Gennaro Di Napoli
5 March 1968 |
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Oro
Snam Gas Metano
|Achievements and titles|
Gennaro Di Napoli (born 5 March 1968) is an Italian former middle distance runner.
Di Napoli was born in Naples but moved early in his life to Lombardy, in northern Italy. He excelled in the distances from 800 to 3,000 meters. He won the silver medal at the European Championships in Split 1990 over 1500 metres. He missed out on a medal at the World Championships 1991.
In 1992 Di Napoli scored a sensational victory over the world champion Noureddine Morceli from Algeria at the Golden Gala meeting in Rome. However, he got injured two weeks before the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, where he participated, but failed to reach the final. In 1993 di Napoli won the 3,000 m Indoor World Championships' gold medal; a title which he defended at the 1995 Indoor Championships. However, his achievements in outdoor races remained mixed.
|1987||European Junior Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||1st||1500m||3:52.10 |
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||21st (sf)||1500m||3:43.58|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||2nd||1500m||3:38.60|
|1991||Mediterranean Games||Athens, Greece||1st||1500m||3:42.80 |
|World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||8th||1500m||3:36.56|
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||1st||3000m||7:47.24|
|Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||17th (sf)||1500m||3:39.56|
|1993||World Indoor Championships||Toronto, Canada||1st||3000m||7:50.26|
|World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||12th||1500m||3:47.38|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||9th||1500m||3:39.96|
|1995||World Indoor Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||3000m||7:50.89|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||11th||5000m||13:46.51|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||12th||5000m||13:28.36|
|(sf) Indicates overall position in semifinal round|
- 3 wins in the 1500 metres (1990, 1991, 1992)
- 1 win in the 5000 metres (2000)
- 1 win in the cross country running (1996)
- 3 wins in the 3000 metres indoor (1997, 1999, 2000)
- "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "MEDITERRANEAN GAMES". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.