1962 European Athletics Championships

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Dates12 – 16 September 1962
Host city Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Venue JNA Stadium
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events36
Participation670 athletes from
29 nations

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. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] 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. [6]

Contents

Medal summary

Complete results were published. [7]

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Flag of France.svg  Claude Piquemal  (FRA)10.4Flag of France.svg  Jocelyn Delecour  (FRA)10.4Flag of Germany.svg  Peter Gamper  (FRG)10.4
200 metres
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Owe Jonsson  (SWE)20.7 CR Flag of Poland.svg  Marian Foik  (POL)20.8Flag of Italy.svg  Sergio Ottolina  (ITA)20.8
400 metres
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Robbie Brightwell  (GBR)45.9 CR Flag of Germany.svg  Manfred Kinder  (FRG)46.1Flag of Germany.svg  Joachim Reske  (FRG)46.4
800 metres
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Manfred Matuschewski  (GDR)1:50.5Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Valeriy Bulyshev  (URS)1:51.2Flag of Germany.svg  Paul Schmidt  (FRG)1:51.2
1500 metres
details
Flag of France.svg  Michel Jazy  (FRA)3:40.9 CR Flag of Poland.svg  Witold Baran  (POL)3:42.1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Salinger  (TCH)3:42.2
5000 metres
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Bruce Tulloh  (GBR)14:00.6Flag of Poland.svg  Kazimierz Zimny  (POL)14:01.8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Pyotr Bolotnikov  (URS)14:02.6
10,000 metres
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Pyotr Bolotnikov  (URS)28:54.0 CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Friedrich Janke  (GDR)29:01.6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Roy Fowler  (GBR)29:02.0
110 metres hurdles
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Anatoly Mikhailov  (URS)13.8Flag of Italy.svg  Giovanni Cornacchia  (ITA)14.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Berezutskiy  (URS)14.2
400 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Salvatore Morale  (ITA)49.2 CR, WRFlag of Germany.svg  Jörg Neumann  (FRG)50.3Flag of Germany.svg  Helmut Janz  (FRG)50.5
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gaston Roelants  (BEL)8:32.6 CR Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Zoltan Vamoș  (ROU)8:37.6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Sokolov  (URS)8:40.6
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Klaus Ulonska
Peter Gamper
Hans-Joachim Bender
Manfred Germar
39.5 CR Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Jerzy Juskowiak
Andrzej Zieliński
Zbigniew Syka
Marian Foik
39.5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Alf Meakin
Ron Jones
Berwyn Jones
David Jones
39.8
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Wilfried Kindermann
Johannes Schmitt
Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
3:05.8 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Barry Jackson
Ken Wilcock
Adrian Metcalfe
Robbie Brightwell
3:05.9Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Bruno Galliker
Jean-Louis Descloux
Marius Theiler
Hans-Rüdi Bruder
3:07.0
Marathon
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Brian Kilby  (GBR)2:23:18.8Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Aurèle Vandendriessche  (BEL)2:24:02.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Viktor Baykov  (URS)2:24:19.8
20 kilometres walk
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Ken Matthews  (GBR)1:35:54.8Flag of East Germany.svg  Hans-Georg Reimann  (GDR)1:36:14.2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Golubnichiy  (URS)1:36:37.6
50 kilometres walk
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Abdon Pamich  (ITA)4:19:46.6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Grigoriy Panichkin  (URS)4:24:35.6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Donald Thompson  (GBR)4:29:00.2
High jump
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Valeriy Brumel  (URS)2.21 m CR Flag of Sweden.svg  Stig Pettersson  (SWE)2.13 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Robert Shavlakadze  (URS)2.09 m
Pole vault
details
Flag of Finland.svg  Pentti Nikula  (FIN)4.80 m CR Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Rudolf Tomášek  (TCH)4.60 mFlag of Finland.svg  Kauko Nyström  (FIN)4.60 m
Long jump
details [nb]
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  (URS)8.19 m (+3.2)
(7.87 m CR)
Flag of Finland.svg  Rainer Stenius  (FIN)7.85 mFlag of Finland.svg  Pentti Eskola  (FIN)7.85 m
Triple jump
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Józef Szmidt  (POL)16.55 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Goryaev  (URS)16.39 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Oleg Fyodoseyev  (URS)16.24 m
Shot put
