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The History of the Gymnasiade



The Gymnasiade is the most important multi-discipline championships open to school athletes. The organising structure is under the control of ISF – the International Schoolsport Federation, an organisation created in 1971 during the Conference of Vienna, where the Ministries of instruction and education from many European countries had gathered. The ISF, which counts today 70 member countries, has welcomed since 1972 the entrance of non-European countries. Athletics was obviously one of the main sports scheduled during the Gymnasiade. And from the list of winners, one can understand the high level of the championships. Student athletes who are under 17 throughout the year of the championships, which means "under 18", can take part in the Gymnasiade. No more than two athletes per country can participate in each discipline. The IAAF has considered the experience of the Gymnasiade to establish the technical programme of the 1st IAAF World Youth Championships to be held in Bydgoszcz.

Gymnasiade 1974-1998
(compiled by Raul Leoni)

1.Firenze (ITA), 7-8/6/74
2.Orléans (FRA), 26/6/76
3.Izmir (TUR), 22-23/7/78
4.Torino (ITA), 6-7/6/80
5.Lille (FRA), 4-6/6/82
6.Firenze (ITA), 7-9/6/84
7.Nice (FRA), 4-6/6/86
8.Barcelona (ESP), 6-8/7/88
9.Bruges (BEL), 24-27/5/90
10.Caen (FRA), 5-8/7/92
11.Nicosia (CYP), 17-20/5/94
1996 not held
12.Shanghai (CHN), 14-17/10/98

Men’s Events
100m
1974* Miguel Angel Arnau ESP 10.6m
1976* Giovanni Grazioli (+1.0) ITA 10.51
1978* Bruno Jankowski (-2.5) FRA 11.26
1980* Jean-François Angelie (-0.5) FRA 10.86
1982* Steven Eden (+0.4) ENG 10.66
1984* Ivan Sgaria (-0.8) ITA 10.83
1986* Pascal Theophile (-0.8) FRA 10.79
1988* Juha Olava (+2.0) FIN 10.83
1990* David Jackson (-1.0) ENG 10.97
1992* Marcin Krzywanski (+3.9) POL 10.72
1994* Liu Xing (-?) CHN 10.76
1996* not held
1998* Fabrice Calligny (-0.0) FRA 10.71
200m
1974* not held
1976* Antonios Georgallides CYP 21.40
1978* Denis Favrot (0.0) FRA 21.94
1980* Jean-Jacques Boussemart (+0.1) FRA 21.63
1982* Steven Eden (+0.3) ENG 21.45
1984* Thierry Freré (-0.0) FRA 21.68
1986* Jean-Daniel Allagui (-1.6) FRA 22.04
1988* Stefano Paladini (+1.3) ITA 21.69
1990* Darren Campbell (-1.8) ENG 21.60
1992* Jon Anderson (+2.6) ENG 21.45
1994* Graham Beasley (+0.9) ENG 22.07
1996* not held
1998* Cao Xuezheng (+1.7) CHN 21.49
400m
1974* Ndubuisi Dele Udo NGR 49.2m
1976* Antonio Eusebio Ferreira Dias BRA 47.78
1978* Andrea Spagnol ITA 48.65
1980* Joaquin Cruz Carvalho BRA 48.02
1982* Rosan Rauzduel FRA 49.03
1984* Predrag Melnjak YUG 47.81
1986* Peter Crampton ENG 47.37
1988* Jean-Philippe Brunel FRA 49.14
1990* Kostas Kenderis GRE 47.79
1992* Emiliano Bertuzzi ITA 48.40
1994* Gunther de Kie BEL 47.80
1996* not held
1998* Mandla Nkosi RSA 47.17
800m
1974* Paul Millet FRA 1:55.4m
1976* Marco De Angelis ITA 1:57.2a
1978* Mario Lala ITA 1:54.45
1980* Joaquin Cruz Carvalho BRA 1:49.63
