Giuseppe Ottaviani (athlete)
20 May 1916|
|Club||G.S. Atl. Effebi Fossombrone|
|Achievements and titles|
60 metres indoor = 14.28 M95 WR|
60 meters indoor = 17.52 M100 WR Long Jump indoor = 1,16 M100 WR
Triple jump indoor = 3,27 M100 WR
200 meters indoor = 2:15.90 M100 WR
Shot Put indoor = 4,43 M100 WR
Triple Jump =3,54 M100 WR
Weight Throw =4,92 M100 WR
Throws Pentathlon =2533p M100 WR
He is the current indoor world record holder in the M95 and M100 60 metres. He also held the indoor world record for the triple jump and outdoor world records in M95 age group for long jump and triple jump. He has 52 Italian National Championships with 13 national records, still holds 9 world record and the outdoor discus European record.
At the suggestion of the brothers Paul and Julian Costantini, he started masters athletics in the late 1980s. He won his first national championship in 1999. He was coached by Graziano Bacchiocchi and then in 2010, Mauro Angelini coached him to high jump. After turning 95 in 2011, he became the first 95-year-old athlete to surpass 2 meters for the long jump and 4 meters for the triple jump. He drives himself the 25 km from his home in Sant'Ippolito to the training facility in Fano.
He lives by two mottos; "For me sport is life" and "curiosity drives me to live."
- "Atletica, Ottaviani si regala 5 record per i 100 anni" (in Italian). gazzetta.it. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2012-04-11.