Romanian Athletics Championships

The Romanian Athletics Championships is an annual outdoor track and field competition organised by the Romanian Athletics Federation, which serves as the national championship for the sport in Romania.[1]

Romanian Athletics Championships
SportTrack and field

Typically organised in July, the event was first held in 1914 and introduced the first events for women in 1925. Separate annual championship events are held for cross country running, road running and racewalking events.

Events edit

The competition programme features a total of 38 individual Romanian Championship athletics events, 19 for men and 19 for women. For each of the sexes, there are seven track running events, three obstacle events, four jumps, four throws, and one combined track and field event.[1]

Track running
Obstacle events
Jumping events
Throwing events
Combined events

A men's 200 metres hurdles was held at earlier championships, but ceased after 1964.[1]

The women's programme gradually expanded in the second half of the 20th century. On the track, the women's 1500 m was added in 1969, the 3000 metres in 1973 and the 10,000 metres in 1983. The 3000 m was replaced by the 5000 m in 1995, matching the men's distance. The 80 metres hurdles was standardised to 100 m hurdles in 1969 and a women's 400 m hurdles followed in 1973. In the field events, triple jump was included in 1990, and the hammer throw and pole vault in 1991. A 2000 metres steeplechase was held from 1991 to 1997, before being replaced by the standard 3000 m distance. In combined events, the women's pentathlon was expanded to the heptathlon format in 1980.[1]

Championships records edit

Men edit

Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
400 m 45.38 NR Mihai Dringo 25 June 2022 Craiova [2]
Shot put 21.07 m NR Andrei Toader 26 June 2022 Craiova [3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Romanian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  2. ^ Steve Smythe (28 June 2022). "Shericka Jackson storms to sprint double at Jamaican Champs". Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  3. ^ Steve Smythe (28 June 2022). "Shericka Jackson storms to sprint double at Jamaican Champs". Retrieved 1 August 2023.