Gennaro Di Napoli
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Gennaro Di Napoli
Gennaro Di Napoli
Personal information
Born (1968-03-05) 5 March 1968 (age 51)
Naples, Italy
Height1.82 m (5 ft  in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Event(s)Middle-distance running
ClubG.S. Fiamme Oro
Snam Gas Metano
Achievements and titles
  • 800 m: 1:45.84
  • 1,500 m: 3:32.78 (1992)
  • 3,000 m: 7:39.54
  • 5,000 m: 13:17.46 (1995)

Gennaro Di Napoli (born 5 March 1968) is an Italian former middle distance runner.

He won 13 medals at the International athletics competitions, 10 of these at senior level.[1]


Di Napoli was born in Naples but moved early in his life to Lombardy, in northern Italy. He excelled in the distances from 800 to 3,000 meters. He won the silver medal at the European Championships in Split 1990 over 1500 metres. He missed out on a medal at the World Championships 1991.

In 1992 Di Napoli scored a sensational victory over the world champion Noureddine Morceli from Algeria at the Golden Gala meeting in Rome. However, he got injured two weeks before the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, where he participated, but failed to reach the final. In 1993 di Napoli won the 3,000 m Indoor World Championships' gold medal; a title which he defended at the 1995 Indoor Championships. However, his achievements in outdoor races remained mixed.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 1500m 3:52.10 [2]
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 21st (sf) 1500m 3:43.58
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd 1500m 3:38.60
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st 1500m 3:42.80 [3]
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 8th 1500m 3:36.56
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st 3000m 7:47.24
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th (sf) 1500m 3:39.56
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 3000m 7:50.26
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 12th 1500m 3:47.38
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 1500m 3:39.96
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 3000m 7:50.89
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 5000m 13:46.51
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th 5000m 13:28.36
(sf) Indicates overall position in semifinal round

National titles

Gennaro Di Napoli has won 8 times the individual national championship.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "MEDITERRANEAN GAMES". Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE - 1906 2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 2013.

External links

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