Elisa Cusma

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Elisa Cusma
Elisa Cusma Piccione Berlin 2009.jpg
Elisa Cusma at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin
Personal information
Full name Elisa Cusma Piccione
Nationality Italian
Born (1981-07-24) July 24, 1981 (age 33)
Bologna, Italy
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle-distance
Club C.S. Esercito
Coached by Claudio Guizzardi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m hs: 1'58"63 (2007)
  • 1500 m hs: 4:04.98 (2009)

Elisa Cusma (born 24 July 1981 in Bologna) is a female Italian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

Biography[edit]

She finished seventh at the 2007 World Athletics Final, sixth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, sixth at the 2008 World Athletics Final and won the bronze medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships.[1]

She also competed at the 2005 World Championships, the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 European Indoor Championships, the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final round.[1]

She finished seventh at the inaugural European Team Championships in 2009, finishing with 2:00.93 minutes.She set a personal best time of 1:58.63 minutes at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. She also has a personal best time of 4:09.34 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in June 2007 in Milan.[1] At 2009 World Championships, she finished sixth in the final with 1:58.81 (SB and Second best time).

National championships[edit]

Elisa Cusma has won 18 times the individual national championship.[2][3]

  • 5 wins in the 800 metres (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • 3 wins in the 1500 metres (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 6 wins in the 800 metres indoor (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 4 wins in the 1500 metres indoor (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elisa Cusma profile at IAAF
  2. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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