10 January 1963 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Event(s)||Long distance running
|Club||Pro Patria Milano|
|Achievements and titles|
His greatest achievement was the victory at the World Championships' final over 3000m steeplechase in Rome 1987. The previous year he had won a silver medal at the European Championships in Stuttgart only narrowly losing to the East German runner Hagen Melzer. In the 1988 Olympic Final Panetta came ninth. In 1990 he won a European Championship gold medal in Split.
Panetta set several Italian records throughout his career (including 3000m and 10000m). In 1987 he ran the 3000m steeplechase in 8:08.57 min.
- Italian all-time top lists - 3000 metres steeplechase
- Italian all-time top lists - 5000 metres
- Italian all-time top lists - 10000 metres
- FIDAL Hall of Fame
William Van Dijck
|Men's Steeple Best Year Performance