Giuseppina Leone

Giuseppina "Giusy" Leone (born 21 December 1934) is a retired Italian sprinter. She competed in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m events at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and reached the final on five occasions. In 1960 she won a bronze medal in the 100 m, 0.06 seconds ahead of Maria Leontyevna Itkina.[1][2]

Giuseppina Leone
Giuseppina Leone 1960.jpg
Giuseppina Leone at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born21 December 1934 (1934-12-21) (age 86)
Turin, Italy
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubSipra Torino
Fiat Torino
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 11.4 (1956)
  • 200 m: 23.7 (1960)

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Performance Note
1954 European Championships   Bern 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 46.6 [3]
1960 Olympic Games   Rome 3rd 100 metres 11.3
6th 200 metres 24.9 [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Final". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-04.
  2. ^ Giuseppina Leone Archived December 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - DONNE" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  4. ^ She ran twice in a better time: 23.7 in Quarterfinal and 24.5 in Semifinal.

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