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European Athletics Indoor Championships

The European Athletics Indoor Championships is a biennial indoor track and field competition for European athletes that is organised by the European Athletic Association. It was held for the first time in 1970, replacing the European Indoor Games, its predecessor event first held in 1966.

European Athletics Indoor Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1970 (1970)
Most recent2019
Next event2021

The championships was an annual event until 1990, when it was changed to its current biennial format. A gap of three years occurred after the 2002 edition to synchronize the event with the other major championships of international athletics. The event is hosted by a different European city each year.[1]

EditionsEdit

European Indoor GamesEdit

# Year City Country Dates Venue Events Countries Athletes Top of the medal table
1 1966 Dortmund   West Germany 27 March Westfalenhalle 21 22 186   West Germany
2 1967 Prague   Czechoslovakia 11–12 March Sportovni hala 23 23 244   Soviet Union
3 1968 Madrid   Spain 9–10 March Palacio de los Deportes 23 20 205   Soviet Union
4 1969 Belgrade   Yugoslavia 8–9 March Hala I Beogradskog sajma 23 22 220   East Germany

European Indoor ChampionshipsEdit

# Year City Country Dates Venue Events Countries Athletes Top of the medal table
1 1970 Vienna   Austria 14–15 March Stadthalle 22 22[2] 279[2]   Soviet Union
2 1971 Sofia   Bulgaria 13–14 March Festivalna 23 23[3] 323[3]   Soviet Union
3 1972 Grenoble   France 11–12 March Palais des Sports 23 23[3] 263[3]   East Germany
4 1973 Rotterdam   Netherlands 10–11 March Ahoy 23 24[3] 307[3]   West Germany
5 1974 Gothenburg   Sweden 9–10 March Scandinavium 21 25[3] 263[3]   Poland
6 1975 Katowice   Poland 8–9 March Spodek 21 24 270   East Germany
7 1976 Munich   West Germany 21–22 February Olympiahalle 19 25 226   Soviet Union
8 1977 San Sebastián   Spain 12–13 March Velodromo de Anoeta 19 24 240   East Germany
9 1978 Milan   Italy 11–12 March Palasport di San Siro 19 25 252   East Germany
10 1979 Vienna   Austria 24–25 February Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion 19 24 208   East Germany
11 1980 Sindelfingen   West Germany 1–2 March Glaspalast Sindelfingen 19 26 234   West Germany
12 1981 Grenoble   France 21–22 February Palais des Sports 20 23 255   East Germany
13 1982 Milan   Italy 6–7 March Palasport di San Siro 23 23 282   West Germany
14 1983 Budapest   Hungary 5–6 March Budapest Sportcsarnok 23 24 261   Soviet Union
15 1984 Gothenburg   Sweden 3–4 March Scandinavium 22 26 240   Czechoslovakia
16 1985 Piraeus   Greece 2–3 March Peace and Friendship Stadium 22 26 290   East Germany
17 1986 Madrid   Spain 22–23 February Palacio de los Deportes 22 26 270   East Germany
18 1987 Liévin   France 21–22 February Stade Couvert Régional 24 26 339   Soviet Union
19 1988 Budapest   Hungary 5–6 March Budapest Sportcsarnok 24 27 358   East Germany
20 1989 The Hague   Netherlands 18–19 February Houtrust 24 27 323   Soviet Union
21 1990 Glasgow   United Kingdom 3–4 March Kelvin Hall Arena 25 28 370   Soviet Union
22 1992 Genoa   Italy 28 February – 1 March Palasport di Genova 27 35 439   Unified Team
23 1994 Paris   France 11–13 March Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy 27 40 499   Russia
24 1996 Stockholm   Sweden 8–10 March Globen 26 44 463   Germany
25 1998 Valencia   Spain 27 February – 1 March Palau Velódrom Lluís Puig 26 39 484   Germany
26 2000 Ghent   Belgium 25–27 February Flanders Sports Arena 28 44 546   Russia
27 2002 Vienna   Austria 1–3 March Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion 28 45 558   Russia
28 2005 Madrid   Spain 4–6 March Palacio de los Deportes 28 41 563   Russia
29 2007 Birmingham   United Kingdom 2–4 March National Indoor Arena 26 47 519   Great Britain
30 2009 Turin   Italy 6–8 March Oval Lingotto 26 45 530   Russia
31 2011 Paris   France 4–6 March Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy 26 46 577   France
32 2013 Gothenburg   Sweden 1–3 March Scandinavium 26 47 578   Russia
33 2015 Prague   Czech Republic 5–8 March O2 Arena 26 49 614   Russia
34 2017 Belgrade   Serbia 3–5 March Belgrade Arena 26 48 525   Poland
35 2019 Glasgow   United Kingdom 1–3 March Commonwealth Arena 26 47 582   Poland
36 2021 Toruń   Poland 5–7 March Arena Toruń

