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2012 IPC Athletics European Championships
|Host city||Stadskanaal, Netherlands|
|Events||Track and field|
|Dates||23 – 28 June|
|Main venue||Stadskanaal Stadium|
The 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships was a track and field competition for athletes with a disability open to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) affiliated countries within Europe. It was held in Stadskanaal, Netherlands and lasted from 23 to 28 June. The event was held in the Stadskanaal Stadium and was the last major European disability athletics event before the forthcoming 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Approximately 550 athletes from 38 countries attended the games. Several countries used the Championships to finalise the remaining places for the Paralympics.
The event was held at the Stadskanaal Stadium.
The 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships was an invitational tournament taking in track and field events. No combined sports were included in the 2012 Championships. Not all events were open to all classifications, with several throwing and jumping events being contested between classifications, which were then decided on a points system. The men's 100m relay was the only event to use mixed classifications as a team, with each leg of the relay contested by a different classification athlete. There were no women's relay events. In total there were 144 events held over 17 disciplines.
Athletes finishing in first place are awarded the gold medal, second place the silver medal and third place the bronze. If only three competitors are available to challenge for an event then no bronze medal is awarded. Some events were classed as 'no medal' events.
To ensure competition is as fair and balanced as possible, athletes are classified dependent on how their disability impacts on their chosen event/s. Thus athletes may compete in an event against competitors with a different disability to themselves. Where there are more than one classification in one event, (for example discus throw F54/55/56), a points system is used to determine the winner.
- F = field athletes
- T = track athletes
- 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
- 20 – intellectual disability
- 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
- 41-46 – amputation, les autres
- 51-58 – wheelchair athletes
|●||Opening ceremony||Events||●||Closing ceremony|
The medal table at the end of Day 5 (28 June).
|8||Great Britain (GBR)||7||7||12||26|
|18||Czech Republic (CZE)||2||3||8||13|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (34 nations)||144||142||129||415|
- World Records
|Men's 200m T42||Final||Richard Whitehead||United Kingdom||24.93||27 June|
|Men's 800m T36||Final||Evgenii Shvetcov||Russia||2:05.05||26 June|
|Men's Shot Put F40||Final||Paschalis Stathelakos||Greece||13.01m||28 June|
|Men's Shot Put F46||Final||Dmytro Ibragimov||Ukraine||15.46m||28 June|
|Men's Discus Throw F32||Final||Frantisek Serbus||Czech Republic||20.41m||28 June|
|Women's 100m T42||Final||Martina Caironi||Italy||15.89||26 June|
|Women's 1500m T11||Final||Annalisa Minetti||Italy||4:51.75||28 June|
|Women's 4x100m Relay T35-38||Final||Russian women's relay team||Russia||54.77||28 June|
|Women's Long Jump F38||Final||Inna Stryzhak||Ukraine||4.96m||26 June|
|Women's Shot Put F34||Final||Birgit Kober||Germany||10.06m||28 June|
|Women's Shot Put F35||Final||Mariia Pomazan||Ukraine||11.34||25 June|
|Women's Discus Throw F35||Final||Mariia Pomazan||Ukraine||28.88||26 June|
Athletes who have obtained at least three medals.
|Margarita Goncharova||Russia|| Gold
|Women's 100m T38
Women's 200m T38
Women's 4x100m relay T35-38
Women's long jump T38
|Evgenii Shvetcov||Russia|| Gold
|Men's 100m T36
Men's 400m T36
Men's 800m T36
|Luis Goncalves||Portugal|| Gold
|Men's 200m T12
Men's 400m T12
Men's 4x100m relay T11-13
|Roman Kapranov||Russia|| Gold
|Men's 100m T37
Men's 400m T37
Men's 200m T37
|Roger Puigbo Verdaguer||Spain|| Gold
|Men's 400m T53
Men's 800m T53
Men's 5000m T54
|Maria Seifert||Germany|| Gold
|Women's 100m T37
Women's 200m T37
Women's 4x100m relay T35-38
|Roman Pavlyk||Ukraine|| Gold
|Men's 200m T36
Men's 100m T36
Men's long jump T36
|Drazenko Mitrovic||Serbia|| Gold
|Men's discus throw F54
Men's shot put F54
Men's javelin throw F54
|Radoslav Zlatanov||Bulgaria|| Silver
|Men's 200m T13
Men's long jump T13
Men's 100m T13
Below is the list of countries who agreed to participate in the Championships and the requested number of athlete places for each.
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- "IPC Athletics European Championships 2012 Stadskanaal". disgames.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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