1982* n/a
1984* Jean-Joseph Hector FRA 1:55.64
1986* Kevin McKay ENG 1:51.98
1988* Niklas Norling SWE 1:54.74
1990* Davide Cadoni ITA 1:52.84
1992* Jan Soltys POL 1:51.93
1994* Andrew Young SCO 1:52.50
1996* not held
1998* Florent Lacasse FRA 1:49.56
1500m
1974* not held
1976* Claudio Patrignani ITA 3:56.3a
1978* Miguel Angel Lindoso ESP 3:59.81
1980* Raf Wijns BEL 3:54.0a
1982* Andrew Rodgers ENG 3:56.16
1984* Robert Banai HUN 3:52.93
1986* Savino Tondo ITA 3:57.91
1988* Du Dunliang CHN 3:54.71
1990* Marchoud MAR 3:54.70
1992* Juan José Vina ESP 3:57.89
1994* Ivan Manjon ESP 3:49.12
1996* not held
1998* Cai Jinquan CHN 3:59.00
3000m
1974* José Luis Gonzalez ESP 8:23.4m
1976* Fethi Baccouche TUN 8:35.4a
1978* Hanifi Atmaca TUR 8:28.85
1980* Stefano Mei ITA 8:25.2a
1982* n/a
1984* Salvatore Signorino ITA 8:26.31
1986* Haydar Dogan TUR 8:18.22
1988* Oriol Nin Barrull ESP 8:30.43
1990* Belasri MAR 8:26.30
1992* Reyes Estevez ESP 8:19.78
1994* Miloud Abaoub ALG 8:21.58
1996* not held
1998* Paul Ascanl RSA 8:27.14
1500m st
1974* not held
1976* not held
1978* not held
1980* not held
1982* not held
1984* Robert Banai HUN 4:08.95
1986* Jonny Petren SWE 4:15.79
1988* Benito Dieguez ESP 4:12.11
1990* Alessandro Briana ITA 4:11.01
1992* Luciano Di Pardo ITA 4:10.70
1994* Antonio Alvarez ESP 4:10.96
1996* not held
1998* Mate Nemeth HUN 4:09.37
110hs (0.91m)
1974* Angel Horcajada ESP 14.1m
1976* Philippe Goulletquer (+1.2) FRA 14.00
1978* Patrick Solal (+2.0) FRA 14.16
1980* Mika Harju (0.0) FIN 14.34
1982* Paul Brice ENG 14.41
1984* Philippe Tourret (-0.4) FRA 13.54
1986* Philippe Maymat (-0.5) FRA 14.08
1988* Thierry Herbe (+0.6) FRA 13.65
1990* Fredrik Lindberg (-0.6) SWE 14.17
1992* Laurent Garnier (+2.7) FRA 13.91
1994* Liu Xing (+0.9) CHN 13.56
1996* not held
1998* Shen Zhensheng (-0.0) CHN 13.57
400hs (0.84m)
1974* not held
1976* not held
1978* not held
1980* not held
1982* Ignacio Huedo (320hs) ESP 41.22
1984* Pascal Maran FRA 52.63
1986* David Petit FRA 53.34
1988* Henrik Wistam SWE 53.10
1990* Jean-Sebastien Dauch FRA 52.25
1992* Pierre-Alain Menneron FRA 53.66
1994* Lambros Zevakos GRE 52.73
1996* not held
1998* Luca Bortolaso ITA 51.71
High Jump
1974* Arnaud Segond FRA 2.07
1976* Werner Prenner AUT 2.11
1978* Roberto Cerri ITA 2.21
1980* Zhu Jianhua CHN 2.19
1982* Femi Abejide ENG 2.15
1984* Pascal Lerus FRA 2.12
1986* Artur Partyka POL 2.18
1988* Philippe Lami FRA 2.09
1990* Steve Smith ENG 2.16
1992* Oskari Frosen FIN 2.16
1994* Attila Zsivotzky HUN 2.20
1996* not held
1998* Cui Kai CHN 2.17
Pole Vault
1974* Denis Barboza FRA 4.50
1976* Thierry Vigneron FRA 4.60
1978* Charles Renaud FRA 4.70
1980* Gerald Kager AUT 4.70
1982* Arto Peltoniemi FIN 5.10
1984* David Prosi FIN 4.90
1986* Christophe Mattei FRA 4.90
1988* Jean-Michel Godard FRA 5.00
1990* Nick Buckfield ENG 4.70
1992* Przemyslaw Gurin POL 5.05
1994* Mathieu Boisrond FRA 4.80
1996* not held
1998* Filippos Sgouros GRE 4.90
Long Jump
