Eddy Ottoz

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Eddy Ottoz
Sandro Calvesi, Guy Drut ed Eddy Ottoz.jpg
Eddy Ottoz (right), with is coach and father.in-law Sandro Calvesi and the french Guy Drut (center)
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1944-06-03) June 3, 1944 (age 71)
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Residence Aosta, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110 metres hurdles
Coached by Sandro Calvesi
Retired 1969
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 110 m hs: 13.46 (1968)

Eddy Ottoz (born 3 June 1944 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Alpes-Maritimes) is an Italian former athlete and bronze medalist at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 110 metre hurdles.


Sport career[edit]

He competed for Italy in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan, and in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico where he won the bronze medal in the 110 metre hurdles event.

In 1994 26 years after, his son Laurent, broke his national record in running in 13"42 in Berlin.

After sport career[edit]

Ottoz chose to retire from competitive sport very young, in 1969 just 25 years. He became an athletics coach in 1986, and by 1992 he was head of the Italian national hurdling and sprinter sector of the Italy national athletics team. As a sports manager he was president of the Regional Committee of the CONI of the Valle d'Aosta. Since 2001 he has been a member of the national board of the same Olympic Committee and chair of the Regional Committee FIDAL of Valle d'Aosta.[1]

National records[edit]

  • 110 metres hurdles: 13.46 (Mexico Mexico City, 17 October 1968) - holder until 30 August 1994[2] when it was broken by his son Laurent.


Ottoz was in the top 25 world year list for six consecutive seasons.[3]

Year Performance Venue Date World Ranking
1964 13.8 Italy Modena Aug 30 11th
1965 13.6 Hungary Budapest Aug 29 5th
1966 13.6 Italy Milan Jun 9 3rd
1967 13.5 Switzerland Zürich Jul 4 4th
1968 13.4 Mexico Mexico City Oct 17 7th
1969 13.5 Greece Athens Sep 20 5th


Eddy Ottoz in March 2015
Year Tournament Venue Result
1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo, Japan 4th
1965 Universiade Hungary Budapest, Hungary 1st
1966 European Indoor Games West Germany Dortmund, West Germany 1st
European Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary 1st
1967 European Indoor Games Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st
Universiade Japan Tokyo, Japan 1st
1968 European Indoor Games Spain Madrid, Spain 1st
Olympic Games Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 3rd
1969 European Championships Greece Athens, Greece 1st

National championships[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "appeupré - l'avversione di eddy" (in Italian). eddy-mylife.blogspot.it. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Eddy Ottoz" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "eddy Ottoz - Top 25 Lists". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

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