List of European Athletics Championships records

The European Athletics Championships is a quadrennial event which began in 1934. European Athletics accepts only athletes who are representing one of the organisation's European member states and the body recognises records set at editions of the European Athletics Championships. The Championships records in athletics are the best marks set in competitions at the event. The athletics events at the Championships are divided into four groups: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running, hurdling and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, hammer, pole vault, long and triple jumps), road events and combined events (the heptathlon and decathlon).

The European Athletics Championships has been held in a number of European countries; records have fallen in many cities.

Great Britain's athletes holds the greatest number of records at the Championships with a total of ten, followed by Russia (9), Germany (7), and Spain (4). Marita Koch and Heike Drechsler each hold multiple records, Koch having broken both the 400 metres record as an individual and as part of the East German relay team and Drechsler holding the records for both long jump and 200 m. World records have been set at the Championships: the French 4×100 metres relay team ran a world record 37.79 seconds at the 1990 Championships. Several athletics events no longer take place at the Championships and thus the events are deemed defunct, and their records unchallengeable.

No records were broken at the 2012 European Athletics Championships – the first time in the history of the event. The current edition is taking place between 7 and 12 August 2018 in Berlin.

Men's recordsEdit

 
110 m hurdles record holder Colin Jackson won four European Championships gold medals.

Statistics are correct as of 12 August 2018

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
100 m 9.95
(+0.0 m/s)
Zharnel Hughes   Great Britain 7 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[2]
200 m 19.76
(+0.7 m/s)
Ramil Guliyev   Turkey 9 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[3]
400 m 44.52 Iwan Thomas   Great Britain 21 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
800 m 1:43.84 Olaf Beyer   East Germany 31 August 1978 1978 Prague
(details)
1500 m 3:35.27 Fermín Cacho   Spain 9 August 1994 1994 Helsinki
(details)
5000 m 13:10.15 Jack Buckner   Great Britain 31 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
10,000 m 27:30.99 Martti Vainio   Finland 29 August 1978 1978 Prague
(details)
Half marathon 1:02:03 Tadesse Abraham    Switzerland 10 July 2016 2016 Amsterdam
(details)
[4]
Marathon 2:09:51 Koen Naert   Belgium 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[5]
110 m hurdles 13.02
(+1.5 m/s)
Colin Jackson   Great Britain 22 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
400 m hurdles 47.48 Harald Schmid   West Germany 8 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
3000 m steeplechase 8:07.87 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France 1 August 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[6]
High jump 2.36 m Andrey Silnov   Russia 9 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
Pole vault 6.05 m Armand Duplantis   Sweden 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[7]
Long jump 8.47 m
(+1.8 m/s)
Christian Reif   Germany 1 August 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[8]
Triple jump 17.99 m Jonathan Edwards   Great Britain 23 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
Shot put 22.22 m Werner Günthör    Switzerland 28 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Discus throw 68.87 m Piotr Małachowski   Poland 1 August 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[9]
Hammer throw 86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh   Soviet Union 30 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Javelin throw 89.72 m Steve Backley   Great Britain 23 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
Decathlon 8811 pts Daley Thompson   Great Britain 27-28 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
20 km walk 1:18:37 Francisco Fernández   Spain 6 August 2002 2002 Munich
(details)
50 km walk 3:32:33 Yohann Diniz   France 15 August 2014 2014 Zürich
(details)
[10]
4×100 m relay 37.79 Max Moriniere
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
  France 31 August 1990 1990 Split
(details)
4×400 m relay 2:58.22 Paul Sanders
Kriss Akabusi
John Regis
Roger Black
  Great Britain 1 September 1990 1990 Split
(details)

Women's recordsEdit

 
East German women, like Kirsten Emmelmann and Marita Koch, hold a number of records.

