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Ivano Brugnetti

Full name: Ivano Brugnetti
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: September 1, 1976 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Affiliations: Fiamme Gialle, Castelporziano
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ivano Brugnetti won the 1999 world title in the 50 km walking, but did not receive his medal until November 2001, when Russian walker German Skurygin was disqualified for testosterone use. Brugnetti later focused on the 20 km, but initially without much success. Only at the 2004 Olympics did Brugnetti again rise to the top of the podium, winning the 20 km by a narrow margin of just 5 seconds. In addition to these international victories, he has also won five Italian titles, winning the 5 km indoor in 2001, the 10 km in 1999 and 2006, and the 20 km in 2003 and 2004.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-19:36 (2007); 50kmW – 3-47:54 (1999).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Italy ITA AC DNF
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 1 Gold
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 5

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Italy Final Standings 1 1-19:40
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Athletics Italy Final Standings 5 1-19:51

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Italy Final Standings AC DNF