Gennaro Di Napoli

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Gennaro Di Napoli
Personal information
Nickname(s) Genny
Nationality Italian
Born (1968-03-05) March 5, 1968 (age 46)
Naples, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle-distance running
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Snam Gas Metano
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m: 1:45.84
  • 1,500 m: 3:32.78 (1992)
  • 3,000 m: 7:39.54
  • 5,000 m: 13:17.46 (1995)

Gennaro Di Napoli (born March 5, 1968) is an Italian former middle distance runner.

He won 13 medals at the International athletics competitions, 10 of these at senior level.[1]

Biography[edit]

Di Napoli was born in Naples but moved early in his life to Lombardy, in northern Italy. He excelled in the distances from 800 to 3,000 meters. He won the silver medal at the European Championships in Split 1990 over 1500 metres. He missed out on a medal at the World Championships 1991.

In 1992 Di Napoli scored a sensational victory over the world champion Noureddine Morceli from Algeria at the Golden Gala meeting in Rome. However, he got injured two weeks before the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, where he participated, but failed to reach the final. In 1993 di Napoli won the 3,000 m Indoor World Championships' gold medal; a title which he defended at the 1995 Indoor Championships. However, his achievements in outdoor races remained mixed.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1987 European Junior Championships United Kingdom Birmingham 1500 m 1st 3:52.10 [2]
1990 European Championships Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split 1500 m 2nd 3:38.60
1991 Mediterranean Games Greece Athens 1500 m 1st 3:42.80 [3]
1992 European Indoor Championships Italy Genoa 3000 m 2nd 7:47.24
1993 World Indoor Championships Canada Toronto 3000 m 1st 7:50.26
1995 World Indoor Championships Spain Barcelona 3000 m 1st 7:50.89

National championships[edit]

Gennaro Di Napoli has won 8 times the individual national championship.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "MEDITERRANEAN GAMES". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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