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Giovanni Evangelisti

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Nationality  Italian
European Championships  0
Weight  75 kg
World Indoor Championships  0
Height  1.80 m

Olympic Games  0
Role  Olympic athlete
Country  Italy
Name  Giovanni Evangelisti
Events  Long jump
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Born  11 September 1961 (age 54) (1961-09-11) Rimini, Italy
Personal best(s)  Long jump: 8.43 m (1987)
Club  Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro
Bronze medals  Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump


Giovanni Evangelisti (born 11 September 1961 in Rimini) is a retired long jumper from Italy. His greatest achievements were the Olympic bronze medal in 1984 and three World Indoor bronze medals. He finished fourth at the 1988 Olympics.



However, he is best remembered for the 1987 World Championships scandal, as in the long jump final the home officials tampered with the measurement of one of Evangelisti's jumps in an attempt to give him the bronze medal. Though initially successful, the scam was eventually exposed by Sandro Donati and others. Larry Myricks of the United States was instated as the rightful bronze medalist.

He won 11 medals (curiously 9 bronze), at the International athletics competitions. His personal best jump was 8.43 metres, achieved in San Giovanni Valdarno on 16 May 1987. This stood as the Italian record until 2007, when Andrew Howe jumped 8.47. He has 59 caps in national team from 1982 to 1994.

National championships

He has won 9 times the individual national championship.

  • 4 wins in the long jump (1981, 1982, 1986, 1992)
  • 5 wins in the long jump indoor (1982, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1994)
  • References

    Giovanni Evangelisti Wikipedia