Giuseppe Gibilisco

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Giuseppe Gibilisco
Giuseppe Gibilisco Berlin 2009.JPG
Personal information
Nickname(s) Gibo
Nationality Italian
Born (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 (age 35)
Syracuse, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Coached by Vitaly Petrov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 5.90 m (2003)

Giuseppe Gibilisco (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe dʒibiˈlisko]; born January 5, 1979 in Syracuse) is an Italian pole vaulter, who won the 2003 World Championships with a personal best of 5.90 m. He followed this with a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Giuseppe Gibilisco won twelve medals (ten of these at senior level), at the International athletics competitions.[1] He has 28 caps in national team from 1998 to 2011.[2] He participated in three Olympic Games and four world championships. In 2007, Gibilisco was suspended by the FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) with a two-year ban, due to his involvement in the "Oil for Drugs" case and his relation with suspect doctor Carlo Santuccione, although he had never tested positive, but two months after the Board of Appeals reverses the ruling and decide for acquittal.[3]

In 2011, he could otterner 5.70, minimum qualification to the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, but the IAAF does not approve because the result obtained in an esibition event in a streets in Landau, Germany.[4] In 2012 he jumped 5:52 m in Liévin, France indoor and, as a result of an injury, not disputing the outdoor season thus losing the possibility to participate in his fourth Olympics.[5]

At the 23 July 2013 he jumped 24 time 5.70 m outdoor, in Italy three other athletes were capable of doing so on six occasions: Fabio Pizzolato (only one jump at 5.75 m), Mauro Maurilio Mariani (three times 5.70 m) and Gianni Iapichino, former Fiona May husband (two times 5.70 m).[6] In the indoor seasons he jumped other six times at least 5.70 m, one time in 2003 and 2010,[7] [8] and 4 times in 2004.[9]

National records[edit]

  • Pole vault: 5.90 m (France Paris, 28 August 2003) - current holder
  • Pole vault indoor: 5.82 m (Ukraine Donetsk, 15 February 2004) - current holder

Progression[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

He finished the season 9 times in world top 25 (5 outdoor, 4 indoor), in 2003 and 2004 he finished in fourth place outdoor, in 2004 he finished 2nd indoor.[10]

Year Time Venue Date World Rank
2013 5.70 m Turkey Mersin 28-6-2013 12th
2011 5.55 m Italy Florence 4-6-2011 47th
2010 5.75 m Spain Barcelona 31-7-2010 13th
2009 5.70 m Italy Formia 24-7-2009 31st
2008 5.65 m China Beijing 20-8-2008 -
2007 5.70 m Greece Athens 2-7-2007 -
2006 5.80 m Greece Athens 3-7-2006 15th
2005 5.83 m Germany Berlin 4-9-2005 9th
2004 5.85 m Greece Athens 27-8-2004 4th
2003 5.90 m France Paris 28-8-2003 4th
2002 5.70 m Greece La Canea 30-6-2002 27th
2001 5.50 m Netherlands Amsterdam 15-7-2001 -
2000 5.70 m Australia Sydney 27-9-2000 -
Switzerland Rüdlingen 12-8-2000
United Kingdom Gateshead 16-7-2000
1999 5.60 m Germany Cuxhaven 23-7-1999 -
1998 5.20 m France Annecy 2-8-1998 -
1997 5.30 m Italy Rieti 2-6-1997 -
1996 5.05 m - - -

Indoor[edit]

Year Time Venue Date World Rank
2013 5.60 m United Kingdom Gateshead 23-6-2013 28th
2012 5.52 m France Liévin 14-2-2012 40th
2011 5.50 m United Kingdom Birmingham 19-2-2011 36th
2010 5.70 m Germany Dessau 2-2-2010 16th
2009 5.50 m Italy Turin 21-2-2009 49th
2007 5.45 m Germany Karlsruhe 11-2-2007
2006 5.60 m Germany Stuttgart 4-2-2006 30th
2004 5.82 m Ukraine Donetsk 15-2-2004 2nd
2003 5.71 m Ukraine Donetsk 16-2-2003 14th
2002 5.60 m Germany Zweibrücken 1-2-2002 28th
2001 5.60 m Ukraine Donetsk 4-2-2001 29th
2000 5.62 m Germany Cologne 6-2-2000 24th

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Result Measure Note
1998 World Junior Championships France Annecy 3rd 5.20
2000 European Cup England Gateshead 4th 5.70
Summer Olympics Australia Sydney 10th 5.50
2001 European U23 Championships Netherlands Amsterdam 3rd 5.50
Mediterranean Games Tunisia Tunis 2nd 5.40 [11]
World Championships Canada Edmonton 23rd NM
2002 European Cup France Annecy 2nd 5.65
European Championships Germany Munchen 10th 5.60
World Military Championships Italy Tivoili 1st 5.50 [12]
2003 World indoor Championships England Birmingham 8th 5.40
European Cup Italy Florence 2nd 5.70
World Championships France Paris 1st 5.90 Sport records icon NR.svg
World Athletics Final Monaco Monte Carlo 6th 5.60
2004 Summer Olympics Greece Athens 3rd 5.85 Sport records icon SB.svg
World Athletics Final Monaco Monte Carlo 6th 5.45 [13]
2005 European Cup Italy Florence 1st 5.80
World Championships Finland Helsinki 5th 5.50
World Athletics Final Monaco Monte Carlo 3rd 5.60
2006 World indoor Championships Hungary Budapest 10th 5.60
European Cup Spain Malaga 2nd 5.65
European Championships Sweden Goteborg 7th 5.50
2008 Summer Olympics China Beijing 11th NM [14]
2009 World Championships Germany Berlin 7th 5.65
2010 World indoor Championships Qatar Doha Qual 5.45
European Team Championships Norway Bergen 3rd 5.60
Athletissima Switzerland Lausanne 6th 5.60
European Championships Spain Barcelona 4th 5.75 Sport records icon SB.svg
2013 European Team Championships United Kingdom Gateshead 2nd 5.60 [15]
Mediterranean Games Turkey Mersin 1st 5.70 Sport records icon CR.svg Sport records icon SB.svg

National championships[edit]

He has won 3 times the individual national championship.[16]

  • 3 wins in the pole vault indoor (2001, 2002, 2004)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1998 AL 2011 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  3. ^ "Disgraced Italian pole vaulter banned for two years". Eurosport. 2007-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Gibilisco, stop IAAF: "Landau una esibizione"" (in italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vince Donato 17,24 a Liévin" (in italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "LISTE ITALIANE ALL TIME - ASTA" (in italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2003". iaaf.org. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2010". iaaf.org. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2004". iaaf.org. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Giuseppe Gibilisco - Top 25 Lists". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mondiali militari, dominio Italia" (in italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "IAAF World Athletics Final". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  14. ^ He jumped 5.65 m in qualifying.
  15. ^ "2013 European Team Championships2013 European Team Championships - Results". EAA. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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