Josiane Tito

Josiane da Silva Tito (born August 8, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian sprinter and middle-distance runner.[1]

Josiane Tito
Personal information
Full nameJosiane da Silva Tito
Nationality Brazil
Born (1979-08-08) 8 August 1979 (age 40)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Event(s)Middle distance running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 53.05 s (2007)
800 m 2:01.28 (2007)
Updated on 11 May 2013.


She set a personal best time of 2:01.28 for the 800 metres at the 2007 Pan American Games, coincidentally in her home city. Tito also competed as part of the women's national sprint team for the 4 × 400 m relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Tito competed for the second time in women's 4 × 400 m relay, along with her teammates Lucimar Teodoro, Maria Laura Almirão, and Emmily Pinheiro. She ran on the second leg of the second heat, with an individual-split time of 52.60 seconds. Tito and her team finished the relay in sixth place for a total time of 3:30.10, failing to advance into the final.[2]

Few days before the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Tito was among the five Brazilian athletes who failed the competition drug test for a banned substance recombinant EPO. She served a two-year suspension by IAAF, making her ineligible to compete for other international events, including the world and national championships.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
1994 South American Youth Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 400 m 57.71 s A
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:53.14 min A
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 6th 800m 2:07.52


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Josiane Tito". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Three get two-year suspensions". ESPN. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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