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Matteo Galvan (born 24 August 1988) is an Italian sprinter who specializes in the 200 and 400 metres. His career highlight so far is the 2009 European Indoor Championships, where he placed sixth in the 400 metres and won a gold medal in the relay.

Matteo Galvan
Matteo Galvan 2018.jpg
Matteo Galvan in 2018
Personal information
National teamItaly
Born (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 30)
Vicenza, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprints
ClubG.S. Fiamme Gialle
Coached byLoren Seagrave
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.38 (2011)
  • 200 m: 20.62 (2009)
  • 400 m: 45.12 (2016)

He also won seven national championships at individual senior level from 2008 to 2016 in three different specialities of the sprinting (100, 200 and 400 metres).[1]

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BiographyEdit

Galvan was born in Vicenza. He won the bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2005 World Youth Championships, in a personal best time of 21.14 seconds.[2] At the 2006 World Junior Championships he was named as one of the prime members of the Italian squad.[3] He did reach the final round of the 200 metres, but was disqualified.[4] He also competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay, but without reaching the final round.[5] In 2006 he achieved personal best times in the 100 and 200 metres, with 10.54 and 20.87 seconds respectively, both times set in July in Rieti.[2]

2007 and 2008 were low-key seasons for Galvan. He ran the 200 metres in 20.96 in June 2007, and the 400 metres in 47.10 in September 2007. He repeated this exact time in February 2008 in Genoa, during the indoor season.[2]

In February 2009 he ran the 400 metres in 46.26, at the Italian indoor championships in Turin. At that time it was the third fastest time in Europe and the sixth fastest in the world during the 2008–09 indoor season.[6] The 2009 European Indoor Championships was staged in the same city the next month, and, competing in the 400 metres, Galvan managed to place sixth in the final with the time 48.23.[2] On the next day he won a gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay, together with teammates Jacopo Marin, Domenico Rao and Claudio Licciardello. Galvan ran the second leg.[7]

National recordEdit

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
2005 World Youth Championships   Marrakesh 3rd 200 m 21.14
2006 World Junior Championships   Beijing Final 200 m DSQ [8]
19th (h) 4×100m relay 41.59
2009 European Indoor Championships   Turin 1st 4x400 m relay 3:06.68
6th 400 m 47.45 [9]
Mediterranean Games   Pescara 2nd 200 m 20.92
European U23 Championships   Kaunas 4th 200m 20.62 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:03.79
2013 Mediterranean Games   Mersin 1st 400 m 45.59
1st 4×400 m relay 3.04.61 SB
2015 European Indoor Championships   Prague 6th 400 m 46.87
2016 European Championships   Amsterdam 8th 400 m 45.80 [10]
2018 Mediterranean Games   Tarragona 1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.54
European Championships   Berlin SF (9th) 400 m 45.17 SB

National titlesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" UOMINI - TUTTI I CAMPIONI 1906-2018" (PDF) (in Italian). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Matteo Galvan at IAAF. Retrieved on 9 March 2009.
  3. ^ FIDAL (25 July 2006). "Italy World Junior Squad announced". IAAF.org. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  4. ^ "200 Metres - M - Qualification". IAAF. 18 August 2006. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  5. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay - M - Heats". IAAF. 18 August 2006. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  6. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (21 February 2009). "Licciardello dashes to 46.03 world lead in Turin – Italian champs Day 1". IAAF.org. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Results. 4x400m Relay Men". European Athletics. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  8. ^ He was 8th with 21.26 in semi-finals (wind: -1.0 m/s)
  9. ^ He ran in a better crono (47.18) in the semifinal.
  10. ^ In the semi-finals he had run in 45.12 a time that equaled his Italian record and that, if repeated in the final, he would have allowed him to win.

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