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2012 European Athletics Championships

The 2012 European Athletics Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland between 27 June and 1 July 2012.[1] This edition marks the beginning of a new two-year cycle of the European Athletics Championships which were previously held every four years.

21st European Athletics Championships
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Host cityHelsinki, Finland
Date(s)27 June – 1 July 2012
Main stadiumHelsinki Olympic Stadium
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LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Participation50 nations
Events42 (21 men, 21 women)

The decision to grant the games for Helsinki was made by the European Athletics Congress on 9 November 2009. [2] Another city that showed interest in hosting the event was Nuremberg, Germany, however Helsinki was in pole position during the whole process. This was the third time that the city had hosted the event, 1971 and 1994 being the other occasions.

Due to 2012 being an Olympic year, there were no racewalking and marathon competitions.[3]

Event scheduleEdit

Legend
Key P Q H ½ F
Value Preliminary round Qualifiers Heats Semifinals Final
Men[4]
Date Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jul 1
Event M A M A M A M A A
100 m H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H F
5000 m F
10,000 m F
110 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Decathlon F
Women[4]
Date Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jul 1
Event ↓ M A M A M A M A A
100 m H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H F
1500 m H F
5000 m F
10,000 m F
100 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Heptathlon F

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2006 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Christophe Lemaitre
  France (FRA)
10.09 Jimmy Vicaut
  France (FRA)
10.12 SB Jaysuma Saidy Ndure
  Norway (NOR)
10.17
200 metres
details
Churandy Martina
  Netherlands (NED)
20.42 Patrick van Luijk
  Netherlands (NED)
20.87 Daniel Talbot
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
20.95
400 metres
details
Pavel Maslák
  Czech Republic (CZE)
45.24 Marcell Deák-Nagy
  Hungary (HUN)
45.52 SB Yannick Fonsat
  France (FRA)
45.82
800 metres
details
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
  Russia (RUS)
1:48.61 Andreas Bube
  Denmark (DEN)
1:48.69 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
  France (FRA)
1:48.83
1500 metres
details
Henrik Ingebrigtsen
  Norway (NOR)
3:46.20 Florian Carvalho
  France (FRA)
3:46.33 David Bustos
  Spain (ESP)
3:46.45
5000 metres
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
13:29.91 Arne Gabius
  Germany (GER)
13:31.83 Polat Kemboi Arıkan
  Turkey (TUR)
13:32.63
10,000 metres
details
Polat Kemboi Arıkan
  Turkey (TUR)
28:22.27 Daniele Meucci
  Italy (ITA)
28:22.73 Yevgeniy Rybakov
  Russia (RUS)
28:22.95 SB
110 metres hurdles
details
Sergey Shubenkov
  Russia (RUS)
13.16 Garfield Darien
  France (FRA)
13.20 Artur Noga
  Poland (POL)
13.27 NR
400 metres hurdles
details
Rhys Williams
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
49.33 SB Emir Bekrić
  Serbia (SRB)
49.49 Stanislav Melnykov
  Ukraine (UKR)
49.69
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
  France (FRA)
8:33.29 Tarık Langat Akdağ
  Turkey (TUR)
8:35.24 Víctor García
  Spain (ESP)
8:35.87
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  Netherlands (NED)
Brian Mariano
Churandy Martina
Giovanni Codrington
Patrick van Luijk
38.34 EL, NR   Germany (GER)
Julian Reus
Tobias Unger
Alexander Kosenkow
Lucas Jakubczyk
38.44   France (FRA)
Ronald Pognon
Christophe Lemaitre
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux
Emmanuel Biron
38.46
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  Belgium (BEL)
Antoine Gillet
Jonathan Borlée
Jente Bouckaert
