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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Women's 100 metres hurdles

The women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 11 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Irina Korotya
Silver Diane Allahgreen
 Great Britain
Bronze Johanna Halkoaho



11 July
Wind: 1.9 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Irina Korotya  Russia 12.97
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Diane Allahgreen  Great Britain 13.03
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johanna Halkoaho  Finland 13.35
4 Aurelia Trywiańska  Poland 13.50
5 Sandra Turpin  Portugal 13.53
6 Evelina Peltola  Finland 13.56
7 Natalya Davydenko  Russia 13.82
Yelena Ovcharova  Ukraine DNF


11 July
Qualified: first 2 in each heat and 2 best to the Final

Heat 1

Wind: 1.8 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Korotya  Russia 13.34 Q
2 Sandra Turpin  Portugal 13.58 Q
3 Nikola Špinová  Czech Republic 13.65
4 Nadia Waeber   Switzerland 13.70
5 Anna Pettersson  Sweden 13.87
6 Dragana Ciganović  Croatia 14.33

Heat 2

Wind: 1.3 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Yelena Ovcharova  Ukraine 13.43 Q
2 Evelina Peltola  Finland 13.55 Q
3 Aurelia Trywiańska  Poland 13.59 q
4 Natalya Davydenko  Russia 13.59 q
5 Raquel Fraguas  Spain 14.19
Deborah den Boer  Netherlands DNF

Heat 3

Wind: 1.0 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Diane Allahgreen  Great Britain 13.27 Q
2 Johanna Halkoaho  Finland 13.48 Q
3 Alexandra Keil  Germany 13.96
4 Miriam Tschomba  Belgium 14.04
5 Jessica Rodríguez  Spain 14.12
6 Edit Vári  Hungary 14.35


According to an unofficial count, 18 athletes from 15 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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