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European Athletics Members

The European Athletics Team Championships (European Team Championships until 2013), is an international athletics competition organised by European Athletics, between different countries of Europe, over 4 leagues. It replaced in 2009 the former and similar European Cup (1965-2008). Unlike most international competitions, medals are not awarded to individuals in individual events but to the overall winning team on a points system.

History

Main article: European Cup (athletics)

The main idea of the cup, developed by Bruno Zauli, president of the European Committee of the International Association of Athletics Federations, was to create a competition for all European athletics federations, in which they would face each other in track and field events. Although Zauli died just a few months before the launch of the first event, the competition has gone from strength to strength.

In 2008, it was decided to change the competition and for it to take a new format with four leagues, which consist of 20 events for men and 20 for women. The Super League and the First League have 12 teams each, while the Second League and the Third League 8 and 14 respectively. Team scores will be calculated by combination of men and women's points, rather than the previous individual male and female scores. Each year, three teams are relegated from the Super League and are replaced by three teams promoted from the First League. Two teams are relegated/promoted among First, Second and Third League teams.

In 2018, it was decided to change again the competition format: the ETC will now be held every odd year, with a Super-League of 8 countries only, starting in 2021, and First and Second League of 12 countries. In the case of the host country is not qualified, a 9th country could compete in Super-League.[1]

Editions

Year Host city of the Super League Winners
Super League First League Second League Third League
2009 Portugal Leiria, Portugal  Germany  Belarus  Lithuania  Israel
2010 Norway Bergen, Norway  Russia  Czech Republic   Switzerland  Denmark
2011 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden  Russia  Turkey  Estonia  Israel
2013 United Kingdom Gateshead, United Kingdom  Russia  Czech Republic  Slovenia  Slovakia
2014 Germany Braunschweig, Germany  Germany  Belarus   Switzerland  Cyprus
2015 Russia Cheboksary, Russia  Russia  Czech Republic  Denmark  Slovakia
2017 France Lille, France  Germany  Sweden  Hungary  Luxembourg
2019 Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland  Poland  Portugal  Estonia  Iceland
2021 Poland Chorzow, Poland  Poland  Czech Republic  Hungary  Serbia

Host cities

Year Super League First League Second League Third League
2009 Portugal Leiria Norway Bergen Slovakia Banská Bystrica Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
2010 Norway Bergen Hungary Budapest Serbia Belgrade Malta Marsa
2011 Sweden Stockholm Turkey İzmir Serbia Novi Sad Iceland Reykjavík
2013 United Kingdom Gateshead Republic of Ireland Dublin Lithuania Kaunas Slovakia Banská Bystrica
2014 Germany Braunschweig Estonia Tallinn Latvia Riga Georgia (country) Tbilisi
2015 Russia Cheboksary Greece Heraklion Bulgaria Stara Zagora Azerbaijan Baku
2017 France Lille Finland Vaasa Israel Tel Aviv Malta Marsa
2019 Poland Bydgoszcz Norway Sandnes Croatia Varaždin North Macedonia Skopje
2021 Poland Chorzów Romania Cluj-Napoca Bulgaria Stara Zagora Cyprus Limassol
2023 Poland Chorzów Poland Chorzów Poland Chorzów Poland Chorzów
2025 Spain Madrid
2027 Poland Chorzów

Team summary (Super League)

Country 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019 2021 Years
in SL
 Belarus 13 (1) 8 9 11 13 (1) 9 10 14 (1) 10 (1) 5
 Czech Republic 10 13 (1) 10 13 (1) 10 13 (1) 8 8 9 (1) 5
 Finland 14 (1) 12 20 (1) 18 (1) 15 (1) 11 13 (1) 11 15 (1) 3
 France 3 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 6 9
 Germany 1 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 9
 Great Britain 2 2 4 3 5 5 4 5 3 9
 Greece 9 10 14 (1) 10 17 (1) 14 (1) 9 10 16 (1) 5
 Italy 5 7 8 7 7 6 7 4 2 9
 Netherlands 16 (1) 18 (1) 17 (1) 15 (1) 11 15 (1) 11 16 (1) 11 (1) 2
 Norway 15 (1) 11 15 (1) 12 14 (1) 12 17 (1) 15 (1) 17 (1) 3
 Poland 4 6 6 5 3 4 2 1 1 9
 Portugal 11 15 (1) 11 17 (1) 20 (1) 17 (1) 16 (1) 13 (1) 7 3
 Russia 8[2] 1 1 1 2 1 DQ DQ (1) DQ(2) 6
 Spain 7 9 7 8 8 8 5 6 5 9
 Sweden 12 14 (1) 12 14 (1) 9 10 12 (1) 9 14 (1) 5
  Switzerland 23 (1) 25 (2) 19 (1) 24 (1) 25 (2) 20 (1) 14 (1) 12 12 (1) 1
 Turkey 18 (1) 21 (1) 13 (1) 9 12 19 (1) 15 (1) 17 (1) 13 (1) 2
 Ukraine 6 5 3 6 6 7 6 7 WD[3] 9
1 (1) = participated in First League.
2 (2) = participated in Second League.

