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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Women's 200 metres

The women's 200 metres event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 12 and 13 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Hana Benešová
 Czech Republic
Silver Shanta Ghosh
Bronze Katia Benth



13 July
Wind: 1.7 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hana Benešová  Czech Republic 22.57 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shanta Ghosh  Germany 22.80
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Katia Benth  France 23.19
4 Annemarie Kramer  Netherlands 23.24
5 Fabé Dia  France 23.29
6 Tatyana Lukyanenko  Ukraine 23.31
7 Olga Maksimova  Russia 23.87
8 Natalya Sologub  Belarus 23.93


12 July
Qualified: first 3 in each heat and 2 best to the Final

Heat 1

Wind: 1.9 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fabé Dia  France 23.70 Q
2 Tatyana Lukyanenko  Ukraine 23.78 Q
3 Annemarie Kramer  Netherlands 23.90 Q
4 Nancy Kette  Germany 24.13
5 Yuliya Vertyanova  Russia 24.29
6 Manuela Grillo  Italy 24.70
7 Elena Corcoles  Spain 24.76

Heat 2

Wind: 1.9 m/s

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Shanta Ghosh  Germany 23.09 Q
2 Katia Benth  France 23.42 Q
3 Hana Benešová  Czech Republic 23.55 Q
4 Natalya Sologub  Belarus 23.82 q
5 Olga Maksimova  Russia 23.91 q
6 Elena Apollonio  Italy 24.00
7 Vyara Georgieva  Bulgaria 24.10
8 Kristina Lörincz  Hungary 24.44


According to an unofficial count, 15 athletes from 11 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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