1974* José Luis Rodriguez ESP 7.05
1976* Michail Rodosthenous CYP 7.44
1978* Waldemar Golanko POL 7.19
1980* Zheng Zhujia (0.0) CHN 7.04
1982* Jan-Anders Willen (+1.8) SWE 7.52
1984* Jesus Olivan (+4.5) ESP 7.60w
1986* René Zeman (+0.8) AUT 7.20
1988* Maurizio Fusari (+2.1) ITA 7.35w
1990* Zhang Ju (-0.3) CHN 7.59
1992* Ronald Servius FRA 7.19
1994* Richard Chastan (+0.7) FRA 7.47
1996* not held
1998* Leslie Djhoné (-1.3) FRA 7.48
Triple Jump
1974* not held
1976* Alberto Raffaelli (+1.2) ITA 15.05
1978* Maurizio Bellucci ITA 15.21
1980* Gabriele Perusi (-1.0) ITA 15.01
1982* Jan-Anders Willen (+0.4) SWE 15.43
1984* Lahor Marinovic (+4.4) YUG 14.99w
1986* Stewart Faulkner (+2.3) ENG 15.28w
1988* Emanuele Cocco (+2.2) ITA 14.94w
1990* Zhang Jun (+2.0) CHN 15.72
1992* Pierre-Alexandre Vial FRA 15.30
1994* Colomba Fofana (+0.8) FRA 15.49
1996* not held
1998* Yu Ning (-0.2) CHN 15.17
Shot Putt (5kg) (*) = 6kg
1974* Bruno Zecchi ITA 18.60
1976* Robert Gressier FRA 17.05*
1978* Regino Perez ESP 15.81*
1980* Francisco Fuentes ESP 16.60*
1982* Chris Ellis ENG 19.03
1984* Jean-Philippe Revailler FRA 16.77*
1986* Johann Svensson SWE 16.66*
1988* Sergio Moliner ESP 17.24*
1990* Milan Haborak TCH 19.30
1992* Ville Tiisanoja FIN 19.79
1994* Mikko Dannback FIN 17.76
1996* not held
1998* Dong Enxin CHN 19.86
Discus Throw (1.75kg)
1974* Abderrazzak Benhassine TUN 47.04
1976* Karl Janik FRA 51.50
1978* Jari Pyykko FIN 50.30
1980* Zhang Yingbo CHN 52.48
1982* Pasi Heikkila FIN 52.76
1984* Attila Horvath HUN 57.32
1986* Petri Koskinen FIN 51.10
1988* Malek Al Shammary KUW 49.56
1990* Evangelos Alatsatianos GRE 51.92
1992* Timo Sinervo FIN 55.14
1994* Yves Niaré FRA 53.20
1996* not held
1998* Sun Guichuan CHN 55.23
Hammer Throw (*) = 6kg
1974* not held
1976* not held
1978* not held
1980* not held
1982* Pasi Heikkila FIN 62.96*
1984* Raphael Piolanti FRA 65.54*
1986* Christophe Epalle FRA 63.84*
1988* Laurent Aletti FRA 73.72
1990* David Chaussinand FRA 70.72
1992* Tapio Kolunsarka FIN 74.42
1994* Maciej Palyszko POL 79.64
1996* not held
1998* Li Zhongqun CHN 76.59
Javelin Throw (0.700kg)
1974* not held
1976* Arto Harkonen FIN 74.24
1978* Pierre Beaudoin FRA 68.18
1980* Tero Saviniemi FIN 69.64
1982* Jukka Lakkala FIN 69.12
1984* Jari Nakki FIN 69.74
1986* Petri Castren FIN 74.88
1988* Tommi Viskari FIN 77.36
1990* Jani Jutila FIN 72.82
1992* Matti Narhi FIN 73.00
1994* Harri Haatainen FIN 73.48
1996* not held
1998* Gerhardus Pienaar RSA 78.46
5000m walking
1974* not held
1976* not held
1978* not held
1980* not held
1982* Massimiliano Rossignoli ITA 22:15.48
1984* Giovanni De Benedictis ITA 22:06.55
1986* German Nieto ESP 21:08.41
1988* Sergio Roca ESP 21:15.00
1990* Michele Didoni ITA 21:35.38
1992* Wojciech Szela POL 21:47.40
1994* Wang Yinhang CHN 21:16.52
1996* not held
1998* Douglas Connolly AUS 21:43.38
4x100m
1974* Italy ITA 41.6m
1976* France FRA 41.45
1978* France FRA 42.55
1980* France FRA 41.68
1982* France FRA 41.89
