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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Men's 800 metres

The men's 800 metres event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 11, 12, and 13 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Andrea Longo
Silver André Bucher
Bronze Grzegorz Krzosek



13 July

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andrea Longo  Italy 1:46.49
2nd place, silver medalist(s) André Bucher   Switzerland 1:47.13
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Grzegorz Krzosek  Poland 1:47.45
4 Tim Rogge  Belgium 1:47.77
5 James Nolan  Ireland 1:47.98
6 Viktors Lācis  Latvia 1:48.49
7 Artyom Mastrov  Russia 1:48.74
8 Wojciech Kałdowski  Poland 1:49.48


12 July
Qualified: first 4 in each to the Final

Semifinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Grzegorz Krzosek  Poland 1:49.57 Q
2 André Bucher   Switzerland 1:49.62 Q
3 James Nolan  Ireland 1:49.85 Q
4 Artyom Mastrov  Russia 1:49.91 Q
5 Felix Leiter  Germany 1:50.13
6 Sergey Yakovlev  Belarus 1:50.70
7 Filip Jedlík  Czech Republic 1:51.07
8 Mickaël Hotyat  France 1:52.77

Semifinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andrea Longo  Italy 1:48.49 Q
2 Viktors Lācis  Latvia 1:48.80 Q
3 Wojciech Kałdowski  Poland 1:48.82 Q
4 Tim Rogge  Belgium 1:48.87 Q
5 Roman Tarasov  Russia 1:48.91
6 Umet Uusorg  Estonia 1:49.69
7 Martin Jareš  Czech Republic 1:49.97
8 Nuno Lopes  Portugal 1:50.82


11 July
Qualified: first 4 in each heat and 4 best to the Semifinal

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tim Rogge  Belgium 1:52.71 Q
2 Artyom Mastrov  Russia 1:52.73 Q
3 James Nolan  Ireland 1:52.77 Q
4 Viktors Lācis  Latvia 1:52.79 Q
5 István Nagy  Hungary 1:52.79
6 Pedro Esteso  Spain 1:52.89
7 Yoseph Gizatcho  Israel 1:54.47
8 Dalibor Balgač  Croatia 1:54.54

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 André Bucher   Switzerland 1:49.36 Q
2 Grzegorz Krzosek  Poland 1:49.36 Q
3 Nuno Lopes  Portugal 1:49.41 Q
4 Roman Tarasov  Russia 1:49.46 Q
5 Mickaël Hotyat  France 1:49.70 q
6 Umet Uusorg  Estonia 1:50.21 q
7 Martin Jareš  Czech Republic 1:50.63 q
8 Felix Leiter  Germany 1:50.76 q

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Andrea Longo  Italy 1:50.19 Q
2 Wojciech Kałdowski  Poland 1:50.54 Q
3 Sergey Yakovlev  Belarus 1:50.74 Q
4 Filip Jedlík  Czech Republic 1:50.93 Q
5 Jean-Gilles Talin  France 1:51.12
6 José Antonio Redolat  Spain 1:52.97
7 Constantinos Hadjimarcou  Cyprus 1:53.87


According to an unofficial count, 23 athletes from 18 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava 2011 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK - 1st European Athletics U23 Championships - Turku, Finland 10.7. - 13.7.1997 (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 5–16, retrieved 24 October 2014
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed, European Championships for Under 23 (Turku, Finland),, archived from the original on 12 November 2007, retrieved 24 October 2014((citation)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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