Eddy Ottoz
Eddy Ottoz c. 1968
Personal information
Born (1944-06-03) 3 June 1944 (age 77)
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
CountryItaly Italy
Event(s)110 metres hurdles
Coached bySandro Calvesi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)110 m hs: 13.46 (1968)

Eddy Ottoz (born 3 June 1944) is an Italian former athlete and bronze medalist at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 110 metre hurdles.[1]


Sport career

Ottoz competed for Italy in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan, and in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico where he won the bronze medal in the 110 metre hurdles event.

In retirement

Ottoz retired from competitions in 1969, aged 25. He became an athletics coach in 1986, and by 1992 trained hurdlers and sprinters of the Italy national athletics team. As a sports manager he was president of the Regional Committee of the CONI of the Valle d'Aosta. Since 2001 he has been a member of the national board of the same Olympic Committee and chair of the Regional Committee FIDAL of Valle d'Aosta.[2]

National records


Ottoz was in the top 25 world year list for six consecutive seasons.[4]

Year Performance Venue Date World Ranking
1964 13.8 Italy Modena 30 Aug 11th
1965 13.6 Hungary Budapest 29 Aug 5th
1966 13.6 Italy Milan 9 Jun 3rd
1967 13.5 Switzerland Zürich 4 Jul 4th
1968 13.4 Mexico Mexico City 17 Oct 7th
1969 13.5 Greece Athens 20 Sep 5th


Eddy Ottoz in March 2015
Eddy Ottoz in March 2015
British Pathe Highlights of 1966 European Championships, Eddy's victory @ 1:40 on YouTube
Year Tournament Venue Result Time Notes
1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo, Japan 4th 13.84
1965 Universiade Hungary Budapest, Hungary 1st 13.6
1966 European Indoor Games West Germany Dortmund, West Germany 1st 7.7
European Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary 1st 13.7
1967 European Indoor Games Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st 6.4
Universiade Japan Tokyo, Japan 1st 13.9
1968 European Indoor Games Spain Madrid, Spain 1st 6.52
Olympic Games Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 3rd 13.46
1969 European Championships Greece Athens, Greece 1st 13.5

National titles

See also


  1. ^ Eddy Ottoz. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "appeupré – l'avversione di eddy" (in Italian). eddy-mylife.blogspot.it. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Eddy Ottoz" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ "eddy Ottoz – Top 25 Lists". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  5. ^ "ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.