1984* France FRA 41.75
1986* France FRA 41.58
1988* Italy ITA 41.85
1990* England ENG 41.47
1992* France FRA 42.46
1994* France FRA 41.64
1996* not held
1998* Italy ITA 41.94
4x400m
1974* not held
1976* not held
1978* not held
1980* not held
1982* not held
1984* Yugoslavia YUG 3:15.83
1986* England ENG 3:17.00
1988* Italy ITA 3:18.62
1990* France FRA 3:20.76
1992* Italy ITA 3:20.21
1994* Italy ITA 3:16.38
1996* not held
1998* South Africa RSA 3:14.19
Women’s Events
100m
1974* Christiane Banq FRA 12.2m
1976* Esmeralda Freitas (+0.3) BRA 11.77
1978* Véronique Desbiendras FRA 12.07
1980* Laurence Bily (0.0) FRA 11.83
1982* Fabienne Ficher FRA 11.56
1984* Annarita Balzani (-1.1) ITA 12.08
1986* Dagmar Holbl (-2.5) AUT 12.40
1988* Lucrecia Jardim (-0.7) POR 11.73
1990* Bai Liqun (-0.5) CHN 11.95
1992* Katja Simola (+3.3) FIN 11.80w
1994* Fabe Dia (-1.8) FRA 11.92
1996* not held
1998* Sandra Dufour (-0.0) FRA 12.09
200m
1974* Not held
1976* Marie-Reine Gross (+2.7) FRA 24.05w
1978* Helga Brustle AUT 25.18
1980* Dominique Procope (+0.1) FRA 23.88
1982* n/a
1984* Véronique Clachet (+0.6) FRA 24.28
1986* Sonia Middeton (-3.3) GBR 24.84
1988* Lucrecia Jardim (+2.2) POR 24.01w
1990* Diane Smith (+0.8) ENG 23.67
1992* Emma Holmqvist (+2.6) SWE 24.20w
1994* Susan Williams (-2.1) ENG 25.20
1996* not held
1998* Wang Guanjun (+1.0) CHN 24.55
400m
1974* Not held
1976* Elisabeth Petutschnig AUT 55.87
1978* Nathalie Simon FRA 54.77
1980* Nevia Pistrino ITA 55.46
1982* Christine Jaunin FRA 55.40
1984* Ulrike Alge AUT 55.79
1986* Ulrike Alge AUT 54.69
1988* Patricia Djaté FRA 55.18
1990* Androula Sialou CYP 56.07
1992* Marie Westerlund SWE 54.46
1994* Miriam Masekova SVK 55.02
1996* not held
1998* Yang Junli CHN 53.46
800m
1974* Gali Toyb ISR 2:14.1m
1976* n/a
1978* Gloria Palle ESP 2:10.75
1980* Vesna Ursic YUG 2:10.99
1982* Florence Giolitti FRA 2:08.24
1984* Rossana Morabito ITA 2:08.02
1986* Pia Lautala FIN 2:09.06
1988* Najat Ouali MAR 2:10.69
1990* Severine Foulon FRA 2:08.30
1992* Adoracion Garcia ESP 2:07.44
1994* Tytti Reho FIN 2:06.10
1996* not held
1998* Shi Shengda CHN 2:10.06
1500m
1974* Not held
1976* Lucie Drouault FRA 4:39.3a
1978* Tsui Yunmei CHN 4:31.66
1980* Gu Qin CHN 4:41.0a
1982* Elise Lyon ENG 4:31.63
1984* Satu Levela FIN 4:25.42
1986* Pia Lautala FIN 4:26.37
1988* Zheng Guixia CHN 4:26.10
1990* Anja Smolders BEL 4:22.08
1992* Marta Dominguez ESP 4:22.99
1994* Xiao Guohong CHN 4:25.42
1996* not held
1998* Tineke Boonen BEL 4:30.92
100hs (0.81) (*)=0.76
1974* Patrizia Lombardo ITA 14.0m*
1976* Pascale Grolhier (+1.1) FRA 14.33
1978* Lena Spoof FIN 14.08
1980* Valerie Frehaut (0.0) FRA 14.48
1982* Elisa Mosconi ITA 14.32*
1984* Carla Tuzzi (+1.0) ITA 13.88
1986* Mari-José Mardomingo (-3.0) ESP 14.27
1988* Regina Gabarro (+1.3) ESP 14.00
1990* Nathalie Ferreira (-1.4) FRA 14.26
1992* Theresa Crosbie (+1.5) SCO 13.55*
1994* Eveliina Peltola (+0.5) FIN 14.09
1996* not held
1998* Wang Ni (-1.0) CHN 13.68
400hs
1974* Not held
