European Indoor Championships 2023 Istanbul | Schedule & Results

European Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 Istanbul


The next indoor track & field European Championships will be held in Istanbul, Turkey between 2nd and 5th of March 2023. See the schedule of the competition and further information!
Athletics European Indoor Championships 2023 are held in Istanbul.
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Athletics European Indoor Championships 2023 are held in Istanbul.


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.

In 2023 the indoor European Championships are held in Istanbul, Turkey.


European Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 – Schedule


The Istanbul event begins on Thursday, March 2nd with an evening session and thereafter both morning and evening sessions are competed daily from Friday to Sunday.

The exact timetable has not been announced yet but here is the preliminary schedule.

Thursday 2.3. evening

DisciplineInfo
M 800 mHeats
W High jumpQualification
M Shot putQualification
W 800 mHeats
M Triple jumpQualification
W 3000 mHeats
W Shot putQualification
M 1500 mHeats



Friday 3.3. morning

DisciplineInfo
W pentathlon 60 m 
M Long jumpQualification
W Pole vaultQualification
W pentathlon High jump 
M 400 mHeats
W 400 mHeats
W Triple jumpQualification
W 1500 mHeats
W 60 mHeats
W pentathlon Shot put 

Friday 3.3. evening

DisciplineInfo
M High jumpQualification
W 60 mSemi-finals
W pentathlon Long jump 
M Shot putFinal
M 400 mSemi-finals
W 400 mSemi-finals
W 3000 mFinal
M Triple jumpFinal
W Shot putFinal
W pentathlon 800 m 
W 60 mFinal




Saturday 3.3. morning

DisciplineInfo
M heptathlon 60 m 
M Pole vaultQualification
M 60 mHeats
M heptathlon Long jump 
M 3000 mHeats
W 60 m hurdlesHeats
M heptathlon Shot put 
W Long jumpQualification
M 60 m hurdlesHeats

Saturday 4.3. evening

DisciplineInfo
M heptathlon High jump 
M 60 mSemi-finals
W Pole vaultFinal
W 800 mSemi-finals
M 800 mSemi-finals
W Triple jumpFinal
W 1500 mFinal
M 400 mFinal
W 400 mFinal
M 60 mFinal



Sunday 5.3. morning

DisciplineInfo
M heptathlon 60 m hurdles 
M Long jumpFinal
W High jumpFinal
M 60 m hurdlesSemi-finals
W 60 m hurdlesSemi-finals
M heptathlon Pole vault 

Sunday 5.3. evening

DisciplineInfo
M High jumpFinal
M 4x400 mFinal
M Pole vaultFinal
W 4x400 mFinal
M heptathlon 1000 m 
W Long jumpFinal
M 3000 mFinal
M 800 mFinal
W 800 mFinal
W 60 m hurdlesFinal
M 60 m hurdlesFinal




European Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 - Entry Standards


We will update the entry standards here.


European Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 – Results


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History & Trivia of European Athletics Indoor Championships


2021 Torun, Poland


In women's triple jump we witnessed an intense fight for the gold medals. Patricia Mamona (POR), Ana Peleteiro (ESP) and Neele Eckhardt-Noack (GER) finished within one centimeter with results of 14.53, 14.52 and 14.52. All eight finalists jumped over 14 meters.

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.