World Para Athletics European Championships

World Para Athletics European Championships
Sport Athletics
Founded 2003
Continent European (IPC)

The World Para Athletics European Championships, known prior to 2018 as the IPC Athletics European Championships is an event organized by World Para Athletics, the international athletics federation established under the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2016.[1] Athletes with a physical disability compete, and there is also a specific category for athletes with an intellectual disability. Organised biennially, the original Games ran from 2003-2005 as an Open Championship but the event was frozen in 2005, but returned in 2012 in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

The first IPC Athletics European Championships was held in Assen, Netherlands in 2003 as an Open Championship.[2]

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Championships

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
IPC Athletics European Championships
1 2003 (details) Assen[4]  Netherlands 15 – 21 Jun 700  Germany
2 2005 (details) Espoo[5]  Finland 22 – 27 Aug Leppävaara stadium 750  United Kingdom
3 2012 (details) Stadskanaal  Netherlands 23 – 28 Jul Stadskanaal Stadium 144 550  Russia
4 2014 (details) Swansea[6]  United Kingdom 18 – 23 Aug Swansea University Stadium 193 550  Russia
5 2016 (details) Grosseto[7]  Italy 10 – 16 Jun Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini 171 700  Russia
World Para Athletics European Championships
6 2018 (details) Berlin[8]  Germany 20 – 26 Aug Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 182 600  Poland
7 2020 (details) Bydgoszcz[9]  Poland Postponed to 2021 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium

Classification

  • F = field athletes.
  • T = track athletes.
  • P = pentathlon.
  • 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.

Medal table

As of 2018[10][11][12][13][14].

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 140 129 85 354
2  Great Britain (GBR) 101 75 84 260
3  Poland (POL) 89 75 77 241
4  Germany (GER) 87 119 64 270
5  Ukraine (UKR) 87 67 54 208
6  France (FRA) 62 48 45 155
7  Spain (ESP) 47 52 59 158
8   Switzerland (SUI) 40 25 38 103
9  Finland (FIN) 34 14 14 62
10  Greece (GRE) 26 38 36 100
11  Netherlands (NED) 26 34 23 83
12  Belarus (BLR) 26 28 24 78
13  Czech Republic (CZE) 24 31 46 101
14  Ireland (IRL) 20 13 17 50
15  Portugal (POR) 19 42 27 88
16  Lithuania (LTU) 19 15 12 46
17  Italy (ITA) 18 27 31 76
18  Bulgaria (BUL) 17 18 24 59
19  Turkey (TUR) 16 15 19 50
20  Sweden (SWE) 14 15 11 40
21  Austria (AUT) 13 22 12 47
22  Croatia (CRO) 11 12 18 41
23  Latvia (LAT) 11 6 15 32
24  Serbia (SRB) 10 10 13 33
25  Denmark (DEN) 9 14 6 29
26  Azerbaijan (AZE) 7 7 5 19
27  Slovakia (SVK) 6 9 11 26
28  Belgium (BEL) 5 8 8 21
29  Iceland (ISL) 5 3 6 14
30  Norway (NOR) 2 8 4 14
31  Hungary (HUN) 2 4 9 15
32  Cyprus (CYP) 2 4 0 6
33  Slovenia (SLO) 2 2 6 10
34  Montenegro (MNE) 1 3 0 4
35  Romania (ROU) 1 0 2 3
36  Estonia (EST) 1 0 0 1
37  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 4 1 5
38  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 0 2 2 4
39  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 1 1 2
40  Moldova (MDA) 0 1 0 1
41  Israel (ISR) 0 0 5 5
42  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 0 0 1 1
Totals (42 nations) 1000 1000 915 2915

* In the 2005 IPC Athletics European Championships, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates were all guests in the championships and have won medals for their country respectively.

See also

References

  1. ^ World Para Athletics - About, from Paralympic.org, the official website of the IPC.
  2. ^ "History". paralympic.org. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "World Para Athletics 2020 season: Status update". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Entry Deadline Approaching for Athletics Europeans". paralympic.org. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  5. ^ Burnett, Mike (16 August 2005). "Forget Helsinki". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Swansea to host 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships". athleticsweekly.com. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Grosseto 2016: About us". paralympic.org. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  8. ^ "IPC chooses Berlin to stage 2018 European Championships". BBC Sport. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Bydgoszcz to host 2020 European Championships". World Para Athletics. 25 June 2019.
  10. ^ "2003 European Athletics Championships Results (in German)". teamthomas.org.de. 4 February 2019.
  11. ^ "2005 European Athletics Championships Results" (PDF). fsrim.org.mk. 5 February 2019.
  12. ^ "2012 IPC Athletics European Championships - Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 29 June 2012.
  13. ^ "2016 IPC Athletics European Championships" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Berlin 2018 Medal Count". International Paralympic Committee. 6 February 2019.

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