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Giuseppe Gentile

Giuseppe Gentile
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1943-09-04) 4 September 1943
Latina, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Triple jump: 17.22 m (1968)
  • Long jump: 7.91 m (1968)

Giuseppe Gentile (born 4 September 1943) is a retired Italian triple jumper, who won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]


  • Biography 1
  • World records 2
  • Achievements 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


From 1962 to 1972 Gentile took part in 33 international competitions, including the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.[2] He won four international medals[3] and six national titles: in the long jump (1968) and triple jump (1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971).[4] After finishing his sporting career, Gentile turned into acting. He appeared opposite Maria Callas in Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini, in the role of Jason.[5]

World records


Year Tournament Venue Result Measure Notes
1963 Mediterranean Games Napoli, Italy 2nd 15.50 m
1967 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 2nd 16.04 m
Universiade Tokyo, Japan 3rd 15.84 m
1968 Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico 3rd 17.22 m [6][7]
1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 16th 16.04 m

See also


  1. ^ Giuseppe Gentile at Sports Reference
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009.  
  3. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 – UOMINI" (PDF). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012""" (PDF). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics: 1896–1980. Triple Jump. p. 90.
  6. ^ New world record at the moment of the jump.
  7. ^ He set also the world record in qualyfing with the measure of 17.10 m.

External links

Preceded by
Jozef Szmidt
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
1968-10-16 – 1968-10-17
Succeeded by
Viktor Sanyeyev
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