Giovanni De Benedictis

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Giovanni De Benedictis
Personal information
Nickname(s) Gianni
Nationality Italian
Born (1968-01-08) January 8, 1968 (age 48)
Pescara, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Club C.S. Carabinieri
Coached by Mario De Benedictis
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 3 km walk: 11:35.34
  • 10 km walk: 39:42.50
  • 20 km walk: 1:20:29
  • 30 km walk: 2:09:25
  • 50 km walk: 3:48:06

Giovanni De Benedictis (born January 8, 1968 in Pescara) is a retired Italian race walker.

De Benedictis won 9 medals at individual level, 7 of these at senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1] He participated at five editions of the Summer Olympics (from 1988 to 2004), he has 42 caps in seventeen years in national team from 1987 to 2004.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 3rd 10,000m 42:56.80
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 4th 10,000m 41:06.95
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 10,000m 39:44.71
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 9th 20 km 1:21:18
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 3rd 5000 m 18:43.45
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 5000 m 18:40.87
World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 14th 20 km 1:22:25
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 2nd 5000 m 19:02.90
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th 20 km 1:24:51
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 5000 m 18:23.60
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 5th 20 km 1:21:13
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 20 km 1:20:29
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st 5000 m 18:19.97
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 20 km 1:23:11
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 7th 20 km 1:25:09
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 20 km 1:23:06
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 20 km 1:20:39
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, China 12th 50 km 3:49:30
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 50 km DQ
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 27th 20 km 1:25:22
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 20 km 1:23:33
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 20 km 1:24:59
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 20 km 1:25.06
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 8th 20 km 1:25:33
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 11th 20 km 1:21:43
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th 20 km 1:23:14
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 15th 50 km 3:54:12
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 50 km DNF
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 50 km DQ
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 10th 50 km 3:54:25
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 50 km DQ

National championships[edit]

Giovanni De Benedictis has won 29 times the individual national championship, thrird of all-time after Abdon Pamich (40) and Antonio Ambu (34).[3][4]

  • 9 wins in the 10000 m walk (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002)
  • 8 wins in the 20 km walk (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001)
  • 2 wins in the 50 km walk (2004, 2006)
  • 10 wins in the 5000 metres walk indoor (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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