2016 IPC Athletics European Championships

IPC Athletics European Championships
2016 IPC Athletics European Championships logo.jpg
Host city Grosseto, Italy
Events Track and field
Dates 10 – 16 June
Main venue Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini

The 2016 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 Grosseto, Italy and took part between 10 and 16 June. The competition was staged at Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini. Approximately 700 athletes from 35 countries attended the games.[1] This was the last edition of the event held under the IPC Athletics title.

Russia topped the medal tables in both gold medals won (51) and total number of medals won (131).

Venue

The venue for the Championships was the Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini athletics stadium which has held IPC Grand Prix athletic tournaments in the past.[1] The stadium has an eight lane MONDO track and has a capacity of 10,200 people.[1]

Format

The 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships was an invitational tournament taking in track and field events. No combined sports were included in the 2016 Championships. Not all events were open to all classifications, though no events were contested between classifications.

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 will be classed as 'no medal' events.

Events

Classification

Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini in 2010

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.
  • 40-47 – amputation, les autres
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

Schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony     Events  ●  Closing ceremony

Medal table

  Host nation (Italy)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 51 51 29 131
2  Great Britain 23 17 16 56
3  Poland 22 11 17 50
4  Germany 13 21 9 43
5  France 10 4 6 20
6  Spain 7 7 7 21
7  Turkey 6 4 5 15
8  Finland 5 3 4 12
9  Croatia 4 4 0 8
10  Bulgaria 3 6 4 13
11  Greece 3 4 2 9
12  Lithuania 3 2 3 8
13  Italy* 2 5 6 13
14  Sweden 2 5 2 9
15  Belarus 2 3 5 10
16  Serbia 2 2 2 6
17  Latvia 2 2 1 5
18  Ireland 2 1 2 5
19  Belgium 2 0 1 3
20  Portugal 1 4 7 12
21  Czech Republic 1 3 2 6
22  Denmark 1 2 2 5
23  Austria 1 2 1 4
24  Montenegro 1 2 0 3
25   Switzerland 1 1 5 7
26  Iceland 1 0 0 1
27  Hungary 0 2 2 4
28  Slovakia 0 1 3 4
29  Luxembourg 0 1 1 2
30  Cyprus 0 1 0 1
31  Norway 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
Totals (32 nations) 171 171 146 488

Multiple medallists

Many competitors won multiple medals at the 2016 Championships. The following athletes won four medals or more.

Name Country Medal Event
Natalia Kocherova  Russia  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
200m - T53-54
400m - T54
800m - T54
1500m - T54
5000m - T54
100m - T54
Georgina Hermitage  Great Britain  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
100m - T37
200m - T37
400m - T38
4x100m relay - T35-38
David Weir  Great Britain  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
400m - T54
800m - T54
1500m - T54
5000m - T54
Henry Manni  Finland  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
100m - T34
200m - T34
400m - T34
800m - T34
Moatez Jomni  Great Britain  Gold
 Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
200m - T53
400m - T53
800m - T53
100m - T53
Aleksei Bychenok  Russia  Silver
 Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
 Bronze
200m - T54
1500m - T54
5000m - T54
100m - T54
400m - T54
800m T54
Gunilla Wallengren  Sweden  Silver
 Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
400m - T54
800m - T54
5000m - T54
1500m - T54

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. ^ a b c "Grosseto 2016: About us". paralympic.org. Retrieved 1 June 2016.

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