Championship recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref Video
60 m 6.42 Dwain Chambers   Great Britain 8 March 2009 2009 Turin (details)
400 m 45.05 Karsten Warholm   Norway 2 March 2019 2019 Glasgow (details) [4]
800 m 1:44.78 Paweł Czapiewski   Poland 3 March 2002 2002 Vienna (details)
1500 m 3:36.70 Ivan Heshko   Ukraine 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
3000 m 7:38.42 Ali Kaya   Turkey 7 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [5]
60 m hurdles 7.39 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 12 March 1994 1994 Paris (details)
High jump 2.40 m Stefan Holm   Sweden 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
Pole vault 6.04 m Renaud Lavillenie   France 7 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [6]
Long jump 8.71 m Sebastian Bayer   Germany 8 March 2009 2009 Turin (details)
Triple jump 17.92 m (2nd jump) Teddy Tamgho   France 6 March 2011 2011 Paris (details) [7][8] [1]
17.92 m (4th jump)
Shot put 22.19 m Ulf Timmermann   East Germany 21 February 1987 1987 Liévin (details)
Heptathlon 6479 pts Kevin Mayer   France 4–5 March 2017 2017 Belgrade (details) [9]
60m Long jump Shot put High jump 60m H Pole vault 1000m
6.95 7.54m 15.66m 2.10 7.88m 5.40m 2:41.08
4×400 m relay 3:02.87 Julien Watrin
Dylan Borlée
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
  Belgium 8 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [10]

WomenEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
60 m 7.00 Nelli Cooman   Netherlands 23 February 1986 1986 Madrid (details)
400 m 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 7 March 1982 1982 Milan (details)
800 m 1:55.82 Jolanda Čeplak   Slovenia 3 March 2002 2002 Vienna (details)
1500 m 4:02.39 Laura Muir   Great Britain 4 March 2017 2017 Belgrade (details) [11]
3000 m 8:30.61 Laura Muir   Great Britain 1 March 2019 2019 Glasgow (details) [12]
60 m hurdles 7.74 Lyudmila Narozhilenko   Soviet Union 4 March 1990 1990 Glasgow (details)
High jump 2.05 m Tia Hellebaut   Belgium 3 March 2007 2007 Birmingham (details)
Pole vault 4.90 m Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia 6 March 2005 2005 Madrid (details)
Long jump 7.30 m Heike Drechsler   East Germany 5 March 1988 1988 Budapest (details)
Triple jump 15.16 m Ashia Hansen   Great Britain 28 February 1998 1998 Valencia (details)
Shot put 21.46 m Helena Fibingerová   Czechoslovakia 13 March 1977 1977 San Sebastián (details)
Pentathlon 5000 pts Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain 6 March 2015 2015 Prague (details) [13]
8.18 (60 m hurdles), 1.95 m (high jump), 12.32 m (shot put), 6.89 m (long jump), 2:12.78 (800 m)
4 x 400 m relay 3:27.56 Eilidh Child
Shana Cox
Christine Ohuruogu
Perri Shakes-Drayton
  Great Britain 3 March 2013 2013 Gothenburg (details) [14]

Heptathlon disciplinesEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m 6.75 Karl Saluri   Estonia 2 March 2019 2019 Championships   Glasgow, United Kingdom [15]
Long jump 7.97 m Mikk Pahapill   Estonia 7 March 2009 2009 Championships   Turin, Italy
Shot put 16.82 m Tomáš Dvořák   Czech Republic 26 February 2000 2000 Championships   Ghent, Belgium
High jump 2.17 m Attila Zsivoczky   Hungary 2 March 2002 2002 Championships   Vienna, Austria
60 m hurdles 7.67 Arthur Abele   Germany 8 March 2015 2015 Championships   Prague, Czech Republic
Pole vault 5.60 m Alex Averbukh   Russia 1 March 1998 1998 Championships   Valencia, Spain
1000 m 2:34.19 Nadir El Fassi   France 6 March 2011 2011 Championships   Paris, France

