Athletics European Indoor Championships 2021 - See Schedule

European Indoor Championships 2021


The next indoor track & field European Championships will be held in Torun, Poland in March 2021, on 4.3.-7.3.2021. See the schedule of the competition and further information!
The first official track & field European Indoor Championships were held in 1970 in Vienna, Austria. However, unofficial indoor European Championships were held four years earlier in Germany. Today, the competition is held every other year, while until 1990 the indoor European Championships were held annually. The previous indoor European Championships were held in 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

European Indoor Championships 2021 – Schedule


The Torun event begins on Thursday, March 3rd with an evening session and thereafter both morning and evening sessions are competed daily from Friday to Sunday.

CET Time

Thursday March 4th

TimeEventW/MRound
19:00High jumpMQ
19:08Long jumpWQ
19:15Shot putWQ
19:303000 mWHeats
20:201500 mMHeats



Friday March 5th, Morning

TimeEventW/MRound
10:00Pentathlon 60 m hurdlesW 
10:11Triple jumpMQ
10:17400 mMHeats
10:20Pole vaultWQ
10:52Pentathlon, High jumpW 
11:05400 mWHeats
11:18Shot putMQ
11:501500 mWQ
12:18Long jumpWQ
12:30800 mWHeats
13:05Pentathlon, shot putW 

Friday March 5th, Evening

TimeEventW/MRound
19:00Pentathlon, long jumpW 
19:06Shot putWFinal
19:13High jumpWQ
19:25400 mMSemi-finals
19:45400 mNSemi-finals
20:05800 mMHeats
20:20Long jumpMFinal
20:35Shot putMFinal
20:45Pentathlon 800 mWFinal
21:003000 mWFinal
21:301500 mMFinal



Saturday March 6th, Morning

TimeEventW/MRound
10:00Heptathlon, 60 mM 
10:04Pole vaultMQ
10:2060 mMHeats
10:42Heptathlon, long jumpM 
11:003000 mMHeats
11:3060 m hurdlesWHeats
12:00Triple jumpWQ
12:1060 m hurdlesMHeats
12:15Heptathlon, shot putM 
12:5060 mMvälierät

Saturday March 6th, Evening

TimeEventW/MRound
18:50Heptathlon, high jumpM 
19:00800 mWSemi-finals
19:15Pole vaultWFinal
19:25800 mMSemi-finals
19:40Long jumpWFinal
19:501500 mWFinal
20:10400 mMFinal
20:25400 mWFinal
20:5860 mMFinal



Sunday March 7th, Morning

TimeEventW/MRound
10:00Heptathlon, 60 m hurdlesM 
10:2060 mWHeats
10:53Triple jumpMFinal
11:19High jumpMFinal
12:00Heptathlon, high jumpM 
12:3560 mWSemi-finals
13:0060 m hurdlesMSemi-finals
13:2060 m hurdlesWSemi-finals

Sunday March 7th, Evening

TimeEventW/MRound
17:0060 m hurdlesMFinal
17:05Pole vaultMFinal
17:1560 m hurdlesWFinal
17:20Triple jumpWFinal
17:30Heptathlon 1000 mMFinal
17:45High jumpWFinal
17:523000 mMFinal
18:13800 mWFinal
18:25800 mMFinal
18:4660 mWFinal
18:574 x 400 m relayMFinal
19:104 x 400 m relayWFinal



European Indoor Championships 2021 - Entry Standards


Performance must be achieved between May 1st 2019 – Feb 24th 2021.

Men

EventIndoorOutdoor
60 m6,7710,20 (100m)
400 m47,6046,00
800 m1.49,001.46.00
1500 m3.45,00 / 4.01,00 (mile)3.37,00 / 3.55,00 (mile)
3000 m8.00,007.43,50
60 m hurdl.7,8813,60 (110 m hurdl.)
4x400 mTop 6 teams from rankings
High jump228
Pole vault572
Long jump805
Triple jump16,95
Shot put20,85
HeptathlonTop 12 from rankings


Women

EventIndoorOutdoor
60 m7,4011,15 (100m)
400 m53,7552,00
800m2.05,502.02,00
1500 m4.17.00 / 4.35,00 (mile)4.09,00 / 4.30,00 (mile)
3000 m9.10,008.53,50
60 m aj.8,2513,05 (100 m hurdl.)
4x400m6 top teams
High jump196
Pole vault461
Long jump680
Triple jump14,30
Shot put18,20
Pentathlontop 12 from rankings


History & Trivia of European Indoor Championships


2019 Birmingham, Great Britain


Karsten Warholm ran to the victory of 400 metres with a European indoor record. His compatriot Jakob Ingebrigtsen also grabbed the victory in 3000 meters. Laura Muir ran two championships to the delight of the home crowd.

