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The Italian athletics team set to take part in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (12th-21st August) has been finalised. The Italian team in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) will be composed of at least 36 athletes (15 men and 21 women), proposed by FIDAL (Italian Federation of Athletics) to CONI for official inclusion within the Olympic team.


The number of Italian athletes assured of participation in Rio 2016 rises to 291 (151 men, 140 women) in 28 different disciplines, with 223 individual qualifications. Therefore, exceeding the number of athletes who participated in London 2012, when 281 athletes competed in the Games.



Men (15)

200m ESEOSA FAUSTO DESALU G.A. Fiamme Gialle 200m, 400m MATTEO GALVAN G.A. Fiamme Gialle 200m DAVIDE MANENTI C.S. Aeronautica Militare 800m GIORDANO BENEDETTI G.A. Fiamme Gialle 3000st JAMEL CHATBI Atletica Riccardi 3000st YURI FLORIANI G.A. Fiamme Gialle Alto SILVANO CHESANI G.S. Fiamme Oro Padova Alto GIANMARCO TAMBERI G.A. Fiamme Gialle Triplo FABRIZIO DONATO G.A. Fiamme Gialle Marcia Km 50 MARCO DE LUCA G.A. Fiamme Gialle Marcia Km 50 MATTEO GIUPPONI C.S. Carabinieri Sez. Atletica Marcia Km 50 TEODORICO CAPORASO ASD Enterprise Sport & Service Maratona STEFANO LA ROSA C.S. Carabinieri Sez. Atletica Maratona DANIELE MEUCCI C.S. Esercito Maratona RUGGERO PERTILE Assindustria Sport Padova


Women (21)

200m GLORIA HOOPER G.S. Forestale 400m, 4x400m MARIA BENEDICTA CHIGBOLU C.S. Esercito 400m, 4x400m LIBANIA GRENOT G.A. Fiamme Gialle 4x400m CHIARA BAZZONI C.S. Esercito 4x400m ELENA MARIA BONFANTI Atletica Lecco-Colombo Costruzioni 4x400m MARTA MILANI C.S. Esercito 4x400m MARIA ENRICA SPACCA G.S. Forestale 800m YUSNEYSI SANTIUSTI CABALLERO ASD Acsi Italia Atletica 10000m VERONICA INGLESE C.S. Esercito 400hs MARZIA CARAVELLI C.S. Aeronautica Militare/CUS Cagliari 400hs AYOMIDE FOLORUNSO G.S. Fiamme Oro Padova 400hs YADISLEIDY PEDROSO C.S. Aeronautica Militare Alto DESIREE ROSSIT G.S. Fiamme Oro Padova Alto ALESSIA TROST G.A. Fiamme Gialle Triplo DARIYA DERKACH C.S. Aeronautica Militare/ADS Acsi Italia Marcia Km 20 ELEONORA ANNA GIORGI G.S. Fiamme Azzurre Marcia Km 20 ANTONELLA PALMISANO G.A. Fiamme Gialle Marcia Km 20 ELISA RIGAUDO G.A. Fiamme Gialle Maratona CATHERINE BERTONE Atletica Sandro Calvesi Maratona ANNA INCERTI G.S. Fiamme Azzurre Maratona VALERIA STRANEO Runner Team 99 SBV


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