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2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships

The 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships were held from 5 to 8 March 2015 in the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships
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Host city Prague, Czech Republic
Date(s) 5–8 March
Main stadium O2 Arena
Participation 614 athletes from
49 nations
Events 26

The outside of the O2 Arena which hosted the event.

Contents

Bidding processEdit

Prague was chosen as the host of the Championships on the European Athletics council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2012. The other candidate city was Istanbul, Turkey.[1] Previously, Prague hosted the 1967 European Indoor Games, the forerunner of the European Athletics Indoor Championships. It was the first time since the 1978 European Athletics Championships that Prague hosted a major athletics championships.[2]

International athletics events in the Czech Republic traditionally took place away from Prague at the outdoor arena in Ostrava. That city's annual Golden Spike Ostrava meet began in 1961,[3] and the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships and 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics were held in the preceding years.[4] However, the annual Josef Odložil Memorial outdoor meeting in Prague has attracted international athletes since 1994.[5][6]

PreparationEdit

Prior to the event, the O2 Arena in Prague was not a regular venue for indoor track and field. The stadium was host to the one-off "Meeting of World Record Holders" in 2009, which was the first international non-championship indoor meeting to be staged in the capital.[7][8] A year before the championships, the Prague Indoor Meeting was staged as a test event and it received European Athletics permit status.[9] This attracted top level performers and highlights included a European indoor record by high jumper Ivan Ukhov and a European indoor best for the 500 metres by home athlete Pavel Maslák.[10]

 
The leading Czech athlete, Pavel Maslák, winning his European indoor title in 2013

Maslák, the 400 m champion from the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships, led the Czech team for the championships, which at 46 athletes was the country's largest squad ever for the competition. Libor Varhaník, chairman of the organising committee, specifically aimed to have as many Czech athletes compete in the events as possible in order to build local interest and boost ticket sales. The opening ceremony was held on 5 March – a day before the main competition began on Friday (although shot put and men's long jump qualifying was held that evening).[11][12] Former international high jumper and European indoor medallist Tomáš Janků was appointed as CEO and committee member of the organising group.[4]

The event was televised live, with a total of 28 international broadcasters having agreements to show the proceedings either live or delayed. Eurosport was the most prominent of these in the competition's region, continuing its place as the traditional main broadcaster. A live internet feed of the event was also available on the European Athletics website. Retail chain Spar was the principal sponsor, reflecting the fact that it is the main commercial sponsor for the governing body.[13] The event also had a dedicated social media presence in the form of a Facebook page and a Twitter feed (@praha2015), as well as an official website.[14]

 
The view of the Hradčany district, which was inspiration for the event's logo

The competition logo incorporated a stylised version of the skyline of Hradčany – the district around Prague Castle and historical seat of government.[14] The official mascot of the competition was the Little Mole (Krtek), the protagonist of a popular Czech cartoon series.[15]

As the only major international indoor athletics event to be staged that year, the European Athletics Indoor Permit Meetings and (almost exclusively European-based) IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings served as the competitive build up for the event.[16] In the absence of official qualifying standards, team selection was partially based on performances at national championships for some of the larger European nations.[17][18][19][20][21]

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Richard Kilty
  Great Britain
6.51 SB Christian Blum
  Germany
6.58 Julian Reus
  Germany
6.60
400 metres
details
Pavel Maslák
  Czech Republic
45.33 CR Dylan Borlée
  Belgium
46.25 Rafał Omelko
  Poland
46.26
800 metres
details
Marcin Lewandowski
  Poland
1:46.67 Mark English
  Ireland
1:47.20 Thijmen Kupers
  Netherlands
1:47.25
1500 metres
details
Jakub Holuša
  Czech Republic
3:37.68 NR Ilham Tanui Özbilen
  Turkey
3:37.74 Chris O'Hare
  Great Britain
3:38.96
3000 metres
details
Ali Kaya
  Turkey
7:38.42 Lee Emanuel
  Great Britain
7:44.48 Henrik Ingebrigtsen
  Norway
7:45.54 NR
60 metres hurdles
details
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
  France
7.49 Dimitri Bascou
  France
7.50 Wilhem Belocian
  France
7.52
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  Belgium
Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
3:02.87 AR   Poland
Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
3:02.97 NR   Czech Republic
Daniel Němeček
Patrik Šorm
Jan Tesař
Pavel Maslák
3:04.09 NR

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Daniil Tsyplakov
  Russia
2.31 Silvano Chesani
  Italy
Antonios Mastoras
  Greece
2.31 Not awarded
Pole vault
details
Renaud Lavillenie
  France
6.04 CR Aleksandr Gripich
  Russia
5.85 Piotr Lisek
  Poland
5.85
Long jump
details
Michel Tornéus
  Sweden
8.30 NR Radek Juška
  Czech Republic
8.10 Andreas Otterling
  Sweden
8.06
Triple jump
details
Nelson Évora
  Portugal
17.21 Pablo Torrijos
  Spain
17.04 NR Marian Oprea
  Romania
16.91
Shot put
details
David Storl
  Germany
21.23 Asmir Kolašinac
  Serbia
20.90 Ladislav Prášil
  Czech Republic
20.66

CombinedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Heptathlon
details
Ilya Shkurenyov
  Russia
6353 WL Arthur Abele
  Germany
6279 Eelco Sintnicolaas
  Netherlands
6185

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Dafne Schippers
  Netherlands
7.05 WL Dina Asher-Smith
  Great Britain
7.08 NR Verena Sailer
  Germany
7.09
400 metres
details
Nataliya Pyhyda
  Ukraine
51.96 Indira Terrero
  Spain
52.63 Seren Bundy-Davies
  Great Britain
52.64
800 metres
details
Selina Büchel
   Switzerland
2:01.95 vacant - Nataliya Lupu
  Ukraine
2:02.25
1500 metres
details
Sifan Hassan
  Netherlands
4:09.04 Angelika Cichocka
  Poland
4:10.53 Federica Del Buono
  Italy
4:11.61
3000 metres
details
Yelena Korobkina
  Russia
8:47.62 Sviatlana Kudzelich
  Belarus
8:48.02 Maureen Koster
  Netherlands
8:51.64
60 metres hurdles
details
Alina Talay
  Belarus
7.85 NR Lucy Hatton
  Great Britain
7.90 Serita Solomon
  Great Britain
7.93
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  France
Floria Guei
Elea Mariama Diarra
Agnes Raharolahy
Marie Gayot
3:31.61   United Kingdom
Kelly Massey
Seren Bundy-Davies
Laura Maddox
Kirsten McAslan
3:31.79   Poland
Joanna Linkiewicz
Małgorzata Hołub
Monika Szczęsna
Justyna Święty
3:31.90

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Mariya Kuchina
  Russia
1.97 Alessia Trost
  Italy
1.97 Kamila Lićwinko
  Poland
1.94
Pole vault
details
Anzhelika Sidorova
  Russia
4.80 Ekaterini Stefanidi
  Greece
4.75 Angelica Bengtsson
  Sweden
4.70 NR
Long jump
details
Ivana Španović
  Serbia
6.98 NR Sosthene Taroum Moguenara
  Germany
6.83 Florentina Marincu
  Romania
6.79
Triple jump
details
Yekaterina Koneva
  Russia
14.69 Gabriela Petrova
  Bulgaria
14.52 Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
  Israel
14.49 NR
Shot put
details
Anita Márton
  Hungary
19.23 NR Yuliya Leantsiuk
  Belarus
18.60 Radoslava Mavrodieva
  Bulgaria
17.83

CombinedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pentathlon
details
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
  Great Britain
5000 NR CR Nafissatou Thiam
  Belgium
4696 Eliška Klučinová
  Czech Republic
4687 NR

Medal tableEdit

  The host country is highlighted in blue
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)6208
2  France (FRA)3115
3  Great Britain (GBR)2439
4  Czech Republic (CZE)*2136
5  Netherlands (NED)2035
6  Germany (GER)1326
7  Poland (POL)1247
8  Belarus (BLR)1203
  Belgium (BEL)1203
10  Serbia (SRB)1102
  Turkey (TUR)1102
12  Sweden (SWE)1023
13  Ukraine (UKR)1012
14  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Portugal (POR)1001
   Switzerland (SUI)1001
17  Italy (ITA)0213
18  Greece (GRE)0202
  Spain (ESP)0202
20  Bulgaria (BUL)0112
21  Ireland (IRL)0101
22  Romania (ROM)0022
23  Israel (ISR)0011
  Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (24 nations)26272578

Placing tableEdit

Points were awarded for every place in the top eight of each event: 8 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, 6 for 3rd, etc. [22]

Rank Nation 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Total
1   Russia 48 14 20 9 4 1 96
2   Germany 8 21 12 20 12 9 2 2 86
3   Great Britain 16 28 18 5 12 6 85
4   Poland 8 14 24 20 4 9 2 2 83
5   France 24 7 6 5 16 6 2 66
6   Czech Republic 16 7 18 5 8 3 4 2 63
7   Spain 14 10 8 3 2 1 38
8   Netherlands 16 18 2 1 37
9   Belarus 8 14 10 4 36
10   Italy 14 6 5 3 4 32
11   Ukraine 8 6 8 6 2 1 31
12   Greece 14 5 8 3 30
13   Sweden 8 12 5 1 26
14   Belgium 8 14 22
15   Bulgaria 7 6 4 2 1 20
16   Romania 12 5 3 20
17   Norway 6 5 4 3 18
18   Turkey 8 7 2 17
19    Switzerland 8 8 16
20   Serbia 8 7 15
21   Hungary 8 3 2 1 14
22   Portugal 8 4 12
23   Ireland 7 3 2 12
24   Finland 4 3 1 8
25   Israel 6 6
=26   Lithuania 5 5
=26   Slovakia 5 5
=28   Iceland 4 4
=28   Luxembourg 4 4
30   Croatia 4 4
=31   Estonia 1 1
=31   Latvia 1 1
=31   Slovenia 1 1

