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Michele Didoni (born 7 March 1974 in Milan) is an Italian retired race walker, world champion of the 20 km race walk at Gothenburg 1995.

Michele Didoni
Giovanni De Benedictis e Michele Didoni 1995.jpg
Miche Didoni (right) with his temmate Giovanni De Benedictis in 1995
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1974-03-07) March 7, 1974 (age 45)
Milan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Race walking
ClubC.S. Carabinieri
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 20 km: 1:19:59 (1995)
  • 50 km: 3:51:53 (1998)

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BiographyEdit

He won six times the national championships at senior level.[1] and after his retire, he was the coach of Italian Olympic champion Alex Schwazer.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Italy
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 6th 10,000 m 41:42.75
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 20 km 1:23:21
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 5th 20 km 1:20:50
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 20 km 1:19:59
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 34th 20 km 1:26:02
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th 20 km 1:23:14
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 2nd 20 km 1:25:21
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th 20 km 1:25.54
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 20 km 1:26:00
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 14th 20 km 1:21:51
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th 20 km 1:21:43
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 20 km DSQ
2003 World Championships Paris, France 16th 20 km 1:21:23
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 3rd 20 km 1:26:06

National titlesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" – UOMINI TUTTI I CAMPIONI – 1906-2016" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Walk champion Schwazer excluded for doping". uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015. "I trusted him, he took me for a ride. Just to think, a few months ago I put my daughter Micol in his arms for her baptism," Schwazer's coach Michele Didoni, himself a former race walking world champion, told Italian news agency AGI.

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