Elisa Cusma

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Elisa Cusma (born 24 July 1981 in Bologna) is a female Italian middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

Elisa Cusma
Elisa Cusma Piccione Berlin 2009.jpg
Elisa Cusma at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin
Personal information
Full nameElisa Cusma Piccione
NationalityItalian
Born (1981-07-24) 24 July 1981 (age 40)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Middle-distance running
ClubC.S. Esercito
Coached byClaudio Guizzardi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m hs: 1'58"63 (2007)
  • 1500 m hs: 4:04.98 (2009)

BiographyEdit

She finished seventh at the 2007 World Athletics Final, sixth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, sixth at the 2008 World Athletics Final and won the bronze medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships.[1]

She also competed at the 2005 World Championships, the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 European Indoor Championships, the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final round.[1]

She finished seventh at the inaugural European Team Championships in 2009, finishing with 2:00.93 minutes. She set a personal best time of 1:58.63 minutes at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. She also has a personal best time of 4:09.34 minutes in the 1500 metres, achieved in June 2007 in Milan.[1] At 2009 World Championships, she finished sixth in the final with 1:58.81 (SB and Second best time).

National titlesEdit

Elisa Cusma has won the individual national championship 18 times.[2][3]

  • 5 wins in the 800 metres (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • 3 wins in the 1500 metres (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 6 wins in the 800 metres indoor (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 4 wins in the 1500 metres indoor (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Elisa Cusma at World Athletics
  2. ^ ""Campionati "Assoluti" Italiane Sul Podio Tricolore – 1923 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Italian Indoor Championships". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 18 February 2013.

External linksEdit