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Anna Giordano Bruno (born 13 December 1980) is a retired Italian track and field athlete who specialised in the pole vault.

Anna Giordano Bruno
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Personal information
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 38)
San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
CountryItaly Italy
Event(s)Pole vault
ClubAssindustria Sport Padova
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 4.60 (2009)

She won the bronze medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games and represented Italy at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. She has also competed at European-level both indoors and outdoors. She was a double Italian record holder in the event with an outdoor best of 4.60 metres and an indoor best of 4.50 m until 17 February 2013.[1]



Born in San Vito al Tagliamento, Giordano Bruno grew up in northern city of Trieste.[2] She first cleared the height of 4.00 metres in 2002 but her progress stagnated over the following two years.[3] She graduated from the University of Udine with a degree in mathematics in 2004 and went on to become a Research Fellow at the University of Padua.[2]

She graduated from the University of Udine with a degree in Mathematics in 2004, and she got a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Udine in 2008. Then she went on to become a Research Fellow at the University of Padua. From May 2011 she is a Researcher in Algebra at the University of Udine.

After changing her athletics coach to work with Slovenian Igor Lapajne in 2005, she began to improve and became the Italian indoor pole vault champion and attended the European Cup in 2006, where she finished fifth in the First League competition. She received an invitation to attend the 2006 European Athletics Championships and finished tenth in the qualifiers with a vault of 4.15 m. She had much improved her personal best mark over the course of 2006, resulting in an Italian record of 4.32 m in Busto Arsizio.[2] After winning at the Italian indoor championships, she gained her first outdoor national title in 2007. Giordano Bruno retained her indoor title for a third victory in 2008 and repeated the feat outdoors. While she did not attend any major championships during this period, she improved her personal bests and had an outdoor mark of 4.41 m and an indoor mark of 4.25 m.[3]

The 2009 season saw her reach new heights: she cleared 4.40 m indoors in Udine in February and equalled that mark to qualify for the final of the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin.[4] However, in the final she finished last, having failed to clear a height in three attempts.[5] She finished ninth in the women's pole vault at the 2009 European Team Championships but went on to win the bronze medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara with a vault of 4.35 m, her first medal a major international competition. She qualified to represent Italy for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and just missed out on making the final, recording a mark of 4.50 m and losing out to Kristina Gadschiew on count-back. Nevertheless, she had set five Italian records over the year, which she ended with a personal best of 4.60 m.[6]

At the start of 2010 she improved her indoor record to 4.50 m in Udine,[7] but she missed out on the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships as her compatriot Elena Scarpellini was selected instead. She retired at the end of 2012.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Best (m) Venue Date
Pole vault (outdoor) 4.60 Milan, Italy 2 August 2009
Pole vault (indoor) 4.50 Udine, Italy 6 February 2010
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2006 European Cup Prague, Czech Republic 5th
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (qualifiers
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 1st (qualifiers) No mark in final
European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 9th
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 3rd 4,30 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th (qualifiers) 4.50 m

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "BRUNI: "A TRE CENTIMETRI DAL RECORD DEL MONDO JUNIOR"" (in Italian). Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Anna Giordano Bruno (asta/PV) Archived July 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  3. ^ a b Giordano Bruno Anna. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  4. ^ 2009 European Indoors Results Pole Vault Women Qualification. European Athletics (2009). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  5. ^ 2009 European Indoors Results Pole Vault Women Final. European Athletics (2009). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  6. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-08-31). Cusma’s dominant victory the highlight in Padua. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
  7. ^ Asta record: la Giordano Bruno sale a 4,50 Archived November 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Italian). Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.

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