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Gabriella Dorio

Full name: Gabriella Dorio (-Spigarolo)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: June 27, 1957 in Veggiano, Padova, Italy
Affiliations: Fiamma Vicenza/Iveco Torino
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Gabriella Dorio had a long athletics career, and was a member of the Italian national team from 1974-91. After finishing eighth over 800 m at the 1973 European Junior Championships, she débuted as a senior at the 1974 European Championships, placing ninth in the 1,500, before winning bronze in the 1,500 at the 1975 European Juniors. Her career highlight came at the 1984 Olympics, where she won the 1,500 m gold medal and was fourth in the 800.

Dorio also won 1,500 m bronze at the 1982 European Championships, a European Indoor 1,500 m title in 1982, and a Mediterranean Games 800 m gold in 1979. She also competed at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, finishing sixth in the 1976 1,500 m, and fourth in the 1,500 and eighth in the 800 in 1980. She was seventh in the 1,500 at the 1983 World Championships, and sixth in that event at the 1978 European Championships.

After her Olympic victory, Dorio missed the 1986 European Championships due to pregnancy and then couple of seasons due injuries. She last competed internationally in 1991, when she won bronze in the 1,500 at the Mediterranean Games and was eliminated in the heats of both the 800 and 1,500 at the World Championships. Dorio was a 23-time Italian champion – seven times at 800 m (1974-76, 1980-83), 10 times at 1,500 m (1973, 1976-84), twice in the indoor 800 m (1978, 1979) and indoor 1,500 m (1981, 1983), and twice in cross-country (1976, 1983).

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:57.66 (1980); 1,500 – 3:58.65 (1982).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Women's 800 metres Italy ITA 8 h1 r2/3
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Italy ITA 6
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Women's 800 metres Italy ITA 8
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Italy ITA 4
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 800 metres Italy ITA 4
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L T(H)
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Italy Semi-Finals Heat One 8 2:02.46 5
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Italy Round One Heat Two 3 QU 2:01.63 7
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Italy Final 8 1:59.12 6 1:59.2
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Italy Semi-Finals Heat One 5 QC 1:58.94 5 1:59.0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Italy Round One Heat One 1 QU 2:01.37 5 2:01.4
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final 4 1:59.05 3
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:59.53 4
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Round One Heat Four 2 QU 2:01.41 2

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) T(H)
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Italy Final 6 4:07.27
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Italy Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 4:07.61
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Athletics Italy Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:10.84
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Italy Final 4 4:00.30 4:00.3
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Italy Round One Heat Two 3 QU 4:04.91 4:05.0
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Final 1 4:03.25
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Italy Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:04.51
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