Medal table (Super League)

At the European Athletics Team Championships medals are not awarded, but with gold, silver and bronze conventionally refers to the top three finishes.[4][5] 360 events (40 per edition) were disputed in 9 editions of the Super League from 2009 to 2021.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany606051171
2 Great Britain504946145
3 Russia484225115
4 France443836118
5 Poland403846124
6 Ukraine30253287
7 Spain21342782
8 Italy21253783
9 Belarus981532
10 Sweden68418
11 Greece64818
12 Portugal56314
13 Netherlands53210
14 Czech Republic49922
15 Turkey23510
16  Switzerland1304
17 Finland1269
18 Norway0549
Totals (18 nations)3533623561071

Championships records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 9.95 (+1.0 m/s) NR Christophe Lemaitre  France 18 June 2011 2011 Super League Stockholm, Sweden [6] [1]
200 m 20.28 (-2.8 m/s) Christophe Lemaitre  France 19 June 2011 2011 Super League Stockholm, Sweden [7]
400 m 44.99 Jonathan Borlée  Belgium 19 June 2010 2010 First League Budapest, Hungary
800 m 1:45.11 Giordano Benedetti  Italy 21 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [8]
1500 m 3:37.74 Jakub Holusa  Czech Republic 20 June 2014 2014 Super League Braunschweig, Germany [9] [2]
3000 m 7:50.99 Richard Ringer  Germany 22 June 2014 2014 Super League Braunschweig, Germany [10]
5000 m 13:17.23 Yemaneberhan Crippa  Italy 29 May 2021 2021 Super League Chorzów, Poland [11]
110 m hurdles 13.20 (+1.1 m/s) Sergey Shubenkov  Russia 22 June 2014 2014 Super League Braunschweig, Germany [12]
13.20 (+0.2 m/s) Orlando Ortega  Spain 25 June 2017 2017 Super League Lille, France [13]
400 m hurdles 48.46 Karsten Warholm  Norway 24 June 2017 2017 First League Vaasa, Finland [14]
3000 m steeplechase 8:25.50 Yoann Kowal  France 22 June 2014 2014 Super League Braunschweig, Germany [15]
High jump 2.35 m Dmytro Demyanyuk  Ukraine 18 June 2011 2011 Super League Stockholm, Sweden [16]
Pole vault 6.01 m Renaud Lavillenie  France 21 June 2009 2009 Super League Leiria, Portugal
Long jump 8.38 m (+0.1 m/s) Miltiadis Tentoglou  Greece 19 June 2021 2021 First League Cluj-Napoca, Romania [17]
Triple jump 17.59 m (+0.6 m/s) Nelson Évora  Portugal 21 June 2009 2009 Super League Leiria, Portugal
Shot put 21.83 m Michał Haratyk  Poland 10 August 2019 2019 Super League Bydgoszcz, Poland [18]
Discus throw 68.76 m Gerd Kanter  Estonia 19 June 2010 2010 First League Budapest, Hungary
Hammer throw 82.98 m Paweł Fajdek  Poland 30 May 2021 2021 Super League Chorzów, Poland [19]
Javelin throw 96.29 m Johannes Vetter  Germany 29 May 2021 2021 Super League Chorzów, Poland [20]
4 × 100 m relay 38.08 Chijindu Ujah
Zharnel Hughes
Danny Talbot
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
 Great Britain 24 June 2017 2017 Super League Lille, France [21]
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.47 Mame-Ibra Anne
Teddy Venel
Mamoudou Hanne
Thomas Jordier
 France 21 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [22]
Key:
WR World record ER European record NR National record

Women

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 11.11 (+1.4 m/s) Ivet Lalova  Bulgaria 20 June 2015 2015 Second League Stara Zagora, Bulgaria [23]
200 m 22.71 (+1.8 m/s) Yelizaveta Bryzghina  Ukraine 20 June 2010 2010 Super League Bergen, Norway
400 m 50.37 Femke Bol  Netherlands 20 June 2021 2021 First League Cluj-Napoca, Romania [24]
800 m 1:58.62 Yuliya Krevsun  Ukraine 20 June 2009 2009 Super League Leiria, Portugal
1500 m 4:05.32 Anna Mishchenko  Ukraine 20 June 2010 2010 Super League Bergen, Norway
3000 m 8:45.24 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 20 June 2014 2014 Super League Braunschweig, Germany [25]
5000 m 15:09.31 Elvan Abeylegesse  Turkey 20 June 2010 2010 First League Budapest, Hungary
100 m hurdles 12.62 (+1.3 m/s) Elvira Herman  Belarus 20 June 2021 2021 First League Cluj-Napoca, Romania [26]
400 m hurdles 53.70 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria 18 June 2011 2011 Second League Novi Sad, Serbia
3000 m steeplechase 9:23.00 Yuliya Zarudneva  Russia 19 June 2010 2010 Super League Bergen, Norway
High jump 2.04 m Blanka Vlašić  Croatia 21 June 2009 2009 Second League Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Pole vault 4.75 m Anna Rogowska  Poland 18 June 2011 2011 Super League Stockholm, Sweden [27]
Silke Spiegelburg  Germany
20 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [28]
Long jump 6.95 m Darya Klishina  Russia 21 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [29]
Triple jump 14.87 m (+1.7 m/s) Yekaterina Koneva  Russia 20 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [30]
Shot put 19.82 m Christina Schwanitz  Germany 21 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [31]
Discus throw 68.58 m Sandra Perković  Croatia 10 August 2019 2019 Second League Varaždin, Croatia [32]
Hammer throw 78.28 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 21 June 2015 2015 Super League Cheboksary, Russia [33]
Javelin throw 69.19 m Christin Hussong  Germany 30 May 2021 2021 Super League Chorzów, Poland [34]
4 × 100 m relay 42.47 Lara Matheis
Alexandra Burghardt
Gina Lückenkemper
Rebekka Haase
 Germany 24 June 2017 2017 Super League Lille, France [35]
4 × 400 m relay 3:23.76 Kseniya Zadorina
Natalya Ivanova
Natalya Antyukh
Kseniya Ustalova
 Russia 20 June 2010 2010 Super League Bergen, Norway
Key:
WR World record ER European record NR National record

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