1966 European Athletics Championships

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8th European Athletics Championships
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Dates30 August – 4 September 1966
Host city Budapest, Hungary
Venue Népstadion
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events36
Participation769 athletes from
30 nations

The 8th European Athletics Championships were held from 30 August to 4 September 1966 in the Nép Stadium in Budapest, Hungary. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Contents

A new IAAF ruling was applied for the first time making gender verification for female events mandatory. As a consequence, all women competitors were forced to have a sex check. Several of the greatest women athletes missed this year's championships, among them world record holders Iolanda Balaș (high jump) from Romania, as well as Tamara Press (shot put) and Tatyana Shchelkanova (long jump), both from the Soviet Union. [1]

Medal summary

Complete results were published. [7]

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Wiesław Maniak  (POL)10.5Flag of France.svg  Roger Bambuck  (FRA)10.5Flag of France.svg  Claude Piquemal  (FRA)10.5
200 metres
details
Flag of France.svg  Roger Bambuck  (FRA)20.9Flag of Poland.svg  Marian Dudziak  (POL)21.0Flag of France.svg  Jean-Claude Nallet  (FRA)21.0
400 metres
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Stanisław Grędziński  (POL)46.0Flag of Poland.svg  Andrzej Badeński  (POL)46.2Flag of Germany.svg  Manfred Kinder  (FRG)46.3
800 metres
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Manfred Matuschewski  (GDR)1:45.9 CR Flag of Germany.svg  Franz-Josef Kemper  (FRG)1:46.0Flag of Germany.svg  Bodo Tümmler  (FRG)1:46.3
1500 metres
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Bodo Tümmler  (FRG)3:41.9Flag of France.svg  Michel Jazy  (FRA)3:42.2Flag of Germany.svg  Harald Norpoth  (FRG)3:42.4
5000 metres
details
Flag of France.svg  Michel Jazy  (FRA)13:42.8 CR Flag of Germany.svg  Harald Norpoth  (FRG)13:44.0Flag of East Germany.svg  Bernd Diessner  (GDR)13:47.8
10,000 metres
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Jürgen Haase  (GDR)28:26.0 CR Flag of Hungary.svg  Lajos Mecser  (HUN)28:27.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Leonid Mikitenko  (URS)28:32.2
110 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Eddy Ottoz  (ITA)13.7 =CR Flag of Germany.svg  Hinrich John  (FRG)14.0Flag of France.svg  Marcel Duriez  (FRA)14.0
400 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Roberto Frinolli  (ITA)49.8Flag of Germany.svg  Gerd Lossdorfer  (FRG)50.3Flag of France.svg  Robert Poirier  (FRA)50.5
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Viktor Kudinskiy  (URS)8:26.6 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Anatoliy Kuryan  (URS)8:28.0Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gaston Roelants  (BEL)8:28.0
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of France.svg  France
Marc Berger
Jocelyn Delecour
Claude Piquemal
Roger Bambuck
39.4 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Edvin Ozolin
Armin Tuyakov
Boris Savchuk
Nikolay Ivanov
39.8Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Hans-Jürgen Felsen
Gert Metz
Dieter Enderlein
Manfred Knickenberg
39.8
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Jan Werner
Edmund Borowski
Stanisław Grędziński
Andrzej Badeński
3:04.5 CR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Friedrich Roderfeld
Jens Ulbricht
Rolf Krusmann
Manfred Kinder
3:04.8Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Joachim Both
Günter Klann
Michael Zerbes
Wilfried Weiland
3:05.7
Marathon
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jim Hogan  (GBR)2:20:04.6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Aurèle Vandendriessche  (BEL)2:21:43.6Flag of Hungary.svg  Gyula Tóth  (HUN)2:22:02.0
20 kilometres walk
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Dieter Lindner  (GDR)1:29:25.0 CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Golubnichiy  (URS)1:30:06.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Smaga  (URS)1:30:18.0
50 kilometres walk
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Abdon Pamich  (ITA)4:18:42.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Genhady Agapov  (URS)4:20:01.2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Oleksandr Shcherbyna  (URS)4:20:47.2
High jump
details
Flag of France.svg  Jacques Madubost  (FRA)2.12 mFlag of France.svg  Robert Sainte-Rose  (FRA)2.12 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Valeriy Skvortsov  (URS)2.09 m
Pole vault
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Wolfgang Nordwig  (GDR)5.10 m CR Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Christos Papanikolaou  (GRE)5.05 mFlag of France.svg  Hervé d'Encausse  (FRA)5.00 m
Long jump
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Lynn Davies  (GBR)7.98 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  (URS)7.88 mFlag of France.svg  Jean Cochard  (FRA)7.88 m
Triple jump
details
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Georgi Stoykovski  (BUL)16.67 m CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Hans-Jürgen Rückborn  (GDR)16.66 mFlag of Hungary.svg  Henrik Kalocsai  (HUN)16.59 m
Shot put
details
Flag of Hungary.svg  Vilmos Varjú  (HUN)19.43 m CR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Karasev  (URS)18.82 mFlag of Poland.svg  Władysław Komar  (POL)18.68 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Detlef Thorith  (GDR)57.42 m CR Flag of East Germany.svg  Hartmut Losch  (GDR)57.34 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Lothar Milde  (GDR)56.80 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Jānis Lūsis  (URS)84.48 m CR Flag of Poland.svg  Władysław Nikiciuk  (POL)81.76 mFlag of Hungary.svg  Gergely Kulcsár  (HUN)80.54 m
Hammer throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Romuald Klim  (URS)70.02 m CR Flag of Hungary.svg  Gyula Zsivótzky  (HUN)68.62 mFlag of Germany.svg  Uwe Beyer  (FRG)67.28 m
Decathlon
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Werner von Moltke  (FRG)7740 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Jörg Mattheis  (FRG)7614 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Horst Beyer  (FRG)7562 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details [nb1]
Flag of Poland.svg  Ewa Kłobukowska  (POL)11.5Flag of Poland.svg  Irena Kirszenstein  (POL)11.5Flag of Germany.svg  Karin Frisch  (FRG)11.8
200 metres
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Irena Kirszenstein  (POL)23.1 CR Flag of Poland.svg  Ewa Kłobukowska  (POL)23.4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vera Popkova  (URS)23.7
400 metres
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Anna Chmelková  (TCH)52.9 CR Flag of Hungary.svg  Antónia Munkácsi  (HUN)52.9Flag of France.svg  Monique Noirot  (FRA)54.0
800 metres
details
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Vera Nikolić  (YUG)2:02.8 =CR Flag of Hungary.svg  Zsuzsa Szabóné Nagy  (HUN)2:03.1Flag of Germany.svg  Antje Gleichfeld  (FRG)2:03.7
80 metres hurdles
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Karin Balzer  (GDR)10.7Flag of Germany.svg  Karin Frisch  (FRG)10.7Flag of Poland.svg  Elzbieta Bednarek  (POL)10.7
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Elzbieta Bednarek
Danuta Straszynska
Irena Kirszenstein
Ewa Kłobukowska
44.4 CR Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Renate Meyer
Hannelore Trabert
Karin Frisch
Jutta Stöck
44.5Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Vera Popkova
Valentyna Bolshova
Lyudmila Samotyosova
Renāte Lāce
44.6
High jump
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Taisia Chenchik  (URS)1.75 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ludmila Komleva  (URS)1.73 mFlag of Poland.svg  Jarosława Bieda  (POL)1.71 m
Long jump
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Irena Kirszenstein  (POL)6.55 m CR Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Diana Yorgova  (BUL)6.45 mFlag of Germany.svg  Helga Hoffmann  (FRG)6.38 m
Shot put
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nadezhda Chizhova  (URS)17.22 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Margitta Gummel  (GDR)17.05 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Marita Lange  (GDR)16.96 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Christine Spielberg  (GDR)57.76 m CR Flag of Germany.svg  Liesel Westermann  (FRG)57.38 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Anita Hentschel  (GDR)56.80 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Marion Lüttge  (GDR)58.74 m CR Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Mihaela Peneş  (ROM)56.94 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Valentina Popova  (URS)56.70 m
Pentathlon
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Valentina Tikhomirova  (URS)4787 ptsFlag of Germany.svg  Heide Rosendahl  (FRG)4765 ptsFlag of East Germany.svg  Inge Exner  (GDR)4713 pts

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)83617
2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)75315
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)57719
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)43714
5Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)310922
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)3003
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2002
8Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1438
9Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1102
10Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1001
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)1001
12Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0112
13Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0101
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)0101
Totals (14 nations)363636108

Participation

According to an unofficial count, 770 athletes from 29 countries participated in the event, one athletes more than the official number of 769 and one country less than the official number of 30 as published. [8]

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