2017 Belgrade, Serbia


Ivana Spanovic pounded as long as 724 in the long jump competition and won the European Championship gold. Kevin Mayer got his first big win in heptathlon with a European record of 6479. In the men’s long jump, Izmir Smajmaj won Albania's first gold medal in the country’s history.

2015 Prague, Czech Republic


Renaud Lavillenie cleared 604 and showed once more that he is a top pole vaulter in Europe. Long jumpers from Sweden took two medals 1) Michel Torneus 830 3) Andreas Otterling 806. Belgium won the men´s 4 x 400 metre relay with a new European record time of 3.02,87.

2013 Gothenburg, Sweden


The Swedes were in shape in their home stadium! Abeba Aregawi won 1500 metres, Ebba Jungmark got silver in high jump, bronze for Moa Hjelmer (400 metres), Emma Green Tregaro (high jump) and Erica Jarder (long jump). Torneus won silver in long jump with a great result of 829. Renaud Lavillenie took the gold medal in the pole vault with 601.

2011 Paris, France


Teddy Tamgho of France jumped a new triple jump world record 17,92. Reanud Lavillenie cleared 603 and took the gold medal.

2009 Turin, Italy


The Swede Johan Wissmann got the only elite competition victory of his career in 400 metres with a time of 45,89. Two golds for Estonia: Mikk Pahapill in heptathlon (6362) and Ksenia Balta in long jump (687).

Sebastian Bayer won gold in long jump with a ghost jump of 871. The winner of pole vault, Renaud Lavillenie, with a result of 581, got his first elite competition medal. Dwain Chambers accelerated the European record to 60,42 in 60 metres.

2007 Birmingham, Great Britain


Double victory for Swedes in a high jump 1) Stefan Holm 234, 2) Linus Thörnblad 231. Italian Assunta Legnante, currently blind and competing as a para-athlete, took the women’s gold in shot-put with a result of 18,92.

2005 Madrid, Spain


The Swedes continue to strike: Holm jumped his lofty record of 240 in high jump, the Kallur twins Susanna and Jenny got a double victory in the 60 metres hurdles, Carolina Kluft got the gold in pentathlon with a result of 4948 and Robert Kronberg won the only elite competition medal of his career in the 60 metres hurdles with a time of 7,65. Yelena Isinbayeva exceeded the indoor world record of 490 in pole vault.

2002 Wien, Austria


The Swedes dominated: gold for Staffan Strand and Christian Olsson, silver for Jimisola Laursen, Holm, Patrik Kristiansson and Kajsa Bergqvist, bronze for Carolina Kluft.

Women´s 800 metres was a thriller with great results: 1) Jolanda Ceplak 1.55,82 WR, 2) Stefanie Graf 1.55,85. A few years later Ceplak was tested positive for EPO.

Svetlana Feofanova won the pole vault with a new European indoor record 475.

2000 Gent, Belgium


18-year-old Russian Yuri Borzakovski achieved his first elite win in the 800 metre race.

1998 Valencia, Spain


Ashia Hansen claimed the triple jump indoor world record of 15,16. Ukranian Anzhela Balakhonova won the women’s pole vault with a world record result of 445.

1996 Stockholm, Sweden


Top duo of men´s pole vault (Dmitri Markov (BLR) – Viktor Tsistjakov (RUS)) moved on later on to represent Australia.

The women’s pole vault was in the elite competition program for the first time. The gold was taken by Island's Vala Flosadottir with a result of 416.

1994 Paris, France


The only elite competition victory in the long career of the British high jumper Dalton Grant, if the 1998 Commonwealth Championship is not included. Grant is remembered for his tremendous starting heights. For example, at the World Championships in Athens in 1997, he started his competition when the bar was set at a height of 232. In Paris, Grant surpassed his previous record of 237.

1992 Geneva, Switzerland


19-year-old Zhanna Tarnopolskaya from the CIS won the women’s 60 metres with a time of 7,17. At the World Championships in Edmonton in 2001, she defeated the legendary Marion Jones in the 100 metres final. By then Tarnopolskaya was married and had changed her last name to Pintusevich.

