1954 European Athletics Championships

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5th European Athletics Championships
1954 European Athletics Championships logo.png
Dates25 – 29 August 1954
Host city Bern, Switzerland
Venue Stadion Neufeld
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events35
Participation686 athletes from
28 nations

The 5th European Athletics Championships were held at Stadion Neufeld from 25–29 August 1954 in the Swiss capital Bern. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Contents

Medal summary

Complete results were published. [6]

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Fütterer  (FRG)10.5 =CR Flag of France.svg  René Bonino  (FRA)10.6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  George Ellis  (GBR)10.7
200 metres
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Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Fütterer  (FRG)20.9 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ardalion Ignatyev  (URS)21.1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  George Ellis  (GBR)21.2
400 metres
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ardalion Ignatyev  (URS)46.6 CR Flag of Finland.svg  Voitto Hellstén  (FIN)47.0Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Zoltán Adamik  (HUN)47.6
800 metres
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Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Lajos Szentgáli  (HUN)1:47.1 CR Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lucien De Muynck  (BEL)1:47.3Flag of Norway.svg  Audun Boysen  (NOR)1:47.4
1500 metres
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Roger Bannister  (GBR)3:43.8 CR Flag of Denmark.svg  Gunnar Nielsen  (DEN)3:44.4Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Stanislav Jungwirth  (TCH)3:45.4
5000 metres
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Kuts  (URS)13:56.6 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Chataway  (GBR)14:08.8Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Emil Zátopek  (TCH)14:10.2
10,000 metres
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Emil Zátopek  (TCH)28:58.0 CR Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  József Kovács  (HUN)29:25.8Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Frank Sando  (GBR)29:27.6
110 metres hurdles
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yevgeniy Bulanchik  (URS)14.4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jack Parker  (GBR)14.6Flag of Germany.svg  Berthold Steines  (FRG)14.7
400 metres hurdles
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Anatoliy Yulin  (URS)50.5 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Lituyev  (URS)50.8Flag of Finland.svg  Ossi Mildh  (FIN)51.5
3000 metres steeplechase
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Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Sándor Rozsnyói  (HUN)8:49.6 CR Flag of Finland.svg  Olavi Rinteenpää  (FIN)8:52.4Flag of Norway.svg  Ernst Larsen  (NOR)8:53.2
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary
László Zarándi
Géza Varasdi
György Csányi
Béla Goldoványi
40.6 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Kenneth Box
George Ellis
Kenneth Jones
Brian Shenton
40.8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Boris Tokarev
Viktor Ryabov
Levan Sanadze
Leonid Bartenev
40.9
4 × 400 metres relay
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Flag of France.svg  France
Claude Haarhoff
Jacques Degats
Jean-Paul Martin du Gard
Jean-Pierre Goudeau
3:08.7 CR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Hans Geister
Helmut Drehen
Heinz Ulzheimer
Karl-Friedrich Haas
3:08.8Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Raimo Graeffe
Ossi Mildh
Rolf Back
Voitto Hellstén
3:11.5
10,000 metres track walk
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Josef Doležal  (TCH)45:01.8 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Anatoliy Yegorov  (URS)45:53.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Lobastov  (URS)46:21.8
50 kilometres walk
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Ukhov  (URS)4:22:11.2 CR Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Josef Doležal  (TCH)4:25:07.4Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Antal Róka  (HUN)4:31:32.2
Marathon
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Flag of Finland.svg  Veikko Karvonen  (FIN)2:24:51.6 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Boris Grishayev  (URS)2:24:55.8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ivan Filin  (URS)2:25:26.6
High jump
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Flag of Sweden.svg  Bengt Nilsson  (SWE)2.02 m CR Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jiří Lanský  (TCH)1.98 mFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jaroslav Kovář  (TCH)1.96 m
Pole vault
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Flag of Finland.svg  Eeles Landström  (FIN)4.40 m CR Flag of Sweden.svg  Ragnar Lundberg  (SWE)4.40 m CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jeff Elliott  (GBR)4.30 m
Long jump
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Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Ödön Földessy  (HUN)7.51 mFlag of Poland.svg  Zbigniew Iwański  (POL)7.46 mFlag of France.svg  Ernest Wanko  (FRA)7.41 m
Triple jump
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Leonid Shcherbakov  (URS)15.90 m CR Flag of Sweden.svg  Roger Norman  (SWE)15.17 mFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Martin Řehák  (TCH)15.10 m
Shot put
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jiří Skobla  (TCH)17.20 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Oto Grigalka  (URS)16.69 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Heino Heinaste  (URS)16.27 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Adolfo Consolini  (ITA)53.44 mFlag of Italy.svg  Giuseppe Tosi  (ITA)53.34 mFlag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  József Szécsényi  (HUN)51.58 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of Poland.svg  Janusz Sidło  (POL)76.35 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Kuznetsov  (URS)74.61 mFlag of Finland.svg  Soini Nikkinen  (FIN)73.38 m
Hammer throw
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mikhail Krivonosov  (URS)63.34 m CR Flag of Norway.svg  Sverre Strandli  (NOR)61.07 mFlag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  József Csermák  (HUN)59.72 m
Decathlon
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vasili Kuznetsov  (URS)6752 ptsFlag of Finland.svg  Torbjörn Lassenius  (FIN)6424 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Heinz Oberbeck  (FRG)6263 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Turova  (URS)11.8Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Bertha van Duyne  (NED)11.9Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Anne Pashley  (GBR)11.9
200 metres
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mariya Itkina  (URS)24.3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Turova  (URS)24.4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shirley Hampton  (GBR)24.4
800 metres
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nina Otkalenko  (URS)2:08.8 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Diane Leather  (GBR)2:09.8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyudmila Lysenko  (URS)2:11.2
80 metres hurdles
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Maria Golubnichaya  (URS)11.0 CR Flag of Germany.svg  Anneliese Seonbuchner  (FRG)11.2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Pam Seaborne  (GBR)11.3
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Vera Krepkina
Rimma Uliskina
Maria Itkina
Irina Turova
45.8 CR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Irmgard Egert
Charlotte Bohmer
Irene Brutting
Maria Sander
46.3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Maria Musso
Giuseppina Leone
Letizia Bertoni
Milena Greppi
46.6
High jump
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Thelma Hopkins  (GBR)1.67 m CR Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Iolanda Balaş  (ROU)1.65 mFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Olga Modrachová  (TCH)1.63 m
Long jump
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jean Desforges  (GBR)6.04 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandra Chudina  (URS)5.93 mFlag of Poland.svg  Elżbieta Duńska  (POL)5.83 m
Shot put
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Zybina  (URS)15.65 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Maria Kuznetsova  (URS)14.99 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tamara Tyshkevich  (URS)14.78 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nina Ponomaryeva  (URS)48.02 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Beglyakova  (URS)45.79 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Zybina  (URS)44.77 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Dana Zátopková  (TCH)52.91 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Virve Roolaid  (URS)49.94 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nadezhda Konyayeva  (URS)49.49 m
Pentathlon
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Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandra Chudina  (URS)4526 pts CR Flag of Germany.svg  Maria Sander  (FRG)4485 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Maria Sturm  (FRG)4357 pts

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1611835
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)42511
3Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary  (HUN)4149
4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)34714
5Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)2439
6Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)2338
7Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1203
8Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1113
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1113
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1113
11Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0123
12Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0101
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0101
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0101
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Romania  (ROM)0101
Totals (15 nations)353535105

Participation

According to an unofficial count, 689 athletes from 28 countries participated in the event, three athletes more than the official number of 686 as published. [7]

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