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Giulio Chiesa

Full name: Giulio Chiesa
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: April 23, 1928 in La Spezia, La Spezia, Italy
Died: July 14, 2010
Affiliations: G.S. Fiamme Gialle, Roma (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Giulio Chiesa was the top Italian pole vaulter of the 1950s. He competed for Italy in 19 internationals from 1950-60, including the 1956 Olympics, finishing ninth, and the 1954 European Championships, in which he failed to make the final. His biggest international victory was winning the 1955 Mediterranean Games. Chiesa was three times Italian champion (1951, 1953, 1959), and set five Italian records in the pole vault – 4.20 in 1951, 4.28 and 4.30 in 1955, and 4.31 and 4.35 in 1956. Chiesa represented Fiamme Gialle, the sports club of the Italian economical police, Guardia di Finanza. After his athletic career, Chiesa rose to the rank of general within the force.

Personal Best: PV – 4.35 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's Pole Vault Italy ITA 9T

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round 9T 4.15 0 1 3
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round 4.00 metres 11T xo 1 1 2 4.00
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round 4.15 metres 5T o 0 1 3 4.15
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round 4.25 metres 9T xxx 0 1 3 4.15
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 2T QU 4.15 0 0 3
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 3.85 metres 1T o 0 0 1 3.85
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 4.00 metres 1T o 0 0 2 4.00
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 4.15 metres 2T o 0 0 3 4.15
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