Simone Collio

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Simone Collio
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Simone Collio (left) with Emanuele Di Gregorio at Barcelona 2010
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1979-12-27) December 27, 1979 (age 35)
Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.06 (2009)

Simone Collio (born December 27, 1979 in Cernusco sul Naviglio) is an Italian sprinter who specializes in the 60 and 100 metres.[1] His personal best times are 6.55 seconds in the 60 metres (indoor) and 10.06 seconds in the 100 metres, the second all time best performance in the Italian ranking of 100 meters, after the 10.01 at altitude of Pietro Mennea.


Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he achieved fourth place in his 100 metres heat, thus securing qualification to the second round. He then achieved sixth place in his second round heat, thus failing to secure qualification to the semi-finals. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 3rd in his heat behind Richard Thompson and Martial Mbandjock in a time of 10.32 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he failed to qualify for the semi finals as his time of 10.33 was the 7th time in his race, causing elimination.[1] Together with Fabio Cerutti, Emanuele di Gregorio and Jacques Riparelli he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they were disqualified and eliminated for the further competition.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was engaged to the Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova whom he met in Sofia. They married in September 2013. [2][3]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
50 metres 5.75 Liévin, France 10 February 2009
60 metres 6.55 Valencia, Spain 9 February 2008
100 metres 10.06 Rieti, Italy 22 July 2009
200 metres 20.84 Sofia 11 June 2009
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 19th (sf) 60 m 6.71
World Championships Paris, France 13th (sf) 4x100 m relay 38.93
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 60 m 6.60
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 29th (qf) 100 m 10.29
11th (h) 4x100 m relay 38.79
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 60 m 6.66
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 29th (qf) 100 m 10.60
4x100 m relay DQ
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (qf) 100 m 10.31
10th (h) 4x100 m relay 38.81
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 20th (sf) 60 m 6.74
Olympic Games Beijing, China 30th (qf) 100 m 10.33
4x100 m relay DQ
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 17th (h) 60 m 6.72
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st 4x100 m relay 38.82
World Championships Berlin, Germany 48th (h) 100 m 10.49
6th 4x100 m relay 38.54
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 100 m DNF
2nd 4x100 m relay 38.17 (NR)
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 4x100 m relay 38.96
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (sf) 60 m 6.71
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 100 m DSQ
Olympic Games London. United Kingdom Heat 4×100 metres relay 38.58 Sport records icon SB.svg
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 1st 4x100 m relay 39.06

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