1976* Not held
1978* Not held
1980* Not held
1982* Simonetta Bellandi (320hs) ITA 48.07
1984* Simonetta Bellandi ITA 60.14
1986* Miriam Alonso ESP 61.0m
1988* Stella Theocharous CYP 59.95
1990* Francesca Delon ITA 60.19
1992* Jenny Jargren SWE 60.36
1994* Annika Kumlin FIN 60.47
1996* not held
1998* Wang Ni CHN 58.68
High Jump
1974* Susanne Sundqvist FIN 1.76
1976* M.Foscara Pettoello ITA 1.77
1978* Alessandra Fossati ITA 1.77
1980* Alessandra Fossati ITA 1.82
1982* Sabine Skvara AUT 1.82
1984* Isabelle Chevalier FRA 1.82
1986* Brigitte Pock AUT 1.83
1988* Petra Bader SWE 1.79
1990* Katja Kilpi FIN 1.83
1992* Tanja Leinonen FIN 1.78
1994* Yulia Lyakhova RUS 1.82
1996* not held
1998* Gaelle Niaré FRA 1.84
Long Jump
1974* Marie-Andrée Quinchon FRA 5.64
1976* n/a
1978* Cristina Bobbi ITA 6.12
1980* Solli Huotari FIN 5.86
1982* Joanne Mulliner ENG 5.89
1984* Maria Drakou (+0.7) CYP 5.95
1986* Caroline Claire (+2.6) FRA 5.99w
1988* Paula Silmala (+0.8) FIN 6.01
1990* Karin Hogberg (+2.4) SWE 6.14w
1992* Heli Koivula FIN 6.19
1994* Peng Fengmei (-0.5) CHN 6.39
1996* not held
1998* Celia Harmenil (-0.7) FRA 5.97
Shot Putt (3kg) (*)=4kg
1974* Veronika Carmo Brunner BRA 15.67
1976* Erja Tulikanto FIN 14.67
1978* Hsumin CHN 15.19
1980* Peng Qinyun CHN 17.18
1982* Zhou Tianhua CHN 17.70
1984* Maria Tranchina ITA 15.56
1986* Paivi Salonen FIN 15.53
1988* Minna Nousiainen FIN 15.51
1990* Marika Tuliniemi FIN 18.10
1992* Martina De la Puente ESP 16.23
1994* Qian Chunhua CHN 18.03
1996* not held
1998* Hong Mei CHN 16.15*
Discus Throw
1974* Maristella Bano ITA 41.10
1976* Marja-Leena Larpi FIN 46.06
1978* Liu CHN 45.90
1980* Yu Hourun CHN 45.50
1982* Zheng CHN 43.38
1984* Paivi Hameenkorpi FIN 45.78
1986* Amanda Barnes GBR 42.68
1988* Paivi Hautaniemi FIN 48.62
1990* Gao Yuhua CHN 49.32
1992* Zafiria Kretsi GRE 44.90
1994* Liu Weiying CHN 52.42
1996* not held
1998* Hong Mei CHN 52.51
Javelin Throw
1974* Not held
1976* Olga Maria Verissimo BRA 45.70
1978* Sylvie Brossier FRA 46.50
1980* Laurence Czechowski FRA 42.54
1982* Xin Xiaoli CHN 48.88
1984* Fani Berberidou GRE 47.36
1986* Ines Staudigl AUT 51.48
1988* Veronica Becuzzi ITA 48.46
1990* Agnes Preisinger HUN 55.10
1992* Antigoni Vourdouli GRE 57.52
1994* Chu Chunxia CHN 55.16
1996* not held
1998* Yin Chunmei CHN 54.62
3km walking
1974* Not held
1976* Not held
1978* Not held
1980* Not held
1982* Helen Ringshaw ENG 15:19.95
1984* Begona Miranda ESP 14:18.12
1986* Mari Cruz Diaz ESP 14:17.10
1988* Zuo Xiaohui CHN 14:02.41
1990* Sun Yan CHN 12:54.33
1992* n/a
1994* Jiang Guoqin CHN 13:48.02
1996* not held
1998* Liu Chang CHN 13:19.68
4x100m
1974* Italy ITA 47.3m
1976* France FRA 46.59
1978* France FRA 46.13
1980* France FRA 45.94
1982* France FRA 47.04
1984* France FRA 46.41
1986* Austria AUT 47.32
1988* Austria AUT 47.18
1990* France FRA 47.32
1992* n/a
1994* England ENG 45.99
1996* not held
1998* France FRA 46.02
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