Full name: Annarita Sidoti
Height: 4-11 (150 cm)
Weight: 93 lbs (42 kg)
Born: July 25, 1969 in Gioiosa Marea, Messina, Italy
Died: May 21, 2015 in Gioiosa Marea, Messina, Italy
Affiliations: Tyndaris Caleca/Tyndaris Pattese/Sai Assicura
Annarita Sidoti was the first great Italian female walker. She won 10 Italian titles, but the highlights of her career were winning the 1997 World Championship, and European Championships in both 1990 and 1998 in the 10 km, adding a silver medal in the 1994 Europeans. She competed at three Olympics (1992-2000), with a best finish of seventh in 1992. Her other major titles included the 1994 European Indoors over 3 km, the 1995 Universiade and 1996 European Cup in the 10 km. Sidoti set six Italian walk records, one each at 5K and 10K, and four in the 20K.
Sidoti later became a Councillor for Sports in San Giorgio di Gioiosa Marea and was an actress in one movie, âThe Accomplicesâ by Emanuela Piovano.
Personal Bests: 10kmW â 41:46 (1994); 20kmW â 1-28:38 (2000).
|1992 Summer||22||Barcelona||Athletics||Women's 10 kilometres Walk||Italy||ITA||7|
|1996 Summer||26||Atlanta||Athletics||Women's 10 kilometres Walk||Italy||ITA||11|
|2000 Summer||31||Sydney||Athletics||Women's 20 kilometres Walk||Italy||ITA||AC||DNF|
|1992 Summer||22||Barcelona||Athletics||Italy||Final Standings||7||45:23|
|1996 Summer||26||Atlanta||Athletics||Italy||Final Standings||11||43:57|
|2000 Summer||31||Sydney||Athletics||Italy||Final Standings||AC||DNF|