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1954 European Championships in Athletics

5th European Athletics Championships
Host city Bern, Switzerland
Date(s) 25 – 29 August 1954
Main stadium Stadion Neufeld
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Participation 686 athletes from
28 nations
Events 35

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]

Medal summary

Complete results were published.[6]

Men

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

Women

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

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 16 11 8 35
2 Czechoslovakia 4 2 5 11
3 Hungary 4 1 4 9
4 Great Britain 3 4 7 14
5 West Germany 2 4 3 9
6 Finland 2 3 3 8
7 Sweden 1 2 0 3
8= France 1 1 1 3
8= Poland 1 1 1 3
8= Italy 1 1 1 3
11 Norway 0 1 2 3
12= Netherlands 0 1 0 1
12= Romania 0 1 0 1
12= Denmark 0 1 0 1
12= Belgium 0 1 0 1

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]

References

  1. ^ European Games Start Today - Russia Favorites, Glasgow Herald, August 25, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  2. ^ Upset in Berne Marathon - European Games, Glasgow Herald, August 26, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  3. ^ Britain's First Gold Medal - European Athletics, Glasgow Herald, August 27, 1954, p. 4, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  4. ^ Russian Athletes' Day, Glasgow Herald, August 28, 1954, p. 2, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  5. ^ European Games Win for Bannister _ Russia's Three World Records, Glasgow Herald, August 30, 1954, p. 9, retrieved August 27, 2014 
  6. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 377–384, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  7. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, p. 4, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  • "European Championships (Men)". gbrathletics.com. 2007. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  • "European Championships (Women)". gbrathletics.com. 2007. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 

External links

  • EAA
  • Athletix
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