|Nickname(s)||Antilope di Altofonte|
7 February 1962 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb)|
|Event(s)||Long distance running|
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Oro
|Coached by||Gaspare Polizzi|
|Achievements and titles|
Salvatore Antibo (born 7 February 1962) is a former long distance runner from Italy.
He revealed as a consistent middle distance runner in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, when he arrived fourth in the 10,000 m final. His national popularity was however overshadowed by his compatriot Alberto Cova, who won the gold medal. After a bronze medal at the 1986 European Championships, behind Stefano Mei and again Cova, he gained the status of Italian number one winning the silver medal over 10,000 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
At the 1990 European Championships in Athletics in Split he was victorious over both 10,000 m and 5000 m, becoming one of the most popular sportsmen in his country. He was famous for his unorthodox tactics. In Split, he won the 10,000 m through front-running and the 5000 m with a sprint on the final straight.
In the 10,000 m final at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo, Antibo finished twentieth and last, losing to, for example, Moses Tanui, Richard Chelimo and Khalid Skah. He ran well during the first half of the race, but he slowed down radically during the second half (see, for example, "World Athletics Championships in Tokio 1991" (Yleisurheilun MM-kisat Tokiossa 1991), The Runner magazine (Juoksija-lehti), Helsinki, 1991). It was eventually revealed that such sudden absences during the races were related to a form of epilepsy.
He retreated from professional athletics after his return from the 1992 Summer Olympics for a seizure in his last run.
- 5000 metres: 13:05.59 ( Bologna, 18 July 1990) - current holder
- 10,000 metres: 27:16.50 ( Helsinki, 29 June 1989) - current holder
- Italian records in athletics
- Italian all-time top lists - 5000 metres
- Italian all-time top lists - 10000 metres
- FIDAL Hall of Fame
- Italy at the Athletics World Cup
- "Podio Internazionale dal 1908 al 2008 - Uomini" [International Podium from 1908 to 2008 - Men] (PDF). sportolimpico.it (in Italian). Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Campionati "Assoluti" Italiani sul Podio Tricolore – 1906 2012" [Championships "Absolutes" Italian on the Tricolore Podium - 1906 2012] (PDF). sportolimpico.it (in Italian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Italian Indoor Championships". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Salvatore Antibo Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
- "Antibo una vita di corsa" [Antibo life racing]. repubblica.it (in Italian). 3 December 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- IAAF profile for Salvatore Antibo
- Salvatore Antibo at Sports Reference
- Athlete profile at FIDAL web site
|Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance