Giuseppina Leone

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Giuseppina Leone
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Giuseppina Leone (first from left), wins third place at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1934-12-21) December 21, 1934 (age 79)
Turin, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club Sipra Torino
Fiat Torino
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 11.4 (1956)
  • 200 m: 23.7 (1960)

Giuseppina "Giusy" Leone (born 21 December 1934 in Turin) is an Italian athlete, who mainly competed in the 100 metres.

Giuseppina Leone was one of most medallist of the history of the Italy national athletics team, she won six medal in international competitions.

Biography[edit]

She competed for Italy in the 100 metres at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, where she won the bronze medal, .06 seconds ahead of Maria Leontyavna Itkina of the Soviet Union.[1]

In 1954 in the European Championships she won the bronze medal in the 4X100 and in the 100 m finished four and five in the 100 m in 1954 and 1958. In 1956 ran European record in 100 m.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Performance Note
1954 European Championships Switzerland Bern 3rd 4x100 m relay 46.6 [2]
1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome 3rd 100 metres 11.3
6th 200 metres 24.9 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Final". Sports-reference.com. September 2, 1960. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - DONNE". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ She ran twice in a better time: 23.7 in Quarterfinal and 24.5 in Semifinal.

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