ria.ru/sports/20120703/174374797.html

External linksEdit