Dean Capobianco

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Dean Capobianco (born 11 May 1970) is an Australian businessman and former athlete. As an athlete he is best known as a sprinter. He won the 1990 Stawell Gift.

Athletics[edit]

In 1993, he reached his peak in the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, when he set a new personal best of 20.18 seconds over 200 metres.[1]

Controversy[edit]

An IAAF arbitration panel found Capobianco guilty of taking anabolic steroids. IAAF general secretary Istvan Gyulai said that the reinstatement of Capobianco in July 1996 following a report for Athletics Australia by Robert Ellicott, QC, was a mistake. That inquiry cleared Capobianco on a technicality to run in the Olympic Games. In 1996, after months of legal challenge, Capobianco was banned from competition for four years by the IAAF for taking the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol after a meeting in Hengelo.[2] Capobianco raced in Dijon the day prior to Hengelo and returned a negative (clear) drugs test. Capobianco's costs for arbitration were paid by the IAAF and his ban was later reduced to 2 years.

Results[edit]

World Athletics Championships[edit]

Venue Event Place Time
1999 World Championships in Athletics, Seville, Spain 200 m - Men Heats 21.48
1995 World Championships in Athletics, Gothenburg, Sweden 200 m - Men 5th 20.88
1993 World Championships in Athletics, Stuttgart, Germany 200 m - Men 4th 20.18

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Olympics[edit]

Venue Event Place Time
1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona 200 m - Men 1st (Round 1, heat 8) 20.86
1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona 200 m - Men 4th (Round 2, heat 3) 20.61
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 200 m - Men 4th (Qualifying, heat 8) 20.76
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 200 m - Men 7th (Quarter final, heat 2) 21.03
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 4 x 100 m Relay - Men 1st (Qualifying, heat 5) 38.93
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 4 x 100 m Relay - Men disqualified (Semi-final, heat 2)
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 4 x 400 m Relay - Men 4th (Qualifying, heat 1) 3:03.73
1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta 4 x 400 m Relay - Men 7th (Semi-final, heat 1) 3:04.55

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Business career[edit]

Capobianco became a commercial director with ninemsn in early 2011.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Stars of the Year from 1956". WA Sports Federation. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Capobianco banned for taking steroids". coolrunningaustralia. 1997-03-17. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  3. ^ IAAF.org - Results
  4. ^ Athlete: Dean Capobianco - Australian Olympic Committee