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Maurizio Damilano (born 6 April 1957 in Scarnafigi, Italy) is an Italian former race walker. He won 15 medals individual (22 also with team events), at senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1]

Maurizio Damilano
Sandro Bellucci, Giorgio and Maurizio Damilano, Raffaello Ducceschi.jpg
Maurizio Damilano (with the number 1)
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1957-04-06) 6 April 1957 (age 62)
Scarnafigi, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Race walking
ClubSisport, Turin
C.S. Esercito
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 20 km race walk: 1:18:54 (1992)
  • 50 km race walk: 3:46:51 (1990)

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BiographyEdit

He was the 1980 Olympic Champion and the 1987 and 1991 World Champion in the 20 km race walk. He has 60 caps in national team from 1977 to 1992.[2]

Damilano is also the world record holder of the 30 km race walk with the time of 2:01:44.1, achieved in Cuneo in 1992. He is the twin brother of the former race walker Giorgio Damilano and of the coach Sandro Damilano.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic Games
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1980 Olympic Games   Moscow 1st 20 km 1:23:35 OR
1984 Olympic Games   Los Angeles 3rd 20 km 1:23:26
1988 Olympic Games   Seoul 3rd 20 km 1:20:14
1992 Olympic Games   Barcelona 4th 20 km 1:23:39
World Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1983 World Championships   Helsinki 7th 20 km 1:21:57
1987 World Championships   Rome 1st 20 km 1:20:45 CR
1991 World Championships   Tokyo 1st 20 km 1:19:37 CR
World Indoor Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1985 World Indoor Championships   Paris 2nd 5000 m 19:11.41
European Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1978 European Championships   Prague 6th 20 km 1:24:57
1982 European Championships   Athens 20 km DQ NM
50 km DNF NM
1986 European Championships   Stuttgart 2nd 20 km 1:21:17
50 km DNF NM
1990 European Championships   Split 50 km DNF NM
European Indoor Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1981 European Indoor Championships   Grenoble 2nd 5000 m 19:13.90
1982 European Indoor Championships   Milan 1st 5000 m 19:40.28

National titlesEdit

Maurizio Damilano has won the individual national championship 21 times.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009.
  3. ^ "Centro di Marcia - Gli atlteti" (in Italian). scuolacamminosaluzzo.it. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

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