2012 IPC Athletics European Championships

IPC Athletics European Championships
2012 IPC Athletics European Championships logo.png
Host city Stadskanaal, Netherlands
Nations participating 38
Athletes participating 550
Events Track and field
Dates 23 – 28 June
Main venue Stadskanaal Stadium
←  2005 Espoo

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.[1] Several countries used the Championships to finalise the remaining places for the Paralympics.[2]

Venue

The event was held at the Stadskanaal Stadium.

Format

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.

Coverage

Events

Opening ceremony

Classification

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.[3]

  • 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

Schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony     Events  ●  Closing ceremony

Medal table

The medal table at the end of Day 5 (28 June).

  *   Host nation (Netherlands)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 29 28 19 76
2  Ukraine (UKR) 17 14 10 41
3  Germany (GER) 11 14 4 29
4  Poland (POL) 11 6 12 29
5  Spain (ESP) 8 9 5 22
6  Greece (GRE) 8 8 5 21
7  Netherlands (NED)* 8 8 4 20
8  Great Britain (GBR) 7 7 12 26
9  Bulgaria (BUL) 5 5 3 13
10  Serbia (SRB) 5 1 2 8
11  Belarus (BLR) 4 4 3 11
12  Italy (ITA) 4 0 6 10
13  Finland (FIN) 3 2 4 9
14  Sweden (SWE) 3 2 3 8
15  Azerbaijan (AZE) 3 0 0 3
16   Switzerland (SUI) 2 4 4 10
17  Denmark (DEN) 2 4 1 7
18  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 3 8 13
19  Portugal (POR) 2 3 4 9
20  Lithuania (LTU) 2 1 1 4
21  Cyprus (CYP) 2 1 0 3
22  Croatia (CRO) 1 4 5 10
23  Slovakia (SVK) 1 3 2 6
24  Turkey (TUR) 1 2 4 7
25  Ireland (IRL) 1 2 0 3
26  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 1 0 0 1
28  Austria (AUT) 0 4 0 4
29  Iceland (ISL) 0 1 2 3
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 2 3
31  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
32  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 2 2
33  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 0 0 1 1
Totals (34 nations) 144 142 129 415

Source: paralympic.org

Highlights

Broken records

World Records
Event Round Name Nation Time/Distance Date
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

Multiple medalists

Athletes who have obtained at least three medals.

Name Nationality Medals Events
Margarita Goncharova  Russia  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Women's 100m T38
Women's 200m T38
Women's 4x100m relay T35-38
Women's long jump T38
Evgenii Shvetcov  Russia  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
Men's 100m T36
Men's 400m T36
Men's 800m T36
Luis Goncalves  Portugal  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Men's 200m T12
Men's 400m T12
Men's 4x100m relay T11-13
Roman Kapranov  Russia  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Men's 100m T37
Men's 400m T37
Men's 200m T37
Roger Puigbo Verdaguer  Spain  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Men's 400m T53
Men's 800m T53
Men's 5000m T54
Maria Seifert  Germany  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Women's 100m T37
Women's 200m T37
Women's 4x100m relay T35-38
Roman Pavlyk  Ukraine  Gold
 Silver
 Silver
Men's 200m T36
Men's 100m T36
Men's long jump T36
Drazenko Mitrovic  Serbia  Gold
 Gold
 Bronze
Men's discus throw F54
Men's shot put F54
Men's javelin throw F54
Radoslav Zlatanov  Bulgaria  Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
Men's 200m T13
Men's long jump T13
Men's 100m T13

Participating nations

Below is the list of countries who agreed to participate in the Championships and the requested number of athlete places for each.

See also

Footnotes

Notes
References
  1. ^ "IPC Athletics European Championships Open". paralympic.org. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ "IPC Athletics European Championships 2012 Stadskanaal". disgames.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Classification". paralympic.org. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

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