European Athletics Championships

Rome, ITA
07 Jun - 12 Jun 2024


European Athletics Championships 

As the jewel in the crown of events organised by European Athletics, the biennial European Athletics Championships are the showcase of the very best that the continental branch of the sport has to offer.

Hosts Italy had their best ever European Athletics Championships in Roma 2024, topping the medal table with eleven gold medals and 24 medals in total. This was the best ever European Athletics Championships by a host nation, surpassing the 20 medals won by Germany when Berlin staged the 2018 European Athletics Championships.

Among the many highlights from the host nation, Leonardo Fabbri and Gianmarco Tamberi broke the championship records in the shot put and high jump respectively while Nadia Battocletti sprinted to victory in both the 5000m and 10,000m. Lamont Marcell Jacobs retained his European 100m title and contributed to Italy's electric victory in the 4x100m while Yemaneberhan Crippa won half marathon gold and led Italy to the team title.

From an international standpoint, Croatia's Sandra Elkasevic won a historic seventh successive European discus title to become the first athlete in championship history to win seven gold medals. Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen also became the first male athlete, at 23, to win six gold medals at the European Athletics Championships courtesy of his third 1500/5000m double. 

In total, an incredible 15 championship records were set in Roma 2024. A full list of records set at the 2024 European Athletics Championships can be found here.

The 2026 European Athletics Championships will be held in Birmingham, Great Britain. 

European Athletics Championships

Stadio Olimpico