Giuseppe Gentile

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Giuseppe Gentile
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1943-09-04) September 4, 1943 (age 71)
Latina, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Triple jump: 17.22 m (1968)
  • Long jump: 7.91 m (1968)

Giuseppe Gentile (born 4 September 1943 in Rome) is a retired Italian triple jumper, who won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.


Giuseppe Gentile won four medals, at senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1] He participated at two editions of the Summer Olympics (1968, 1972), he has 33 caps in national team from 1962 to 1972.[2] After his sporting career, he was also an actor in some films. He appeared opposite Maria Callas in the film version of Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini, in the role of Jason.[3]

World record[edit]


Year Tournament Venue Result Measure Notes
1963 Mediterranean Games Napoli, Italy 2nd 15.50 m
1967 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 2nd 16.04 m
Universiade Tokyo, Japan 3rd 15.84 m
1968 Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico 3rd 17.22 m [4][5]
1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 16th 16.04 m

National championships[edit]

He has won 6 times the individual national championship.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  3. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics: 1896-1980. Triple Jump. p.90.
  4. ^ New world record at the moment of the jump.
  5. ^ He set also the world record in qualyfing with the measure of 17.10 m.
  6. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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Preceded by
Poland Jozef Szmidt
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
1968-10-16 – 1968-10-17
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Viktor Sanyeyev