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Giuseppe Gibilisco (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe dʒibiˈlisko]; born January 5, 1979 in Syracuse) is an Italian bobsledder and former pole vaulter, who won the 2003 World Championships with a personal best of 5.90 m. He followed this with a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics.

Giuseppe Gibilisco
Giuseppe Gibilisco Berlin 2009.JPG
Personal information
Nickname(s)Gibo
NationalityItalian
Born (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 (age 40)
Syracuse, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Pole vault
ClubG.S. Fiamme Gialle
Coached byVitaly Petrov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Pole vault: 5.90 m (2003)

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BiographyEdit

Giuseppe Gibilisco won twelve medals (ten of these at senior level), at the International athletics competitions.[1] He has 28 caps in national team from 1998 to 2011.[2] He participated in three Olympic Games and four world championships. In 2007, Gibilisco was suspended by the FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) with a two-year ban, due to his involvement in the "Oil for Drugs" case and his relation with suspect doctor Carlo Santuccione, although he had never tested positive, but two months after the Board of Appeals reverses the ruling and decide for acquittal.[3]

In 2011, he could obtain 5.70 m, minimum qualification to the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, but the IAAF did not approve because the result was obtained in an esibition event in a streets in Landau, Germany.[4] In 2012 he jumped 5:52 m in Liévin, France indoor and, as a result of an injury, not disputing the outdoor season thus losing the possibility to participate in his fourth Olympics.[5]

At the 23 July 2013 he jumped 24 time 5.70 m outdoor, in Italy three other athletes were capable of doing so on six occasions: Fabio Pizzolato (only one jump at 5.75 m), Mauro Maurilio Mariani (three times 5.70 m) and Gianni Iapichino, former Fiona May husband (two times 5.70 m).[6] In the indoor seasons he jumped other six times at least 5.70 m, one time in 2003 and 2010,[7][8] and 4 times in 2004.[9]

Gibilisco retired from pole vaulting in August 2014.[10]

Since 2016,[11] Gibilisco has represented Italy at international bobsleigh competitions. In January 29, 2017, he made his Bobsleigh World Cup debut at Königssee as a brakeman for the four-man team of veteran pilot Simone Bertazzo, finishing in 25th place.[12]

National recordsEdit

  • Pole vault: 5.90 m (  Paris, 28 August 2003) - current holder
  • Pole vault indoor: 5.82 m (  Donetsk, 15 February 2004) - current holder

ProgressionEdit

OutdoorEdit

He finished the season 9 times in world top 25 (5 outdoor, 4 indoor), in 2003 and 2004 he finished in fourth place outdoor, in 2004 he finished 2nd indoor.[13]

Year Time Venue Date World Rank
2013 5.70 m   Mersin 28-6-2013 12th
2011 5.55 m   Florence 4-6-2011 47th
2010 5.75 m   Barcelona 31-7-2010 13th
2009 5.70 m   Formia 24-7-2009 31st
2008 5.65 m   Beijing 20-8-2008 -
2007 5.70 m   Athens 2-7-2007 -
2006 5.80 m   Athens 3-7-2006 15th
2005 5.83 m   Berlin 4-9-2005 9th
2004 5.85 m   Athens 27-8-2004 4th
2003 5.90 m   Paris 28-8-2003 4th
2002 5.70 m   La Canea 30-6-2002 27th
2001 5.50 m   Amsterdam 15-7-2001 -
2000 5.70 m   Sydney 27-9-2000 -
  Rüdlingen 12-8-2000
  Gateshead 16-7-2000
1999 5.60 m   Cuxhaven 23-7-1999 -
1998 5.20 m   Annecy 2-8-1998 -
1997 5.30 m   Rieti 2-6-1997 -
1996 5.05 m - - -

IndoorEdit

Year Time Venue Date World Rank
2013 5.60 m   Gateshead 23-6-2013 28th
2012 5.52 m   Liévin 14-2-2012 40th
2011 5.50 m   Birmingham 19-2-2011 36th
2010 5.70 m   Dessau 2-2-2010 16th
2009 5.50 m   Turin 21-2-2009 49th
2007 5.45 m   Karlsruhe 11-2-2007
2006 5.60 m   Stuttgart 4-2-2006 30th
2004 5.82 m   Donetsk 15-2-2004 2nd
2003 5.71 m   Donetsk 16-2-2003 14th
2002 5.60 m   Zweibrücken 1-2-2002 28th
2001 5.60 m   Donetsk 4-2-2001 29th
2000 5.62 m   Cologne 6-2-2000 24th

AchievementsEdit

National titlesEdit

He has won 3 times the individual national championship.[19]

  • 3 wins in the pole vault indoor (2001, 2002, 2004)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1998 AL 2011 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009.
  3. ^ "Disgraced Italian pole vaulter banned for two years". Eurosport. 2007-10-26.
  4. ^ "Gibilisco, stop IAAF: "Landau una esibizione"" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Vince Donato 17,24 a Liévin" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  6. ^ "LISTE ITALIANE ALL TIME - ASTA" (PDF) (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2003". iaaf.org. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  8. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2010". iaaf.org. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  9. ^ "POLE VAULT - MEN - SENIOR - INDOOR - 2004". iaaf.org. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Former world pole vault champion Gibilisco retires". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Giuseppe GIBILISCO". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  12. ^ "BMW IBSF World Cup". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Giuseppe Gibilisco - Top 25 Lists". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Mondiali militari, dominio Italia" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  16. ^ "IAAF World Athletics Final". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  17. ^ He jumped 5.65 m in qualifying.
  18. ^ "2013 European Team Championships2013 European Team Championships - Results". EAA. Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  19. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013.

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