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Vilmos Varjú  (HUN)19.02 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Viktor Lipsnis  (URS)18.38 mFlag of Poland.svg  Alfred Sosgórnik  (POL)18.26 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Trusenyev  (URS)57.11 m CR Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Kees Koch  (NED)55.96 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Lothar Milde  (GDR)55.47 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Jānis Lūsis  (URS)82.04 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Viktor Tsybulenko  (URS)77.92 mFlag of Poland.svg  Władysław Nikiciuk  (POL)77.66 m
Hammer throw
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Gyula Zsivótzky  (HUN)69.64 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksey Baltovskiy  (URS)66.93 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Bakarinov  (URS)66.57 m
Decathlon
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vasili Kuznetsov  (URS)8026 pts CR Flag of Germany.svg  Werner von Moltke  (FRG)8022 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Manfred Bock  (FRG)7835 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details [nb2]
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Dorothy Hyman  (GBR)11.3 w Flag of Germany.svg  Jutta Heine  (FRG)11.3 w Flag of Poland.svg  Teresa Ciepły  (POL)11.4 w
200 metres
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Jutta Heine  (FRG)23.5 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Dorothy Hyman  (GBR)23.7Flag of Poland.svg  Barbara Sobotta  (POL)23.9
400 metres
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Maria Itkina  (URS)53.4 CR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Joy Grieveson  (GBR)53.9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Tilly van der Zwaard  (NED)54.4
800 metres
details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Gerda Kraan  (NED)2:02.8 CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Waltraud Kaufmann  (GDR)2:05.0Flag of Hungary.svg  Olga Kazi  (HUN)2:05.0
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Sobotta
Elżbieta Szyroka
Maria Piątkowska
44.5 CR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Erika Fisch
Martha Pensberger
Maren Collin
Jutta Heine
44.6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Ann Packer
Dorothy Hyman
Daphne Arden
Mary Rand
44.9
80 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Teresa Ciepły  (POL)10.6 CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Karin Balzer  (GDR)10.6Flag of Poland.svg  Maria Piątkowska  (POL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Erika Fisch  (FRG)
10.6
High jump
details
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Iolanda Balaş  (ROU)1.83 m CR Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Olga Gere  (YUG)1.76 mFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Linda Knowles  (GBR)1.73 m
Long jump
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Shchelkanova  (URS)6.36 m CR Flag of Poland.svg  Elżbieta Krzesińska  (POL)6.22 mFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mary Rand  (GBR)6.22 m
Shot put
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tamara Press  (URS)18.55 m CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Renate Garisch  (GDR)17.17 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Zybina  (URS)16.95 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tamara Press  (URS)56.91 m CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Doris Müller  (GDR)53.60 mFlag of Hungary.svg  Jolán Kontsek  (HUN)52.82 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Elvīra Ozoliņa  (URS)54.93 mFlag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Maria Diaconescu  (ROU)52.10 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Alevtina Shastitko  (URS)51.80 m
Pentathlon
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Bystrova  (URS)4833 pts CR Flag of France.svg  Denise Guénard  (FRA)4735 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Helga Hoffmann  (FRG)4676 pts

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1361130
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)53513
3Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)35614
4Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)35513
5Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)2204
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)2114
7Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)2024
8Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1618
9Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Romania  (ROU)1203
10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1124
11Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1113
12Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1102
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1102
14Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0112
15Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia  (SFR Yugoslavia)0101
16Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Totals (16 nations)363636108


Participation

According to an unofficial count, 668 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, two athletes less than the official number of 670 as published. [10] There was a joint German team comprising athletes from both East and West Germany. Assignment to their respective country was accomplished using the database of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Leichtathletik-Dokumentation 1990 e.V. [11]

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