Pentathlon disciplinesEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m hurdles 8.09 Solène Ndama   France 1 March 2019 2019 Championships   Glasgow, United Kingdom [16]
High jump 1.96 m Nafissatou Thiam   Belgium 3 March 2017 2017 Championships   Belgrade, Serbia [17]
Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain 1 March 2019 2019 Championships   Glasgow, United Kingdom [18]
Shot put 17.53 m Austra Skujyte   Lithuania 4 March 2011 2011 Championships   Paris, France
Long jump 6.89 m Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain 6 March 2015 2015 Championships   Prague, Czech Republic
800 m 2:09.13 Katarina Johnson-Thompson   Great Britain 1 March 2019 2019 Championships   Glasgow, United Kingdom [19]

By countryEdit

Nation Male Female Total
  Great Britain 2 5 7
  France 3 0 3
  Belgium 1 1 2
  East Germany 1 1 2
  Czechoslovakia 0 2 2
  Germany 1 0 1
  Czech Republic 1 0 1
  Poland 1 0 1
  Sweden 1 0 1
  Turkey 1 0 1
  Ukraine 1 0 1
  Netherlands 0 1 1
  Romania 0 1 1
  Russia 0 1 1
  Slovenia 0 1 1
  Soviet Union 0 1 1

Records in defunct eventsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
50 m 5.65 Marian Woronin   Poland 21 February 1981 1981 Grenoble (details)
200 m 20.36 Bruno Marie-Rose   France 22 February 1987 1987 Liévin (details)
50 m hurdles 6.47 Arto Bryggare   Finland 21 February 1981 1981 Grenoble (details)
5000 m walk 18:19.97 Giovanni De Benedictis   Italy 28 February 1992 1992 Genova (details)

Women's eventsEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Notes Ref
50 m 6.17† Linda Haglund   Sweden 22 February 1981 1981 Grenoble (details)
Sofka Popova   Bulgaria
Linda Haglund   Sweden
200 m 22.39 Marita Koch   East Germany 5 March 1983 1983 Budapest (details)
50 m hurdles 6.74 Zofia Bielczyk   Poland 22 February 1981 1981 Grenoble (details)
3000 m walk 11:49.99 Alina Ivanova Unified Team 29 February 1992 1992 Genova (details)

† The record was set by Haglund in the semifinals and then equaled by both Haglund and Popova in the final.

All-time medal tableEdit

Medal table includes 1966–2019 Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union116107104327
2  East Germany878358228
3  West Germany727258202
4  Great Britain726546183
5  Poland675675198
6  Russia595042151
7  France513969159
8  Italy333631100
9  Spain315037118
10  Czechoslovakia31323699
11  Germany293939107
12  Bulgaria29323697
13  Romania253540100
14  Sweden22242369
15  Netherlands18162256
16  Belgium18141042
17  Hungary16231958
18  Czech Republic13141946
19  Portugal129324
20Unified Team128727
21   Switzerland11101233
22  Ukraine10141842
23  Finland1081129
24  Ireland851225
25  Austria791329
26  Belarus78924
27  Greece6151233
28  Yugoslavia661325
29  Latvia5117
30  Norway45817
31  Serbia4127
32  Estonia3025
33  Turkey2518
34  Denmark2226
35  Slovakia2125
  Yugoslavia[a]2125
37  Azerbaijan2103
38  Iceland2046
39  Authorised Neutral Athletes2013
40  Slovenia1337
41  Cyprus1203
42  Lithuania1113
43  Israel1012
44  Albania1001
45  Croatia0112
46  Bosnia and Herzegovina0101
47  Armenia0011
  Moldova0011
Totals (48 nations)9139049072724
  • ^[a] Includes medal of Dragan Perić, a Serbian athlete who competed during the Yugoslav Wars as an Independent European Participant.

