Giovanni Evangelisti

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Giovanni Evangelisti
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1961-09-11) 11 September 1961 (age 53)
Rimini, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jumper
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Long jump: 8.43 m (1987)

Giovanni Evangelisti (born 11 September 1961 in Rimini) is a retired long jumper from Italy. His greatest achievements were the Olympic bronze medal in 1984 and three World Indoor bronze medals. He finished fourth at the 1988 Olympics.

Biography[edit]

However, he is best remembered for the 1987 World Championships scandal, as in the long jump final the home officials tampered with the measurement of one of Evangelisti's jumps in an attempt to give him the bronze medal. Though initially successful, the scam was eventually exposed by Sandro Donati[1] and others. Larry Myricks of the United States was instated as the rightful bronze medalist.[2][3][4]

He won 11 medals (curiously 9 bronze), at the International athletics competitions.[5] His personal best jump was 8.43 metres, achieved in San Giovanni Valdarno on 16 May 1987. This stood as the Italian record until 2007, when Andrew Howe jumped 8.47. He has 59 caps in national team from 1982 to 1994.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Measure Notes
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 3rd 7.83
European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 6th 7.89
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th 7.70
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 3rd 8.24
1985 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 7.88
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 3rd 7.92
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 8.01
European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 2nd 8.26
World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 8.19
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 8.00
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 4th 8.08w
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th 7.93
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 7.93
European Cup Frankfurt, Germany 3rd 7.76 [7]
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th 8.01 [8]
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 3rd 7.89 [9]
1993 European Cup Rome, Italy 1st 8.04w [7]
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 7.80

National championships[edit]

He has won 9 times the individual national championship.[10][11]

  • 4 wins in the long jump (1981, 1982, 1986, 1992)
  • 5 wins in the long jump indoor (1982, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1994)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Man Who Knows Too Much, Sport Monthly, March 2003, retr from chrisharrisonwriting.com on 2012 10 20
  2. ^ Longman, Jere (1995-08-04). "Pedroso's World Mark In Long Jump in Doubt.". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  3. ^ Donati, Sandro (2000-11-16). "Anti-doping: The Fraud Behind the Stage". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  4. ^ Powell, David (2007-08-24). "Top 10 World Championships controversies". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  5. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "EUROPEAN CUP A FINAL AND SUPER LEAGUE (MEN)". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. ^ He jumped a better measure (8.03) in qualifying.
  9. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  10. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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