|7th European Athletics Championships|
|Dates||12 – 16 September 1962|
|Host city||Belgrade, Yugoslavia|
|Participation||670 athletes from |
The 7th European Athletics Championships were held from 12–16 September 1962 in the JNA Stadium in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia). Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.Just before the meeting, the IAAF council approved the use glass fibre poles for pole vaulting. As a consequence, competitors were able to use them during the meeting if they wished.
Complete results were published.
|100 metres||Claude Piquemal (FRA)||10.4||Jocelyn Delecour (FRA)||10.4||Peter Gamper (FRG)||10.4|
|200 metres||Owe Jonsson (SWE)||20.7 CR||Marian Foik (POL)||20.8||Sergio Ottolina (ITA)||20.8|
|400 metres||Robbie Brightwell (GBR)||45.9 CR||Manfred Kinder (FRG)||46.1||Joachim Reske (FRG)||46.4|
|800 metres||Manfred Matuschewski (GDR)||1:50.5||Valeriy Bulyshev (URS)||1:51.2||Paul Schmidt (FRG)||1:51.2|
|1500 metres||Michel Jazy (FRA)||3:40.9 CR||Witold Baran (POL)||3:42.1||Tomáš Salinger (TCH)||3:42.2|
|5000 metres||Bruce Tulloh (GBR)||14:00.6||Kazimierz Zimny (POL)||14:01.8||Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS)||14:02.6|
|10,000 metres||Pyotr Bolotnikov (URS)||28:54.0 CR||Friedrich Janke (GDR)||29:01.6||Roy Fowler (GBR)||29:02.0|
|110 metres hurdles||Anatoly Mikhailov (URS)||13.8||Giovanni Cornacchia (ITA)||14.0||Nikolay Berezutskiy (URS)||14.2|
|400 metres hurdles||Salvatore Morale (ITA)||49.2 CR, WR||Jörg Neumann (FRG)||50.3||Helmut Janz (FRG)||50.5|
|3000 metres steeplechase||Gaston Roelants (BEL)||8:32.6 CR||Zoltan Vamoș (ROU)||8:37.6||Nikolay Sokolov (URS)||8:40.6|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| West Germany |
|39.5 CR|| Poland |
|39.5|| Great Britain |
|4 × 400 metres relay|| West Germany |
|3:05.8 CR|| Great Britain |
|3:05.9|| Switzerland |
|Marathon||Brian Kilby (GBR)||2:23:18.8||Aurèle Vandendriessche (BEL)||2:24:02.0||Viktor Baykov (URS)||2:24:19.8|
|20 kilometres walk||Ken Matthews (GBR)||1:35:54.8||Hans-Georg Reimann (GDR)||1:36:14.2||Vladimir Golubnichiy (URS)||1:36:37.6|
|50 kilometres walk||Abdon Pamich (ITA)||4:19:46.6||Grigoriy Panichkin (URS)||4:24:35.6||Donald Thompson (GBR)||4:29:00.2|
|High jump||Valeriy Brumel (URS)||2.21 m CR||Stig Pettersson (SWE)||2.13 m||Robert Shavlakadze (URS)||2.09 m|
|Pole vault||Pentti Nikula (FIN)||4.80 m CR||Rudolf Tomášek (TCH)||4.60 m||Kauko Nyström (FIN)||4.60 m|
|Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS)||8.19 m (+3.2)|
(7.87 m CR)
|Rainer Stenius (FIN)||7.85 m||Pentti Eskola (FIN)||7.85 m|
|Triple jump||Józef Szmidt (POL)||16.55 m CR||Vladimir Goryaev (URS)||16.39 m||Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS)||16.24 m|
|Shot put||Vilmos Varjú (HUN)||19.02 m CR||Viktor Lipsnis (URS)||18.38 m||Alfred Sosgórnik (POL)||18.26 m|
|Discus throw||Vladimir Trusenyev (URS)||57.11 m CR||Kees Koch (NED)||55.96 m||Lothar Milde (GDR)||55.47 m|
|Javelin throw||Jānis Lūsis (URS)||82.04 m CR||Viktor Tsybulenko (URS)||77.92 m||Władysław Nikiciuk (POL)||77.66 m|
|Hammer throw||Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN)||69.64 m CR||Aleksey Baltovskiy (URS)||66.93 m||Yuriy Bakarinov (URS)||66.57 m|
|Decathlon||Vasili Kuznetsov (URS)||8026 pts CR||Werner von Moltke (FRG)||8022 pts||Manfred Bock (FRG)||7835 pts|
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
|Dorothy Hyman (GBR)||11.3 w||Jutta Heine (FRG)||11.3 w||Teresa Ciepły (POL)||11.4 w|
|200 metres||Jutta Heine (FRG)||23.5 CR||Dorothy Hyman (GBR)||23.7||Barbara Sobotta (POL)||23.9|
|400 metres||Maria Itkina (URS)||53.4 CR||Joy Grieveson (GBR)||53.9||Tilly van der Zwaard (NED)||54.4|
|800 metres||Gerda Kraan (NED)||2:02.8 CR||Waltraud Kaufmann (GDR)||2:05.0||Olga Kazi (HUN)||2:05.0|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| Poland |
|44.5 CR|| West Germany |
|44.6|| Great Britain |
|80 metres hurdles||Teresa Ciepły (POL)||10.6 CR||Karin Balzer (GDR)||10.6|| Maria Piątkowska (POL)|
Erika Fisch (FRG)
|High jump||Iolanda Balaş (ROU)||1.83 m CR||Olga Gere (YUG)||1.76 m||Linda Knowles (GBR)||1.73 m|
|Long jump||Tatyana Shchelkanova (URS)||6.36 m CR||Elżbieta Krzesińska (POL)||6.22 m||Mary Rand (GBR)||6.22 m|
|Shot put||Tamara Press (URS)||18.55 m CR||Renate Garisch (GDR)||17.17 m||Galina Zybina (URS)||16.95 m|
|Discus throw||Tamara Press (URS)||56.91 m CR||Doris Müller (GDR)||53.60 m||Jolán Kontsek (HUN)||52.82 m|
|Javelin throw||Elvīra Ozoliņa (URS)||54.93 m||Maria Diaconescu (ROU)||52.10 m||Alevtina Shastitko (URS)||51.80 m|
|Pentathlon||Galina Bystrova (URS)||4833 pts CR||Denise Guénard (FRA)||4735 pts||Helga Hoffmann (FRG)||4676 pts|
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||13||6||11||30|
|2||Great Britain (GBR)||5||3||5||13|
|3||West Germany (FRG)||3||5||6||14|
|8||East Germany (GDR)||1||6||1||8|
|15||Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia)||0||1||0||1|
|Totals (16 nations)||36||36||36||108|
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