West German Indoor Athletics Championships
Athletics pictogram.svg
SportIndoor track and field
Founded1954
CountryWest Germany

The West German Indoor Athletics Championships (German: Deutsche Leichtathletik-Hallenmeisterschaften) was an annual indoor track and field competition organised by the German Athletics Association, which served as the national championship for the sport in West Germany. Typically held over two days in February during the German winter, it was first held in 1954.

The event was contested separately from the East German Indoor Athletics Championships until 1991, when the German Indoor Athletics Championships was held as the first Unified Germany championships.[1][2]

Events

The following athletics events featured as standard on the West German Indoor Championships programme:

Prior to 1980, the 60 metres was occasionally replaced by a 50 metres race. Similarly, the 60 metres hurdles was sometimes held as a 50 metres hurdles or 55 metres hurdles event in the early years of the competition. Combined events were briefly held with a men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon featuring from 1973–75. Racewalking was also an infrequent sport, with a men's 10,000 m walk being on the programme from 1969 to 1975. At the last edition in 1990, a men's 5000 m walk and women's 3000 m walk were held.[2]

The 200 metres first appeared in 1965, before becoming a standard event in 1968. The women's 400 metres was first held in 1961, followed by the additions of a 1500 metres in 1969. A women's 3000 metres was contested during 1974–76 and became a standard event in 1987. Women did not compete in the triple jump or pole vault during the lifetime of the meeting.[2]

Editions

Ed. Year City Venue Dates
1. 1954 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt 20 March 1954
2. 1955 Kiel Ostseehalle 12 March 1955
3. 1956 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt 17 March 1956
4. 1957 Kiel Ostseehalle 23 March 1957
5. 1958 Dortmund Westfalenhallen 1 March 1958
6. 1959 Berlin Deutschlandhalle 14 February 1959
7. 1960 Kiel Ostseehalle 5 March 1960
8. 1961 Stuttgart 11 March 1961
9. 1962 Dortmund 24 March 1962
10. 1963 Berlin 9 March 1963
11. 1964 Kiel 1 February 1964
12. 1965 Stuttgart 6 March 1965
13. 1966 Kiel 5 March 1966
14. 1967 Dortmund 5 March 1967
15. 1968 Stuttgart 2 March 1968
16. 1969 Dortmund 23 February 1969
17. 1970 Berlin 21 February 1970
18. 1971 Kiel 26–27 February 1971
19. 1972 Stuttgart 25–26 February 1972
20. 1973 Berlin 23–24 February 1973
21. 1974 Munich 22–23 February 1974
22. 1975 Stuttgart 21–22 February 1975
23. 1976 Dortmund 6–7 February 1976
24. 1977 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 25–26 February 1977
25. 1978 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 24–25 February 1978
26. 1979 Berlin 9–10 February 1979
27. 1980 Dortmund Helmut-Körnig-Halle 8–9 February 1980
28. 1981 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 6–7 February 1981
29. 1982 Dortmund Helmut-Körnig-Halle 12–13 February 1982
30. 1983 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 11–12 February 1983
31. 1984 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 10–11 February 1984
32. 1985 Dortmund Helmut-Körnig-Halle 15–16 February 1985
33. 1986 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 7–8 February 1986
34. 1987 Karlsruhe Europahalle 6–7 February 1987
35. 1988 Dortmund Helmut-Körnig-Halle 19–20 February 1988
36. 1989 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 3–4 February 1989
37. 1990 Sindelfingen Glaspalast 17–18 February 1990

References

  1. ^ German Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  2. ^ a b c West German Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-07-13.