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Christina Persighetti

Full name: May Christina Persighetti (Cops-, -Frost)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: July 6, 1936 in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain
Died: October 31, 2012 in Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club, Southend-on-Sea (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After making her debut in a British international vest in 1956, Christina Persighetti rose to prominence on the British scene the following year when she won the WAAA long jump title and set a personal best to win her event in the GB-USSR international match. The birth of her daughter in the spring of 1958 ruled her out of contention for the European Championships and Commonwealth Games but she returned to seal a place at the Olympic Games in Rome as second string Briton behind Mary Bignal-Rand. She qualified for the Olympic final though the lingering effects of a back injury restricted her performance and she placed last of the 19 qualifiers. Persighetti recorded her best long jump mark of 5.95 m in 1961 and was runner-up at the WAAA championships the same year but never reached the same level of performance again. She died in October 2012 after a battle with cancer.

Personal Bests: 80H – 11.7 (1961), LJ – 5.95 (1961), Pen – 3807 (1954 tables) (1962).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Women's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 19

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Final Round 19 5.57
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 16 5.46
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 18 5.42 5.46
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 19 5.57 5.57 5.46
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 17 QU 5.82
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round One 10 5.82
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Two 16 pass 5.82
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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