Donato Sabia

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Donato Sabia
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1963-09-11) September 11, 1963 (age 53)
Potenza, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres
800 metres
Club Pro Patria Milano
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 47.73 (1984)
  • 800 m: 1:43.88 (1984)

Donato Sabia (born 11 September 1963 in Potenza) is a retired Italian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres.

Biography[edit]

Donato Sabia won two medals, at senior level, at the International athletics competitions, one of these with national relay team.[1] He participated at two editions of the Summer Olympics (1984, 1988), reaching, in both cases, the Olympic 800 meters final; he has 17 caps in national team from 1982 to 1988.

His personal best time was 1:43.88 minutes, achieved in June 1984 in Florence.[2] In the 400 metres he had 45.73 seconds, achieved in June 1984 in Milan.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Result Event time Notes
1983 Mediterranean Games Casablanca, Morocco 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.54
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.10
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 800 m 1:48.05 [4]
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th 800 m 1:44.53
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th 800 m 1:48.03 [5]

National championships[edit]

He has won 6 times the individual national championship.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Italian all-time list, men's 800 metres (last updated for year 2000)
  3. ^ Italian all-time list, men's 400 metres (last updated for year 2000)
  4. ^ "15th indoor european athletics championships 1984 Gothenburg Sweden". athleticsdb.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ He ran in a better crono (1:44.90= in semi-finals.
  6. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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