Libania Grenot

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Libania Grenot
Libania Grenot Zurich 2014.jpg
Libania Grenot at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 31)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 50.30(2008)

Libania Grenot Martinez (born 12 July 1983) is a Cuban-born Italian female athlete specialising in the 400 metres.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Santiago de Cuba on 12 July 1983, she started her sports career in track and field athletics. In 2006 she married an Italian man and relocated to Casalpalocco, a borough in Rome. She acquired Italian citizenship in 2008. She broke the Italian record at 400 meters with a time of 50.83 seconds. This performance took place in Beijing during the semi-final of the 400 meters. Despite this effort Grenot did not reach the final.[2] In 2009 she won a gold medal for the 400 meters at the XVI Mediterranean Games with a time of 50.30 seconds, a new Italian record.[3]

In 2014, she was first in the 400 meters at the European Championships, becoming the first Italian woman to win an international track title since 1938.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th 400 m 54.43
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 9th (h) 4×400 m 3:28.68
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 4th 400 m 52.23
5th 4×400 m 3:28.79
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 400 m 51.53
3rd 4x400 m 3:33.85
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 34th (h) 400 m 53.05
Representing  Italy
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th (sf) 400 m 50.83
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st 400 m 50.30
World Championships Berlin, Germany 12th (sf) 400 m 50.85
12th (h) 4×400 m 3:31.05
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 400 m 50.43
4th 4×400 m 3:25.71
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (h) 4×400 m 3:26.48
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 400 m 52.57
10th (h) 4×400 m 3:31.64
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th (sf) 400 m 51.18
11th (h) 4×400 m 3:29.01
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 2nd 200 m 23.20
World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th (sf) 400 m 50.47
6th (h) 4×400 m 3:29.62[5]
2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 6th 4×400 m 3:27.44
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 400 m 51.10
7th 4×400 m 3:28.30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Libania Grenot profile at IAAF
  2. ^ Iaaf website personal page of Libiana Grenot
  3. ^ From the online edition of Repubblica, July 2nd, 2009 [1]
  4. ^ http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/european-championships-womens-events-facts-stats-11226/#O1YZuZMmj2qzL2Xo.99
  5. ^ Disqualified in the final

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