Roberto Frinolli Puzzilli
13 November 1940
Garbatella, Rome, Italy
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
65 kg (143 lb)
400 metres hurdles
Achievements and titles
400 m hurdles: 49.14 (1968)
Roberto Frinolli ( Rome, 13 November 1940) is a former athlete Italian specializing in the 400 metres hurdles.
Biography [ edit ]
Garbatella, he attended athletics school, first trying the 110 metres hurdles before settling on the 400 hurdles. He went on to become the Italian national champion six times, 1963-1966 and 1968-9.
He qualified for three Olympics, 1964 thru 1972, making it to the final in 1964 and 1968.
At the [1 ] 1968 Olympics, he ran his personal best of 49.14 in the semi-finals, placing him in the center of the track for the final. He ran an even pace with eventual winner David Hemery who was in the process of setting the world record. Frinolli paid for that hard early pace, struggling home in last place.
Frinolli was ranked number one in the world in 1965 and 1966.
He won the [2 ] 1966 European Championships and twice at the World University Games. He is the father of Giorgio Frinolli.
Achievements [ edit ]
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( West Germany Grawitz, Quantz, Klappert, Oberste) 1961:
( West Germany Hoppe, Schöll, Graßhoff, Grawitz) 1963:
( Great Britain Metcalfe, Boulter, Campbell, Steane) 1965:
( Italy Bianchi, Iraldo, Frinolli, Bello) 1967:
( West Germany Müller, Röper, Krüsmann, Thiemann) 1970:
( United States Ulan, Colglazier, Turner, James) 1973:
( United States Bond, Schultz, Lutz, Jenkins) 1975:
( Poland Hewelt, Pietrzyk, Gondek, Szlendak) 1977:
( United States Jennings, Smith, Dale, Andrews) 1979:
( United States Taylor, Kerr, Harris, McCoy) 1981:
( Soviet Union Zolotaryev, Fedotov, Burakov, Markin) 1983:
( United States Nix, Tabron, Babers, Wiley) 1985:
( Cuba Martínez, Peñalver, Ramos, Hernández) 1987:
( United States Pierre, Daniel, Patrick, Robinzine) 1989:
( Jamaica O'Connor, Morris, Davis, Burnett) 1991:
( United States Wilson, Cannon, Irvin, Luke) 1993:
( United States Jones, Payne, Lyles, Turner) 1995:
( United States Hayden, Byrd, Morris, Maybank) 1997:
( United States Terry, Wheeler, Davis, Woodward) 1999:
( United States Berrian, Couts, Brew, Davis) 2001:
( United States White, Gerding, Couts, Pierce) 2003:
( Ukraine Demchenko, Zyukov, Horbenko, Tverdostup) 2005:
( Poland Wieruszewski, Dąbrowski, Kędzia, Klimczak) 2007:
( Poland Bańka, Klimczak, Kędzia, Dąbrowski) 2009:
( Australia Troode, Cole, Thomas, Wroe, , Watkins ) Burstow 2011:
( Russia Sigalovsky, Buryak, Vazhov, Kruglyakov) 2013:
( Russia Dyldin, Buryak, Kashefrazov, Krasnov)