Giovanni De Benedictis

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Giovanni De Benedictis
Personal information
Nickname(s) Gianni
Nationality Italian
Born (1968-01-08) January 8, 1968 (age 46)
Pescara, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Club C.S. Carabinieri
Coached by Mario De Benedictis
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 3 km walk: 11:35.34
  • 10 km walk: 39:42.50
  • 20 km walk: 1:20:29
  • 30 km walk: 2:09:25
  • 50 km walk: 3:48:06

Giovanni De Benedictis (born January 8, 1968 in Pescara) is a retired Italian race walker.

Biography[edit]

Giovanni De Benedictis won 9 medals at individual level, 7 of these at senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1] He participated at five editions of the Summer Olympics (from 1988 to 2004), he has 42 caps in seventeen years in national team from 1987 to 2004.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 3rd 10 km
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 4th 10 km
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, England 1st 10 km
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 9th 20 km
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 3rd 5000 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 5000 m
World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 14th 20 km
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 2nd 5000 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th 20 km
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 5000 m
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 5th 20 km
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 20 km
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st 5000 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 20 km
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 7th 20 km
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 20 km
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 20 km
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 12th 50 km
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DSQ 50 km
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 27th 20 km
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 20 km
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 20 km
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 20 km
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 8th 20 km
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 11th 20 km
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th 20 km
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 15th 50 km
World Championships Edmonton, Canada DNF 50 km
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany DSQ 50 km
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 10th 50 km
Olympic Games Athens, Greece DSQ 50 km

National championships[edit]

Giovanni De Benedictis has won 29 times the individual national championship, thrird of all-time after Abdon Pamich (40) and Antonio Ambu (34).[3][4]

  • 9 wins in the 10000 m walk (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002)
  • 8 wins in the 20 km walk (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001)
  • 2 wins in the 50 km walk (2004, 2006)
  • 10 wins in the 5000 metres walk indoor (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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