The Arena Leipzig hosted the event for a second year running.
The Arena Leipzig hosted the event for a second year running.

The 2004 European Athletics Indoor Cup was held on 14 February 2004 at the Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany.[1] It was the second edition of the indoor track and field meeting for international teams, which featured the eight top performing nations from the 2003 European Cup.[2] It was the second consecutive year that the event was held at the venue, following on from a successful hosting of the 2003 European Athletics Indoor Cup.[3]

The competition featured nineteen athletics events, nine for men and ten for women. The 400 metres race were held in a dual final format due to size constraints, with athletes' being assigned final positions through their finishing times.[2] The international team points totals were decided by their athletes' finishing positions, with each representative's performance contributing towards their national overall score.

The Russian women's team retained their title from the previous year, taking a comprehensive victory – seven of the ten women's events were won by Russians and the team was eighteen points clear of runner-up Germany. The men's side was a much more closely contested affair. The title was decided in the final Swedish medley relay event, with France just managing to maintain its lead and beat the Russian men by two points in the final rankings.[1]

Results summary


Triple jump winner Christian Olsson went on to win Olympic gold that year.
Triple jump winner Christian Olsson went on to win Olympic gold that year.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Jason Gardener (GBR) 6.51  Simone Collio (ITA) 6.63  Lukasz Chyla (POL) 6.65
400 metres  Dmitriy Forshev (RUS) 46.46  Brice Panel (FRA) 47.05  Robert Tobin (GBR) 47.26
800 metres  Bram Som (NED) 1:48.79  René Herms (GER) 1:49.14  Rickard Pell (SWE) 1:49.40
1500 metres  Mounir Yemmouni (FRA) 3:49.82  Matt Shone (GBR) 3:49.91  Zbigniew Graczyk (POL) 3:50.31
3000 metres  Gert-Jan Liefers (NED) 7:49.70  Ismaïl Sghyr (FRA) 7:51.28  Salvatore Vincenti (ITA) 7:51.89
60 metres hurdles  Andrea Giaconi (ITA) 7.72  Gregory Sedoc (NED) 7.80  Mohammed Sillah-Freckleton (GBR) 7.81
Swedish relay
(800/600/400/200 m)
 Russia (RUS) 4:12.26  Netherlands (NED) 4:12.52  Germany (GER) 4:14.65
Pole vault  Björn Otto (GER) 5.70 m  Igor Pavlov (RUS) 5.65 m  Patrik Kristiansson (SWE) 5.55 m
Triple jump  Christian Olsson (SWE) 17.31 m  Viktor Gushchinskiy (RUS) 16.94 m  Fabrizio Donato (ITA) 16.65 m


Yelena Slesarenko took the high jump silver medal.
Yelena Slesarenko took the high jump silver medal.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres  Larisa Kruglova (RUS) 7.27  Gabi Rockmeier (GER) 7.29  Evi Nesoudi (GRE) 7.31
400 metres  Olesya Krasnomovets (RUS) 51.31  Claudia Marx (GER) 52.01  Antonina Yefremova (UKR) 52.41
800 metres  Olga Raspopova (RUS) 2:00.41  Jo Fenn (GBR) 2:00.54  Tetiana Petlyuk (UKR) 2:01.14
1500 metres  Iryna Lishchynska (UKR) 4:09.82  Yuliya Kosenkova (RUS) 4:10.24  Maria Martins (FRA) 4:12.87
3000 metres  Yelena Zadorozhnaya (RUS) 8:53.45  Lidia Chojecka (POL) 8:53.62  Sabrina Mockenhaupt (GER) 9:01.00
60 metres hurdles  Flora Redoumi (GRE) 7.97  Glory Alozie (ESP) 7.99  Juliane Sprenger (GER) 8.00
Swedish relay
(800/600/400/200 m)
 Russia (RUS) 4:46.14  Germany (GER) 4:47.92  Great Britain (GBR) 4:52.18
High jump  Daniela Rath (GER) 2.00 m  Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) 1.96 m  Vita Styopina (UKR)
 Ruth Beitia (ESP)
1.93 m
Long jump  Irina Simagina (RUS) 6.72 m  Sophie Krauel (GER) 6.46 m  Concepción Montaner (ESP) 6.39 m
Shot put  Irina Khudoroshkina (RUS) 18.75 m  Krystyna Zabawska (POL) 18.50 m  Nadine Kleinert (GER) 18.38 m

Medal table

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue


  1. ^ a b Gordon, Ed (2006-06-14). 2nd European Indoor Cup 2004. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-01-25.
  2. ^ a b European Indoor Cup. GBR Athletics/Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-01-25.
  3. ^ Second edition of European Indoor Cup will take place in Leipzig[permanent dead link]. European Athletics (2003-02-16). Retrieved on 2011-01-23.