1990 Glasgow, Great Britain


Women’s triple jump was included for the first time in the elite competition program, albeit only as a show sport. The victory was taken by Soviet Galina Tsistjakova with a result of 14,14. She also won the long jump gold with 685.

1989 Haag, Netherlands


20-year-old French Marie-Jose Perec ran for the victory in the 200 metres race with 23,21.

1988 Budapest, Hungary


Sweden's Patrik Sjöberg won men´s high jump with a great result of 239. During his sporting career he won total of four European Indoor Championships.

1987 Lievin, France


20-year-old Brit Colin Jackson (7,63) was second behind the Finn Arto Bryggare (7,59) in the 60 metre hurdles. 22-year-old German Dieter Baumann took first shot at success and won the silver medal in the 3000 metres race (7.53,93).

1986 Madrid, Spain


Nelli Cooman (NED) set a new world record of 7,00 as she stormed to a victory. Also, long jumpers Robert Emmijan 832 and Heike Drechsler 718 won with a great results.

1985 Pireus, Greece


21-year-old Soviet Sergei Bubka won the gold medal in pole vault with a result of 570.

1984 Gothenburg, Sweden


17-year-old East German Heidi Krieger got bronze in women’s shot-put with a “reasonable” result of 20,18. Her later career stages include the European Championships gold medal in outdoor tracks in 1986 and a gender correction process.

1983 Budapest, Hungary


20-year-old Italian Stefano Tilli got the gold in 60 metres with a time of 6,63. Tilli was still fourth in the same sport in Ghent 17 years later. He was also engaged to Merlele Ottey for some time.

1982 Milan, Italy


The Czech Jarmila Kratochvilova ran a stunning world record time 49,59 in the 400 metre race. The record still stands.

1981 Grenoble, France


Swedish Linda Haglund got a silver in 50 metres with a time of 6,17. Later that year, Haglund got caught of using anabolic steroids.

1980 Sindelfingen, Germany


Polish Zofia Bielczyk won the 60 metre hurdles with a world record time of 7,77. Outdoors, her best elite competition ranking was the last place in the 1980 Moscow Olympics in 100 metre hurdles finals.

1979 Wien, Austria


Polish Marian Woronin won his first of total of four men’s 60 metres European Championships with a time of 6,57. Outdoors, Woronin's record best result in the 100 metre dash was an impressive 10,00. In the women’s 400 metres, Kratochvilova froze to silver.

1978 Milan, Italy


Italy's Pietro Mennea´s career's only European indoor championship medal – 400 metres gold with a time of 46,51.

1977 San Sebastian, Spain


20-year-old Brit Sebastian Coe took his first elite level win in the 800 metres race with a time of 1.46,4. Icelandic shot putter Hreinn Halldorsson won men´s shot put with a result of 20,56.

1976 Munich, Germany


Greek Vassilios Papageorgopoulos got the silver in the men’s 60 metres. Later during his life, he has served as, for example, The Mayor of Thessaloniki and is currently imprisoned for corruption offenses.

1975 Katowice, Poland


West German Thomas Wessinghage won the first of his total of four European Championships in the men´s 1500 metres race.

1974 Gothenburg, Sweden


The hosting coutry won both the men's and women's 4 x 182 metre relays. In both races only two teams participated.

1973 Rotterdam, Netherlands


First gold in major events for the Czech shot putter Helena Fibingerova with the result of 19,08.

1972 Grenoble, France


French Jacky Boxberger won gold in 1500 metres with a time of 3.45,66. Boxberger died in 2001 after having being stomped by an elephant in Kenya.

1971 Sofia, Bulgaria


Antonina Ivanova from the Soviet Union got bronze in the women’s shot-put competition with a result of 18,69. Ivanova (b. 1932) was ninth in the Munich Olympics the following year - the best track & field Olympic ranking in history of the grandma series!

1970 Wien, Austria


The first official indoor track European Championships. Soviet Tõnu Lepik is the men’s long jump champion with the Estonian indoor record of 805.

1969 Belgrade, Yugoslavia


An interesting relay competition was included in the sports program for the third time: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 laps, a total of 1950 metres. In the men’s competition, only the Polish team got a ranking.

1968 Madrid


In the women’s 4 × 182 metres, West German’s winning time was 1.28.8. It was indeed the only team to reach the finish line in that relay.