Giovanni Cornacchia

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Giovanni Cornacchia
Giovanni Cornacchia 1966.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1939-06-18)18 June 1939
Pescara, Italy
Died 23 June 2008(2008-06-23) (aged 69)
Pescara, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110 m hurdles
Club FIAT Torino
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 14.06 (1964)[1][2]

Giovanni Cornacchia (18 June 1939 – 23 July 2008 in Pescara) was an Italian hurdler who specialized in the 110 m distance. He won a gold medal at the 1967 Mediterranean Games[3] and silver medals at the 1962 European Championships[4] and 1965 Universiade.[5] He competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics with the best result of seventh place in 1964.[1]

Cornacchia won three national titles in the 110 m hurdles: in 1960, 1962 and 1964.[6]

On 22 October 2009, the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara was renamed to Stadio Adriatico – Giovanni Cornacchia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Giovanni Cornacchia Archived 7 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Italian all-time list, men's 110 metres hurdles. Digilander.libero.it. Retrieved on 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ Mediterranean Games – GBR Athletics
  4. ^ 1962 European Championships, men's results – Sporting Heroes
  5. ^ World Student Games (Universiade – Men) – GBR Athletics
  6. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Pagine Abruzzo – Pescara – Lo stadio Adriatico intitolato a Giovanni Cornacchia. Pagineabruzzo.it (19 December 2006). Retrieved on 2015-07-21.