The 2003 European Athletics Indoor Cup was held on 15 February 2003 at the Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. It was the inaugural edition of the indoor track and field meeting for international teams, which featured the eight top performing nations from the 2002 European Cup. The event was held before a sell-out crowd of 3069 people and athletes gave a positive reaction to the competition, with 60 metres winner Jason Gardener remarking that "The public, the organisation and the facilities are very good here". This reception led to Leipzig being awarded the hosting rights to the 2004 European Athletics Indoor Cup by the European Athletic Association. Spain won the men's section of the team competition, while Russia took the top women's honours.
The competition comprised nineteen athletics events, ten for men and nine for women. The 400 metres races and medley relays were held in a dual final format, with finishing times determining the ultimate final rankings. The international team points totals were decided by their athletes' finishing positions, with each representative's performance contributing towards their national overall score.
|60 metres||Jason Gardener (GBR)||6.55||Aristotelis Gavelas (GRE)||6.61||Andrey Yepishin (RUS)||6.70|
|400 metres||Marek Plawgo (POL)||46.76||David Canal (ESP)||46.93||Jamie Baulch (GBR)||46.99|
|800 metres||René Herms (GER)||1:48.65||Dmitriy Bogdanov (RUS)||1:49.30||Nicolas Aïssat (FRA)||1:49.43|
|1500 metres||Juan Carlos Higuero (ESP)||3:41.64||Saïd Chébili (FRA)||3:42.27||Zbigniew Graczyk (POL)||3:42.55|
|3000 metres||Yousef El Nasri (ESP)||8:00.28||Jan Fitschen (GER)||8:00.59||Lorenzo Perrone (ITA)||8:01.15|
|60 metres hurdles||Mike Fenner (GER)||7.68||Andrea Giaconi (ITA)||7.74||Ladji Doucouré (FRA)||7.77|
|2000 m medley relay|
| France (FRA)
| Poland (POL)
| Great Britain (GBR)
|High jump||Alessandro Talotti (ITA)||2.28 m||Yaroslav Rybakov (RUS)||2.26 m||Roman Fricke (GER)||2.24 m|
|Long jump||Yago Lamela (ESP)||8.09 m||Ruslan Gataullin (RUS)||7.97 m||Chris Tomlinson (GBR)||7.97 m|
|Shot put||Ralf Bartels (GER)||19.69 m||Manuel Martínez (ESP)||19.60 m||Ivan Yushkov (RUS)||19.58 m|
|60 metres||Christine Arron (FRA)||7.18||Marina Kislova (RUS)||7.24||Esther Möller (GER)||7.30|
|400 metres||Grit Breuer (GER)||51.91||Catherine Murphy (GBR)||52.63||Natalya Antyukh (RUS)||52.66|
|800 metres||Mayte Martínez (ESP)||2:03.14||Jo Fenn (GBR)||2:03.70||Anna Jakubczak (POL)||2:04.03|
|1500 metres||Hayley Tullett (GBR)||4:08.63||Yuliya Kosenkova (RUS)||4:09.10||Lidia Chojecka (POL)||4:10.79|
|3000 metres||Galina Bogomolova (RUS)||8:55.41||Sabrina Mockenhaupt (GER)||8:56.33||Wioletta Janowska (POL)||9:00.77|
|60 metres hurdles||Glory Alozie (ESP)||7.94||Linda Ferga (FRA)||8.06||Flora Rentoumi (GRE)||8.17|
|2000 m medley relay|
| Russia (RUS)
| Germany (GER)
| Romania (ROM)
|Pole vault||Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)||4.65 m||Annika Becker (GER)||4.50 m||Monika Pyrek (POL)||4.30 m|
|Triple jump||Adelina Gavrilă (ROM)||14.23 m||Olga Vasdeki (GRE)||14.07 m||Carlota Castrejana (ESP)||14.01 m|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Russi, Nic (2006-06-14). 1st European Indoor Cup 2003. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-01-23.
- ↑ European Indoor Cup. GBR Athletics/Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-01-23.
- ↑ Second edition of European Indoor Cup will take place in Leipzig. European Athletics (2003-02-16). Retrieved on 2011-01-23.
- European Indoor Cup. GBR Athletics/Athletics Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-01-23.
- 1st Indoor European Cup[dead link]Template:Cbignore. Athletix (archived). Retrieved on 2011-01-23.
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