|Born||10 January 1963|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Event(s)||Long distance running|
|Club||Pro Patria Milano|
|Coached by||Giorgio Rondelli|
|Achievements and titles|
Panetta's greatest achievement was the victory at the 1987 World Championships in the 3000m steeplechase in Rome.
At the 1988 Olympic Games, Panetta finished ninth in the 3000m steeplechase.
Panetta won a gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the 1990 European Championships in Split.
Throughout his career, Panetta set several Italian records (including 3000m and 10000m). In 1987 he ran the 3000m steeplechase in 8:08.57 min which is the current Italian national record.