Statistics are correct as of 12 August 2018

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
100 m 10.73
(+2.0 m/s)
Christine Arron   France 19 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
200 m 21.71
(-0.8 m/s)
Heike Drechsler   East Germany 29 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
400 m 48.16 WR Marita Koch   East Germany 8 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
800 m 1:55.41 Olga Mineyeva   Soviet Union 8 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
1500 m 3:56.91 Tatyana Tomashova   Russia 13 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
5000 m 14:46.12 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[11]
10,000 m 30:01.09 Paula Radcliffe   Great Britain 6 August 2002 2002 Munich
(details)
Half marathon 1:10:19 Sara Moreira   Portugal 10 July 2016 2016 Amsterdam
(details)
[12]
Marathon 2:25:14 Christelle Daunay   France 16 August 2014 2014 Zürich
(details)
[13]
100 m hurdles 12.38 Yordanka Donkova   Bulgaria 29 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
400 m hurdles 52.92 Natalya Antyukh   Russia 30 July 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[14]
3000 m steeplechase 9:17.57 Yuliya Zarudneva   Russia 30 July 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[15]
High jump 2.03 m Tia Hellebaut
Venelina Veneva-Mateeva
Blanka Vlašić
  Belgium
  Bulgaria
  Croatia
11 August 2006
11 August 2006
1 August 2010
2006 Gothenburg
2006 Gothenburg
(details)
2010 Barcelona
(details)
[16]
Pole vault 4.85 m Ekaterini Stefanidi   Greece 9 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[17]
Long jump 7.30 m
(+0.6 m/s)
Heike Drechsler   East Germany 28 August 1990 1990 Split
(details)
Triple jump 15.15 m Tatyana Lebedeva   Russia 9 August 2006 2006 Gothenburg
(details)
Shot put 21.69 m Vita Pavlysh   Ukraine 20 August 1998 1998 Budapest
(details)
Discus throw 71.36 m Diana Sachse   East Germany 28 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Hammer throw 78.94 m Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 12 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[18]
Javelin throw 67.90 m Christin Hussong   Germany 10 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[19]
Heptathlon 6823 pts Jessica Ennis   Great Britain 30–31 July 2010 2010 Barcelona
(details)
[20]
12.95 (-1,0 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.89 m (high jump), 14.05 m (shot put), 23.21 (-0.1 m/s) (200 m) /
6.43 (+1.1 m/s) (long jump), 46.71 m (javelin), 2:10.18 (800 m)
20 km walk (road) 1:26:36 María Pérez   Spain 11 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[21]
50 km walk (road) 4:09:21 Inês Henriques   Portugal 7 August 2018 2018 Berlin
(details)
[22]
4×100 m relay 41.68 Silke Möller
Katrin Krabbe
Kerstin Behrendt
Sabine Günther
  East Germany 1 September 1990 1990 Split
(details)
4×400 m relay 3:16.87 Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Petra Müller
Marita Koch
  East Germany 31 August 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)