Kevin Borlée
3:01.09 EL   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Nigel Levine
Conrad Williams
Robert Tobin
Richard Buck
3:01.56   Germany (GER)
Jonas Plass
Kamghe Gaba
Eric Krüger
Thomas Schneider
3:01.77
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2006 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Robert Grabarz
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
2.31 Raivydas Stanys
  Lithuania (LTU)
2.31 PB Mickaël Hanany
  France (FRA)
2.28
Pole vault
details
Renaud Lavillenie
  France (FRA)
5.97 WL Björn Otto
  Germany (GER)
5.92 PB Raphael Holzdeppe
  Germany (GER)
5.77 =SB
Long jump
details
Sebastian Bayer
  Germany (GER)
8.34 SB Luis Felipe Méliz
  Spain (ESP)
8.21 SB Michel Tornéus
  Sweden (SWE)
8.17 SB
Triple jump
details
Fabrizio Donato
  Italy (ITA)
17.63 Sheryf El-Sheryf
  Ukraine (UKR)
17.28 Aliaksei Tsapik
  Belarus (BLR)
16.97
Shot put
details
David Storl
  Germany (GER)
21.58 SB Rutger Smith
  Netherlands (NED)
20.55 =SB Asmir Kolašinac
  Serbia (SRB)
20.36
Discus throw
details
Robert Harting
  Germany (GER)
68.30 Gerd Kanter
  Estonia (EST)
66.53 Rutger Smith
  Netherlands (NED)
64.02
Javelin throw
details
Vítězslav Veselý
  Czech Republic (CZE)
83.72 Valeriy Iordan
  Russia (RUS)
83.32 PB Ari Mannio
  Finland (FIN)
82.63
Hammer throw
details
Krisztián Pars
  Hungary (HUN)
79.72 Aleksey Zagornyi
  Russia (RUS)
77.40 Szymon Ziółkowski
  Poland (POL)
76.67
Decathlon
details
Pascal Behrenbruch
  Germany (GER)
8558 EL, PB Oleksiy Kasyanov
  Ukraine (UKR)
8321 Ilya Shkurenyov
  Russia (RUS)
8219 PB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2006 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Ivet Lalova
  Bulgaria (BUL)
11.28 Olesya Povh
  Ukraine (UKR)
11.32 Lina Grinčikaitė
  Lithuania (LTU)
11.32 SB
200 metres
details
Mariya Ryemyen
  Ukraine (UKR)
23.05 Hrystyna Stuy
  Ukraine (UKR)
23.17 Myriam Soumaré
  France (FRA)
23.21
400 metres
details
Moa Hjelmer
  Sweden (SWE)
51.13 NR Ksenia Zadorina
  Russia (RUS)
51.26 SB Ilona Usovich
  Belarus (BLR)
51.94
800 metres
details ≠1
Lynsey Sharp
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
2:00.52 PB Maryna Arzamasava
  Belarus (BLR)
2:01.02 Liliya Lobanova
  Ukraine (UKR)
2:01.29
1500 metres
details ≠2
Nuria Fernández
  Spain (ESP)
4:08.80 Diana Sujew
  Germany (GER)
4:09.28 Tereza Čapková
  Czech Republic (CZE)
4:10.17
5000 metres
details
Olga Golovkina
  Russia (RUS)
15:11.70 Sara Moreira
  Portugal (POR)
15:12.05 Julia Bleasdale
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
10,000 metres
details
Ana Dulce Félix
  Portugal (POR)
31:44.75 Joanne Pavey
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
31:49.03 Olha Skrypak
  Ukraine (UKR)
31:51.32
100 metres hurdles
details ≠3
Alina Talay
  Belarus (BLR)
12.91 Katsiaryna Paplauskaya
  Belarus (BLR)
12.97 Beate Schrott
  Austria (AUT)
12.98 =SB
400 metres hurdles
details
Irina Davydova
  Russia (RUS)
53.77 WL, PB Denisa Rosolová
  Czech Republic (CZE)
54.24 PB Hanna Yaroshchuk
  Ukraine (UKR)
54.35 PB
3000 metres steeplechase
details ≠4
Gülcan Mıngır
  Turkey (TUR)
9:32.96 Antje Möldner-Schmidt
  Germany (GER)
9:36.37 Gesa Felicitas Krause
  Germany (GER)
9:38.20
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  Germany (GER)
Leena Günther
Anne Cibis
Tatjana Lofamakanda Pinto
Verena Sailer
42.51 EL   Netherlands (NED)
Kadene Vassell
Dafne Schippers
Eva Lubbers
Jamile Samuel
42.80 NR   Poland (POL)
Marika Popowicz
Daria Korczyńska
Marta Jeschke
Ewelina Ptak
43.06
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  Ukraine (UKR)
Yuilya Olishevska
Olha Zemlyak
Nataliya Pyhyda
Alina Lohvynenko
3:25.07 EL   France (FRA)
Phara Anacharsis
Lenora Guion Firmin
Marie Gayot
Floria Guei
3:25.49   Czech Republic (CZE)
Zuzana Hejnová
Zuzana Bergrová
Jitka Bartoničková
Denisa Rosolová
3:26.02
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
Doping :

1. Official result following disqualifications for Elena Arzhakova and Irina Maracheva   for doping violation. .
2. Official result following disqualification for Aslı Çakır Alptekin  , Yekaterina Ishova  , Gamze Bulut   and Anna Mishchenko   for doping violations.
3. Official result following disqualification for Nevin Yanıt   for doping violation.
4. Official result following disqualification for Svitlana Shmidt   for doping violation.

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2006 | 2010 | 2012 | 2014 | 2016
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Ruth Beitia
  Spain (ESP)
1.97 =SB Tonje Angelsen
  Norway (NOR)
1.97 PB Irina Gordeeva
  Russia (RUS)
Emma Green Tregaro
  Sweden (SWE)
Olena Holosha
  Ukraine (UKR)
1.92
Pole vault
details
Jiřina Ptáčníková
  Czech Republic (CZE)
4.60 Martina Strutz
  Germany (GER)
4.60 SB Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
  Greece (GRE)
4.60 =SB
Long jump
details
Éloyse Lesueur
  France (FRA)
6.81 SB Volha Sudarava
  Belarus (BLR)
6.74 Margrethe Renstrøm
  Norway (NOR)
6.67
Triple jump
details
Olha Saladukha
  Ukraine (UKR)
14.99 WL Patrícia Mamona
  Portugal (POR)
14.52 NR Yana Borodina
  Russia (RUS)
14.36
Shot put
details
Nadine Kleinert
  Germany (GER)
19.18 Irina Tarasova
  Russia (RUS)
18.91 Chiara Rosa
  Italy (ITA)
18.47
Discus throw
details
Sandra Perković
  Croatia (CRO)
67.62 Nadine Müller
  Germany (GER)
65.41 Natalya Semenova
  Ukraine (UKR)
62.91
Javelin throw
details
Vira Rebryk
  Ukraine (UKR)
66.86 NR Christina Obergföll
  Germany (GER)
65.12 Linda Stahl
  Germany (GER)
63.69
Hammer throw
details
Anita Włodarczyk
  Poland (POL)
74.29 Martina Hrašnová
  Slovakia (SVK)
73.34 SB Anna Bulgakova
  Russia (RUS)
71.47
Heptathlon
details
Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida
  France (FRA)
6544 PB Laura Ikauniece
  Latvia (LAT)
6335 PB Aiga Grabuste
  Latvia (LAT)
6325 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Stripped medalsEdit

At the Championships 9 medals was stripped, 1 men and 8 women.

Event Medal Disqualified Country Variation
date
Notes New Podium Original
rank
Men's discus throw   Zoltán Kővágó   Hungary 26 July 2012 [5]     Rutger Smith 4
Women's 800 m   Elena Arzhakova   Russia 29 January 2013 [6]     Lynsey Sharp
    Maryna Arzamasava
    Liliya Lobanova
 
4
5
  Irina Maracheva   Russia 25 January 2016 [7]
Women's 1500 m   Aslı Çakır Alptekin   Turkey 17 August 2015 [8]     Nuria Fernández
    Diana Sujew
    Tereza Čapková
5
6
7
  Gamze Bulut   Turkey 1 June 2016 [9]
  Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine 26 February 2016 [8]
4th Yekaterina Ishova   Russia [8]
Women's 3000 m steeplechase   Svitlana Shmidt   Ukraine 12 April 2015 [10]     Antje Möldner-Schmidt
    Gesa Felicitas Krause
 
4
Women's 100 m hurdles   Nevin Yanit   Turkey 29 August 2013 [11]     Alina Talay
    Katsiaryna Paplauskaya
    Beate Schrott
 
 
4
Women's heptathlon   Lyudmyla Yosypenko   Ukraine 30 December 2012 [12]     Laura Ikauniece
    Aiga Grabuste
 
4

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Finland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)67417
2  France (FRA)54514
3  Ukraine (UKR)45716
4  Russia (RUS)44513
5  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)4217
6  Czech Republic (CZE)3115
7  Netherlands (NED)2316
8  Turkey (TUR)2114
9  Norway (NOR)1124
  Spain (ESP)1124
11  Italy (ITA)1113
  Portugal (POR)1113
13  Hungary (HUN)1102
14  Poland (POL)1034
15  Sweden (SWE)1023
16  Belgium (BEL)1001
  Bulgaria (BUL)1001
  Croatia (CRO)1001
19  Belarus (BLR)0336
20  Latvia (LAT)0112
  Lithuania (LTU)0112
  Serbia (SRB)0112
23  Denmark (DEN)0101
  Estonia (EST)0101
  Slovakia (SVK)0101
26  Finland (FIN)*0011
  Greece (GRE)0011
Totals (27 nations)404144125

Participating nationsEdit

In brackets: Squad size

BroadcastingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EAA calendar Archived 2009-06-29 at the Portuguese Web Archive
  2. ^ "It's Helsinki! European Athletics awards 2012 European Athletics Championships to Finnish capital". EAA. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24.
  3. ^ European Athletics Championships 2012 in Helsinki – [1] Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b 2012 European Athletics Championships Programme. Helsinki2012. Retrieved on 2012-06-14.
  5. ^ "Hungarian discus thrower banned for doping offense". reuters.com. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Pishchalnikova given 10-year doping ban". reuters.com. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2018. In a separate case, European 800 meters champion Yelena Arzhakova was banned for two years, starting from January 29, 2013
  7. ^ "Russian runner stripped of European silver medal for doping". businessinsider.com. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "The dirtiest race in history?". sportsintegrityinitiative.com. Retrieved 29 August 2018. In this race, both Alptekin and Bulut finished first and second respectively, while the Ukraine’s Anna Mischenko, who finished third, and Russia’s Ekaterina Ishova, who finished fourth, have both since been disqualified by the IAAF for an ADRV and abnormal ABP results respectively.
  9. ^ "Gamze Bulut'un madalyası alındı" (in Turkmen). haberturk.com. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Ukraine apologise to WADA and IAAF over embarrassing amnesty claim for drugs cheats". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 29 August 2018. Anna Mishchenko and Svitlana Shmidt also lost the silver medals they had won in the 1500 and 3,000 metres steeplechase respectively at the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki following the retests.
  11. ^ "Nevin Yanit: Drugs ban for European hurdles champion". bbc.co.uk. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Yosypenko banned for doping". trackandfieldnews.com. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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