Multiple medallistsEdit

A total of 26 men and 24 women have won five or more medals at the competition.[3]

MenEdit

Name Country Years Total Gold Silver Bronze
Thomas Wessinghage   West Germany 1972–1986 12 6 5 1
Dietmar Mögenburg   West Germany 1980–1990 8 5 1 2
Valeriy Borzov   Soviet Union 1970–1977 7 7 0 0
Viktor Saneyev   Soviet Union 1970–1977 6 6 0 0
Marian Woronin   Poland 1975–1987 6 5 0 1
José Luís González   Spain 1982–1992 6 5 0 1
Roman Šebrle   Czech Republic 1998–2011 6 3 1 2
Geoff Capes   Great Britain 1971–1979 6 2 3 1
László Szalma   Hungary 1976–1990 6 2 3 1
Béla Bakosi   Hungary 1979–1988 6 2 1 3
Colin Jackson   Great Britain 1987–2002 5 4 1 0
Jason Gardener   Great Britain 1998–2007 5 4 1 0
Thomas Munkelt   East Germany 1973–1983 5 4 0 1
Andrzej Badeński   Poland 1970–1972 5 3 2 0
Hans Baumgartner   West Germany 1971–1977 5 3 2 0
Paul-Heinz Wellmann   West Germany 1971–1977 5 3 1 1
Arto Bryggare   Finland 1977–1987 5 2 2 1
Carlo Thränhardt   West Germany 1977–1988 5 1 4 0
Antti Kalliomäki   Finland 1971–1980 5 1 3 1
Ronald Desruelles   Belgium 1977–1989 5 1 2 2
John Mayock   Great Britain 1992–2005 5 1 2 2

WomenEdit

Name Country Years Total Gold Silver Bronze
Helena Fibingerová   Czechoslovakia 1970–1985 11 8 3 0
Marlies Göhr   East Germany 1977–1988 9 5 2 2
Nelli Fiere   Netherlands 1984–1994 8 6 0 2
Brigitte Kraus   West Germany 1976–1988 8 3 1 4
Doina Melinte   Romania 1982–1992 7 5 1 1
Heike Drechsler   East Germany &   Germany 1982–2000 7 4 1 2
Grażyna Rabsztyn   Poland 1972–1982 7 2 4 1
Galina Chistyakova   Soviet Union 1985–1990 6 4 2 0
Marita Koch   East Germany 1977–1986 6 4 1 1
Lidia Chojecka   Poland 1998–2011 6 3 3 0
Yordanka Donkova   Bulgaria 1982–1994 6 3 0 3
Jarmila Nygrýnová   Czechoslovakia 1971–1980 6 2 3 1
Rita Wilden   West Germany 1972–1976 5 4 1 0
Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 1977–1984 5 4 1 0
Stefka Kostadinova   Bulgaria 1984–1994 5 4 1 0
Claudia Losch   West Germany 1984–1990 5 3 2 0
Elly van Hulst   Netherlands 1984–1994 5 3 2 0
Verona Elder   Great Britain 1973–1981 5 3 1 1
Nadezhda Ilyina   Soviet Union 1970–1975 5 1 3 1
Ruth Beitia   Spain 2005–2015 5 1 3 1
Sylviane Telliez   France 1970–1976 5 1 2 2
Urszula Włodarczyk   Poland 1992–2000 5 1 1 3
Marta Domínguez   Spain 1996–2007 5 1 1 3
Helga Radtke   East Germany &   Germany 1983–1994 5 0 3 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Indoor Championships Senior Women. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-07-10.
  2. ^ a b EAA Statistics handbook
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Statistics Guide 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships. European Athletics (2017). Retrieved on 2017-03-04.
  4. ^ "400m Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 2 March 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). EA. 7 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). EA. 7 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). EAA. 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  8. ^ Bob Ramsak (2011-03-06). "Tamgho twice (!) triples 17.92m World record twice in Paris as European Indoor Champs conclude". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  9. ^ "Men's Heptathlon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 5 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  10. ^ "4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). EA. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  11. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 4 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  12. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 1 March 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). EA. 6 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Women's 4 x 400 Metres Relay Results" (PDF). EAA. 3 March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Heptathlon – 60m Heat 2 Results" (PDF). EAA. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Pentathlon – 60m Hurdles Heat 2 Results" (PDF). EAA. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Pentathlon – High Jump Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 3 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Pentathlon – High Jump Group A Results" (PDF). EAA. 1 March 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Pentathlon – 800m Results" (PDF). EAA. 1 March 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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