Francesco Panetta

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Francesco Panetta
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1963-01-10) January 10, 1963 (age 51)
Siderno, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long distance running
Steeplechase
Club Pro Patria Milano
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 3000 m st: 8:08.57 (1987)
  • 5000 m: 13:06.76 (1994)
  • 10000 m: 27:24.16 (1989)

Francesco Panetta (born 10 January 1963 in Siderno) is a former Italian long-distance runner, who won several medals at international championships in the 1980s.

Biography[edit]

His greatest achievement was the victory at the World Championships' final over 3000m steeplechase in Rome 1987. The previous year he had won a silver medal at the European Championships in Stuttgart only narrowly losing to the East German runner Hagen Melzer. In the 1988 Olympic Final Panetta came ninth. In 1990 he won a European Championship gold medal in Split.

Panetta set several Italian records throughout his career (including 3000m and 10000m). In 1987 he ran the 3000m steeplechase in 8:08.57 min.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Belgium William Van Dijck
Men's Steeple Best Year Performance
1987
Succeeded by
Kenya Julius Kariuki