|Born||25 July 1969 [nb] |
Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
|Died||21 May 2015 (aged 45)|
Gioiosa Marea, Sicily Italy
|Height||1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||42 kg (93 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
Annarita Sidoti (25 July 1969 [nb] – 21 May 2015) was an Italian race walker.
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.
Annarita Sidoti was born in Gioiosa Marea. She won eleven medals at senior level in international competition.She participated at three editions of the Summer Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000), and earned 47 caps in fifteen years in the national team from 1987 to 2002.
Gioiosa Marea is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of Palermo and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Messina.
The Italy national athletics team represents Italy at the international athletics competitions such as Olympic Games or world athletics championships.
She appeared in the film Le complici (1998) by director Emanuela Piovano, in which she played a prostitute.
She died in May 2015 in Gioiosa Marea, Italy, of metastatic breast cancer, which had spread to her liver and brain. She was 45 years old. [nb]
|1988||World Junior Championships||Sudbury, Canada||4th||5000m||22:36.47|
|1989||World Race Walking Cup||L'Hospitalet, Spain||8th||10 km||44:59|
|1990||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, United Kingdom||3rd||3000 m||12:27.94|
|European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||1st||10 km||44:00|
|1991||World Student Games||Buffalo, United States||3rd||10 km||45:10|
|World Race Walking Cup||San Jose, United States||9th||10 km||45:28|
|World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||9th||10 km||44:18|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||7th||10 km||45:23|
|1993||World Race Walking Cup||Monterrey, Mexico||7th||10 km||46:14|
|World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||9th||10 km||44:13|
|1994||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||3000 m||11:54.32|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||2nd||10 km||42:43|
|1995||World Race Walking Cup||Beijing, China||8th||10 km||43:55|
|World Student Games||Fukuoka, Japan||1st||10 km||43:22|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||13th||10 km||44:06|
|1996||European Race Walking Cup||A Coruña, Spain||1st||10 km||43:26|
|Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||11th||10 km||43:57|
|1997||Mediterranean Games||Bari, Italy||2nd||10 km||45:35|
|World Championships||Athens, Greece||1st||10,000m||42:55.49|
|World Student Games||Catania, Italy||3rd||10 km||44:38|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st||10 km||42:49|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||—||20 km||DNF|
|2000||European Race Walking Cup||Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany||5th||20 km||1:28:38|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||—||20 km||DNF|
|2001||European Race Walking Cup||Dudince, Slovakia||11th||20 km||1:31:43|
|World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||8th||20 km||1:31:40|
|2002||European Championships||Munich, Germany||8th||20 km||1:31:19|
She won ten times at the Italian Athletics Championships.
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nb Sources give her age at death as 44, but this is contradicted by widespread record of her year of birth as 1969 throughout the entirely of her career (by international and national athletics federations and Olympic scholars) and before publication of her death.
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