Silvia Weissteiner

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Silvia Weissteiner
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1979-07-13) July 13, 1979 (age 37)
Sterzing, Italy
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long-distance running
Club G.S. Forestale
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 3000 m: 3:44.81 (2007) Sport records icon NR.svg
  • 5000 m: 15:02.85 (2007)

Silvia Weissteiner (born 13 July 1979 in Sterzing/Vipiteno) is an Italian long-distance runner.


She is a two-time national champion in the women's 5000 metres. She represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics, and at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2009. Weissteiner was the runner-up at the European Cup 10000m in 2006 behind Elvan Abeylegesse. She won her first major continental medal at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Her bronze medal performance with a run of 8:44.81 was a new Italian indoor record, marking an improvement of over twelve seconds for the distance.[1]

She has enjoyed success at the Mediterranean Games, having won consecutive 5000 m bronze medals at the 2005 and 2009 editions. She won a 3000 m silver medal at the 2008 European Athletics Indoor Cup and took an outdoor silver over 5000 m at the 2009 European Team Championships. In 2011, she narrowly missed the 3000 m final at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships, was fifth over the distance at the 2011 European Team Championships and was the Italian champion over 5000 m. She ran at the BOClassic New Year's Eve race in Bolzano and was the first European to cross the line, taking third behind Vivian Cheruiyot and Afera Godfay.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th 5000 m 16:05.42
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 5th 5000 m 16:06.38
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 13th 5000 m 15:58.92
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 4th 3000 m 8:56.27
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 3rd 5000 m 15:28.50
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th 10,000 m 32:09.26
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 3000 m 8:44.81 (NR)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 12th 5000 m 15:11.81
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 7th 3000 m 8:49.11
Olympic Games Beijing, China 21st (h) 5000 m 15:23.45
2009 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (h) 3000 m 9:05.60
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 3rd 5000 m 15:15.95
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 5000 m 15:09.74
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 12th (h) 3000 m 9:19.96
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (h) 3000 m 9:08.41
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th 5000 m 15:39.23
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 16th (h) 5000 m 15:06.81
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 2nd 5000 m 15:44.53

National championships[edit]

Silvia Weissteiner has won the individual national championship 17 times.[3][4]

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2007-12-17). After Birmingham surprise bronze, Valencia is next target for Weissteiner. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-27.
  2. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-01-01). Soi and Cheruiyot take thrillers in Bolzano. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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