RecordsEdit

Athlete Nation Event Performance Type Date
Stipe Žunić   Croatia Shot put 20.67 m NR 5 March
Bob Bertemes   Luxembourg Shot put 20.56 m NR 5 March
Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain Pentathlon high jump 1.95 m Championship best 6 March
Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain Pentathlon long jump 6.89 m World best 6 March
Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain Pentathlon 5000 pts CR 6 March
NR
Eliška Klučinová   Czech Republic Pentathlon 4687 pts NR 6 March
Andrea Ivančević   Croatia 60 m hurdles 8.02 NR 6 March
João Carlos Almeida   Portugal 60 m hurdles 7.66 NR= 6 March
Iveta Putalová   Slovakia 400 m 53.28 NR 6 March
Amaliya Sharoyan   Armenia 400 m 54.24 NR 6 March
Aníta Hinriksdóttir   Iceland 800 m 2:01.56 NR 6 March
Andrea Ivančević   Croatia 60 m hurdles 7.97 NR 6 March
Nooralotta Neziri   Finland 60 m hurdles 7.98 NR= 6 March
Kira Grünberg   Austria Pole vault 4.45 m NR 6 March
Gina Reuland   Luxembourg Pole vault 4.30 m NR 6 March
Andreas Martinsen   Denmark 60 m hurdles 7.73 NR 6 March
Aliaksandr Linnik   Belarus 400 m 46.78 NR 6 March
Iveta Putalová   Slovakia 400 m 52.99 NR 6 March
Michel Tornéus   Sweden Long jump 8.30 m NR 6 March
Alina Talay   Belarus 60 m hurdles 7.85 NR 6 March
Nooralotta Neziri   Finland 60 m hurdles 7.97 NR 6 March
Tiffany Tshilumba   Luxembourg 60 m 7.38 NR 7 March
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko   Israel Triple jump 14.40 NR 7 March
Dmitrijs Jurkevičs   Latvia 1500 m 3:42.84 NR 7 March
Ivana Španović   Serbia Long jump 6.98 m NR 7 March
Florentina Marincu   Romania Long jump 6.79 m AJR 7 March
Renaud Lavillenie   France Pole vault 6.04 m CR 7 March
Anita Márton   Hungary Shot put 19.23 m NR 7 March
Pablo Torrijos   Spain Triple jump 17.04 m NR 7 March
Sandra Eriksson   Finland 3000 m 8:54.06 NR 7 March
Iveta Putalová   Slovakia 400 m 52.84 NR 7 March
Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 400 m 45.33 CR 7 March
Ali Kaya   Turkey 3000 m 7:38.42 CR 7 March
Henrik Ingebrigtsen   Norway 3000 m 7:45.54 NR 7 March
Mujinga Kambundji    Switzerland 60 m 7.15 NR 8 March
Ewa Swoboda   Poland 60 m 7.22 AJR= 8 March
Pascal Mancini    Switzerland 60 m 6.60 NR= 8 March
Angelica Bengtsson   Sweden Pole vault 4.70 m NR 8 March
Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko   Israel Triple jump 14.49 m NR 8 March
Jakub Holuša   Czech Republic 1500 m 3:37.68 NR 8 March
Henrik Ingebrigtsen   Norway 1500 m 3:39.70 NR 8 March
Dina Asher-Smith   Great Britain 60 m 7.08 NR= 8 March
Ezinne Okparaebo   Norway 60 m 7.10 NR 8 March
Mujinga Kambundji    Switzerland 60 m 7.11 NR 8 March
Ewa Swoboda   Poland 60 m 7.20 AJR 8 March
Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
  Belgium 4×400 m relay 3:02.87 AR 8 March
Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
  Poland 4×400 m relay 3:02.97 NR 8 March
Daniel Němeček
Patrik Šorm
Jan Tesar
Pavel Maslák
  Czech Republic 4×400 m relay 3:04.09 NR 8 March

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prague to Host 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships
  2. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). Official Site. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ 53rd Golden Spike Ostrava, 17.06.2014. World Challenge (2014). Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
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  6. ^ History. Praha2015. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
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  13. ^ Strong broadcast intentions for European Athletics Indoor Championships. European Athletics (2015-03-04). Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  14. ^ a b 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships Media Guide. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  15. ^ Little Mole - the official patron of the championships
  16. ^ 2015 Calendar IAAF Indoor Permits. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  17. ^ pdf 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships - Final. British Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  18. ^ Minshull, Phil (2015-02-22). Lavillenie 6.01m, world leads for Gomis and Maslak on second day of national indoor champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  19. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2015-02-21). Licwinko, Bascou and Storl shine on first day of national indoor champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  20. ^ Maryanchik, Natalia (2015-02-19). Sidorova flies high and three doubles at the Russian Indoor Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  21. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2015-02-15). Johnson-Thompson sets national high jump record at British Indoor Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-05.
  22. ^ Placing table

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