Gabriella Dorio

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Gabriella Dorio
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1957-06-27) 27 June 1957 (age 57)
Veggiano, Italy
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle distance running
Club Iveco Torino
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m: 1:57.66 (1980)
  • 1500 m: 3:58.65 (1982)

Gabriella Dorio (born 27 June 1957 in Veggiano, Veneto) is an Italian former athlete and Olympic gold winner. She won two medals, at senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1]

Biography[edit]

She first participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics, placing fourth in the 1500 metres race. She won the gold medal at the 1982 European Indoor Championships, the bronze medal at the 1982 European Championships, and finally the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, beating the Romanians Doina Melinte (silver) and Maricica Puică (bronze).

She has 65 caps in national team from 1973 to 1991.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1973 European Junior Championships 8th 800 m
1974 European Championships Rome, Italy 9th 1,500 m
1975 European Junior Championships 3rd 1,500 m
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 6th 1,500 m
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 6th 1,500 m
1979 Mediterranean Games Split, Yugoslavia 1st 800 m
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 8th 800 m
4th 1,500 m
1982 European Indoor Championships Milano, Italy 1st 1,500 m
European Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 1,500 m
1983 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 1,500 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 1,500 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 1,500 m
Olympic Games Los Angeles California, USA 4th 800 m
1st 1,500 m

National championships[edit]

Gabriella Dorio has won 23 times the individual national championship.[3][4]

  • 7 wins in the 800 metres (1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  • 10 wins in the 1500 metres (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
  • 2 wins in the 800 metres indoor (1978, 1979)
  • 2 wins in the 1500 metres indoor (1981, 1983)
  • 2 wins in the cross country running (1976, 1983)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - DONNE". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  3. ^ "ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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