StatisticsEdit

TotalsEdit

World recordsEdit

Year Athlete Country Gender Event Mark
1934 Matti Järvinen   Finland Men Javelin throw 76.66 m
1938 Claudia Testoni   Italy Women 80 m hurdles 11.6 sec
1954 Vladimir Kuts   Soviet Union Men 5000 metres 13:56.6 min
1954 Sándor Rozsnyói   Hungary Men 3000 m steeplechase 8:49.6 min
1954 Mikhail Krivonosov   Soviet Union Men Hammer throw 63.34 m
1958 Sergei Popov   Soviet Union Men Marathon 2:15:17 hrs
1962 Salvatore Morale   Italy Men 400 m hurdles 49.2 sec
1962 Maria Itkina   Soviet Union Women 400 metres 53.4 sec
1962 Tamara Press   Soviet Union Women Shot put 18.55 m
1969 Nicole Duclos   France Women 400 metres 51.7 sec (51.72)
1969 Colette Besson   France Women 400 metres 51.7 sec (51.74)
1969 Jaroslava Jehličková   Czechoslovakia Women 1500 metres 4:10.77 min
1969 Rosemary Stirling
Pat Lowe
Janet Simpson
Lillian Board
  Great Britain Women 4×400 metres relay 3:30.8 min (3:30.82)
1969 Bernadette Martin
Nicole Duclos
Eliane Jacq
Colette Besson
  France Women 4×400 metres relay 3:30.8 min (3:30.85)
1969 Nadezhda Chizhova   Soviet Union Women Shot put 20.10 m
1969 Nadezhda Chizhova   Soviet Union Women Shot put 20.43 m
1971 Karin Burneleit   East Germany Women 1500 metres 4:09.62 min
1971 Rita Kühne
Ingelore Lohse
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
  East Germany Women 4×400 metres relay 3:29.3 min
1971 Faina Melnik   Soviet Union Men Discus throw 64.22 m
1974 Riitta Salin   Finland Women 400 metres 50.14 sec
1974 Doris Maletzki
Renate Stecher
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Eckert
  East Germany Women 4×100 metres relay 42.51 sec
1974 Rosemarie Witschas   East Germany Women High jump 1.95 m
1974 Ruth Fuchs   East Germany Women Javelin throw 67.22 m
1978 Roland Wieser   East Germany Men 20 kilometres walk 1:23:11.5 hrs
1978 Marita Koch   East Germany Women 400 metres 48.94 sec
1978 Tatyana Zelentsova   Soviet Union Women 400 m hurdles 54.89 sec
1978 Sara Simeoni   Italy Women High jump 2.01 m
1982 Daley Thompson   Great Britain Men Decathlon 8743 pts
1982 Marita Koch   East Germany Women 400 metres 48.16 sec
1982 Kirsten Siemon
Sabine Busch
Dagmar Rübsam
Marita Koch
  East Germany Women 4×400 metres relay 3:19.04 min
1982 Ulrike Meyfarth   West Germany Women High jump 2.02 m
1986 Yuriy Sedykh   Soviet Union Men Hammer throw 86.74 m
1986 Heike Daute-Drechsler   East Germany Women 200 metres 21.71 sec
1986 Marina Makeyeva-Stepanova   Soviet Union Women 400 m hurdles 53.32 sec
1986 Fatima Whitbread   Great Britain Women Javelin throw 77.44 m
1990 Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
  France Men 4×100 metres relay 37.79 sec
2002 Robert Korzeniowski   Poland Men 50 kilometres walk 3:36:39 hrs

Records in defunct eventsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
10,000 m walk (track) 45:01.8 Josef Doležal   Czechoslovakia 1954 1954 Berne
(details)

Women's eventsEdit

Event Record Name Nation Date Venue Ref
3000 m 8:30.28 Svetlana Ulmasova   Soviet Union 9 September 1982 1982 Athens
(details)
10 km walk (road) 42:37 Sari Essayah   Finland 9 August 1994 1994 Helsinki
(details)
80 m hurdles 10.6 Teresa Ciepły   Poland 1962 1962 Belgrade
(details)
Javelin throw (Old design) 77.44 m Fatima Whitbread   Great Britain 1986 1986 Stuttgart
(details)
Pentathlon 5299 pts Heide Rosendahl   West Germany 1971 1971 Helsinki
(details)

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

SpecificEdit

  1. ^ 400 metres hurdles All Time. IAAF (2009-05-09). Retrieved on 2009-07-13.
  2. ^ "100m Men Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "200m Men Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Men's Half Marathon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Men's Marathon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  7. ^ "Men's Pole Vault Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Long Jump Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  9. ^ "Discus Throw Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  10. ^ "European Athletics Championships – Men's 50km Race Walk Results". European Athletics. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  11. ^ "5000m Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Women's Half Marathon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  13. ^ Bob Ramsak (16 August 2014). "Perkovic turns back the clock at European Championships with best discus distance since 1992". IAAF. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  14. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  15. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  16. ^ "High Jump Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  17. ^ "Pole Vault Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Hammer Throw Results". European Athletics. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Javelin Throw Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). www.sportresult.com. 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  21. ^ "20km Race Walk Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  22. ^ "50km Race Walk Women Final Results" (PDF). EAA. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.