Emanuele Di Gregorio

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Emanuele Di Gregorio
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Emanuele Di Gregorio (right) with Simone Collio at Barcelona 2010
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1980-12-13) December 13, 1980 (age 33)
Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club C.S. Aeronautica Militare
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10"17 (2009)

Emanuele Di Gregorio (born December 13, 1980 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Italy.[1]

Biography[edit]

Di Gregorio represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Fabio Cerutti, Simone Collio and Jacques Riparelli. In their qualification heat they were disqualified and eliminated.[1] He achieved a new personal best at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin with a 6.56-second run for the 60 metres dash. A photo-finish revealed he came in third just ahead of Great Britain's Simeon Williamson (6.57).

He succeed at regional level with a silver medal in the 100 m at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, before adding the relay gold to his honours. He ran at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, reaching the 100 m quarter-finals and he also helped the men's 4 x 100 metres relay team to sixth in the final.

He ran a personal best in the 100 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, finishing in 10.17 seconds into a headwind to earn himself a place in the event final. He finished seventh in his first major outdoor final. He scored his first Italian record in the 100 m relay event with the men's team, who took the silver behind France in a record time of 38.17 seconds.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Emanuele di Gregorio, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 29, 2008

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