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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Women's 800 metres

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


Gold Irina Nedelenko
Silver Dorota Fiut
Bronze Lyudmila Goncharova



13 July

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Irina Nedelenko  Ukraine 2:01.72
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dorota Fiut  Poland 2:02.44
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lyudmila Goncharova  Russia 2:02.72
4 Claudia Gesell  Germany 2:03.76
5 Virginie Fouquet  France 2:04.39
6 Judit Varga  Hungary 2:04.78
7 Claudia Salvarani  Italy 2:05.32
8 Irina Krakoviak  Lithuania 2:08.15


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

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorota Fiut  Poland 2:05.31 Q
2 Irina Krakoviak  Lithuania 2:05.47 Q
3 Mioara Cosulianu  Romania 2:05.55
4 Jeina Mitchell  Great Britain 2:06.04
5 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 2:06.43
6 Peggy Müller  Germany 2:08.43
7 Eva Kasalová  Czech Republic 2:08.44

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Goncharova  Russia 2:03.39 Q
2 Claudia Gesell  Germany 2:03.57 Q
3 Claudia Salvarani  Italy 2:03.88 q
4 Virginie Fouquet  France 2:04.07 q
5 Nuria Fernández  Spain 2:06.05
6 Inna Konovalenko  Belarus 2:08.41

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Irina Nedelenko  Ukraine 2:04.46 Q
2 Judit Varga  Hungary 2:04.79 Q
3 Irina Mistyukevich  Russia 2:04.86
4 Brigitte Mühlbacher  Austria 2:05.09
5 Lara Zulian  Italy 2:09.64
Sandra Stals  Belgium DNF


According to an unofficial count, 19 athletes from 16 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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