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Petra Fontanive (born 10 October 1988) is a Swiss athlete specialising in the 400 metres hurdles.[2] She represented her country at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and 2017 World Championships in London reaching the semifinals on both occasions. Fontanive also participated in 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she finished sixth in her heat and did not advance to the semifinal. Her personal best in the event is 54.56 seconds set in Geneva in 2017.

Petra Fontanive
Personal information
Born (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 31)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles
ClubLAC TV Unterstrass Zürich

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing    Switzerland
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 22nd (h) 400 m hurdles 61.08
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 29th (h) 100 m hurdles 14.16
25th (h) 400 m hurdles 61.03
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 16th (sf) 400 m hurdles 57.53
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 18th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.35
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 19th (sf) 400 m hurdles 57.42
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30th (h) 400 m hurdles 56.80
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 12th (sf) 400 m hurdles 55.79


  1. ^ EAA
  2. ^ "Petra Fontanive". IAAF. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.

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