European Team Championships

The European Team Championships, also referred to as the European Athletics Team Championships is an international athletics competition organised by European Athletics, between different countries of Europe, over 4 leagues. It replaced the similar European Cup. Unlike most international competitions, medals are not awarded to individuals in individual events but to the overall winning team on a points system.

HistoryEdit

The main idea of the cup, developed by Bruno Zauli, president of the European Committee of the International Association of Athletics Federations, was to create a competition for all European athletics federations, in which they would face each other in track and field events. Although Zauli died just a few months before the launch of the first event, the competition has gone from strength to strength.

In 2008, it was decided to change the competition and for it to take a new format with four leagues, which consist of 20 events for men and 20 for women. The Super League and the First League have 12 teams each, while the Second League and the Third League 8 and 14 respectively. Team scores will be calculated by combination of men and women's points, rather than the previous individual male and female scores. Each year, three teams are relegated from the Super League and are replaced by three teams promoted from the First League. Two teams are relegated/promoted among First, Second and Third League teams.

In 2018, it was decided to change again the competition format: the ETC will now be held every odd year, with a Super-League of 8 countries only, starting in 2021, and First and Second League of 12 countries. In the case of the host country is not qualified, a 9th country could compete in Super-League. [1]

EditionsEdit

Year Host city of the Super League Winners
Super League First League Second League Third League
2009   Leiria, Portugal   Germany   Belarus   Lithuania   Israel
2010   Bergen, Norway   Russia   Czech Republic    Switzerland   Denmark
2011   Stockholm, Sweden   Russia   Turkey   Estonia   Israel
2013   Gateshead, United Kingdom   Russia   Czech Republic   Slovenia   Slovakia
2014   Braunschweig, Germany   Germany   Belarus    Switzerland   Cyprus
2015   Cheboksary, Russia   Russia   Czech Republic   Denmark   Slovakia
2017   Lille, France   Germany   Sweden   Hungary   Luxembourg
2019   Bydgoszcz, Poland   Poland   Portugal   Estonia   Iceland
2021   Minsk, Belarus

Host citiesEdit

Year Super League First League Second League Third League
2009   Leiria   Bergen   Banská Bystrica   Sarajevo
2010   Bergen   Budapest   Belgrade   Marsa
2011   Stockholm   İzmir   Novi Sad   Reykjavík
2013   Gateshead   Dublin   Kaunas   Banská Bystrica
2014   Braunschweig   Tallinn   Riga   Tbilisi
2015   Cheboksary   Heraklion   Stara Zagora   Baku
2017   Lille   Vaasa   Tel Aviv   Marsa
2019   Bydgoszcz   Sandnes   Varaždin   Skopje
2021   Minsk

Team summaryEdit

Country 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019 2021 Years
in SL
  Belarus 13 (1) 8 9 11 13 (1) 9 10 14 (1) 5
  Czech Republic 10 13 (1) 10 13 (1) 10 13 (1) 8 8 5
  Finland 14 (1) 12 20 (1) 18 (1) 15 (1) 11 13 (1) 11 3
  France 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 8
  Germany 1 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 8
  Great Britain 3 2 4 3 5 5 4 5 8
  Greece 9 10 14 (1) 10 17 (1) 14 (1) 9 10 5
  Italy 6 7 8 7 7 6 7 4 8
  Netherlands 16 (1) 18 (1) 17 (1) 15 (1) 11 15 (1) 11 16 (1) 2
  Norway 15 (1) 11 15 (1) 12 14 (1) 12 17 (1) 15 (1) 3
  Poland 5 6 6 5 3 4 2 1 8
  Portugal 11 15 (1) 11 17 (1) 20 (1) 17 (1) 16 (1) 13 (1) 2
  Russia 2 1 1 1 2 1 DQ DQ (1) 6
  Spain 8 9 7 8 8 8 5 6 8
  Sweden 12 14 (1) 12 14 (1) 9 10 12 (1) 9 5
   Switzerland 23 (1) 25 (2) 19 (1) 24 (1) 25 (2) 20 (1) 14 (1) 12 1
  Turkey 18 (1) 21 (1) 13 (1) 9 12 19 (1) 15 (1) 17 (1) 2
  Ukraine 7 5 3 6 6 7 6 7 8
1 (1) = participated in First League.
2 (2) = participated in Second League.

Championship recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 9.95 (+1.0 m/s) NR Christophe Lemaitre   France 18 June 2011 2011 Super League   Stockholm, Sweden [2] [2]
200 m 20.28 (-2.8 m/s) Christophe Lemaitre   France 19 June 2011 2011 Super League   Stockholm, Sweden [3]
400 m 44.99 Jonathan Borlée   Belgium 19 June 2010 2010 First League   Budapest, Hungary
800 m 1:45.11 Giordano Benedetti   Italy 21 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [4]
1500 m 3:37.74 Jakub Holusa   Czech Republic 20 June 2014 2014 Super League   Braunschweig, Germany [5] [3]
3000 m 7:50.99 Richard Ringer   Germany 22 June 2014 2014 Super League   Braunschweig, Germany [6]
5000 m 13:36.75 Ali Kaya   Turkey 24 June 2017 2017 First League   Vaasa, Finland [7]
110 m hurdles 13.20 (+1.1 m/s) Sergey Shubenkov   Russia 22 June 2014 2014 Super League   Braunschweig, Germany [8]
13.20 (+0.2 m/s) Orlando Ortega   Spain 25 June 2017 2017 Super League   Lille, France [9]
400 m hurdles 48.46 Karsten Warholm   Norway 24 June 2017 2017 First League   Vaasa, Finland [10]
3000 m steeplechase 8:25.50 Yoann Kowal   France 22 June 2014 2014 Super League   Braunschweig, Germany [11]
High jump 2.35 m Dmytro Demyanyuk   Ukraine 18 June 2011 2011 Super League   Stockholm, Sweden [12]
Pole vault 6.01 m Renaud Lavillenie   France 21 June 2009 2009 Super League   Leiria, Portugal
Long jump 8.36 m (+1.9 m/s) Aleksandr Menkov   Russia 22 June 2013 2013 Super League   Gateshead, United Kingdom [13]
Triple jump 17.59 m (+0.6 m/s) Nelson Évora   Portugal 21 June 2009 2009 Super League   Leiria, Portugal
Shot put 21.83 m Michał Haratyk   Poland 10 August 2019 2019 Super League   Bydgoszcz, Poland [14]
Discus throw 68.76 m Gerd Kanter   Estonia 19 June 2010 2010 First League   Budapest, Hungary
Hammer throw 81.64 m Paweł Fajdek   Poland 20 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [15]
Javelin throw 88.27 m Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 25 June 2017 2017 First League   Vaasa, Finland [16]
4 × 100 m relay 38.08 Chijindu Ujah
Zharnel Hughes
Danny Talbot
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
  Great Britain 24 June 2017 2017 Super League   Lille, France [17]
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.47 Mame-Ibra Anne
Teddy Venel
Mamoudou Hanne
Thomas Jordier
  France 21 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [18]
Key:
WR World record ER European record NR National record

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 11.11 (+1.4 m/s) Ivet Lalova   Bulgaria 20 June 2015 2015 Second League   Stara Zagora, Bulgaria [19]
200 m 22.71 (+1.8 m/s) Yelizaveta Bryzghina   Ukraine 20 June 2010 2010 Super League   Bergen, Norway
400 m 50.50 Perri Shakes-Drayton   Great Britain 22 June 2013 2013 Super League   Gateshead, United Kingdom [20]
800 m 1:58.62 Yuliya Krevsun   Ukraine 20 June 2009 2009 Super League   Leiria, Portugal
1500 m 4:05.32 Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine 20 June 2010 2010 Super League   Bergen, Norway
3000 m 8:45.24 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 20 June 2014 2014 Super League  , Braunschweig, Germany [21]
5000 m 15:09.31 Elvan Abeylegesse   Turkey 20 June 2010 2010 First League   Budapest, Hungary
100 m hurdles 12.66 (-0.3 m/s) Cindy Billaud   France 22 June 2014 2014 Super League   Braunschweig, Germany [22]
400 m hurdles 53.70 Vania Stambolova   Bulgaria 18 June 2011 2011 Second League   Novi Sad, Serbia
3000 m steeplechase 9:23.00 Yuliya Zarudneva   Russia 19 June 2010 2010 Super League   Bergen, Norway
High jump 2.04 m Blanka Vlašić   Croatia 21 June 2009 2009 Second League   Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Pole vault 4.75 m Anna Rogowska   Poland 18 June 2011 2011 Super League   Stockholm, Sweden [23]
Silke Spiegelburg   Germany
20 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [24]
Long jump 6.95 m Darya Klishina   Russia 21 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [25]
Triple jump 14.87 m (+1.7 m/s) Yekaterina Koneva   Russia 20 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [26]
Shot put 19.82 m Christina Schwanitz   Germany 21 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [27]
Discus throw 68.58 m Sandra Perković   Croatia 10 August 2019 2019 Second League   Varaždin, Croatia [28]
Hammer throw 78.28 Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 21 June 2015 2015 Super League   Cheboksary, Russia [29]
Javelin throw 68.59 Christina Obergföll   Germany 20 June 2009 2009 Super League   Leiria, Portugal
4 × 100 m relay 42.47 Lara Matheis
Alexandra Burghardt
Gina Lückenkemper
Rebekka Haase
  Germany 24 June 2017 2017 Super League   Lille, France [30]
4 × 400 m relay 3:23.76 Kseniya Zadorina
Natalya Ivanova
Natalya Antyukh
Kseniya Ustalova
  Russia 20 June 2010 2010 Super League   Bergen, Norway
Key:
WR World record ER European record NR National record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "100 Metres Results" (PDF). EAA. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ "200 Metres Results" (PDF). EAA. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ "800m Results" (PDF). EAA. 21 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ "1500 Metres Results" (PDF). EAA. 22 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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  17. ^ "4×100m Relay Results" (PDF). EAA. 24 June 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
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  23. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). EAA. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  24. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). EAA. 20 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
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  26. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). EAA. 20 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
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  28. ^ "Estonia's consistency rewarded with promotion into First League". EAA. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  29. ^ "Hammer Throw Results" (PDF). EAA. 21 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  30. ^ "4×100m Relay Results" (PDF). EAA. 24 June 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2017.

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