Stefano Tilli
Stefano Tilli.jpg
Personal information
National teamItaly
Born22 August 1962 (1962-08-22) (age 59)
Orvieto, Italy
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubSnam Gas Metano
Coached byFabrizio Lepore
Retired2000
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.16 (1984)
  • 200 m: 20.40 (1984)

Stefano Tilli (born 22 August 1962) is a former Italian sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 m, twice European indoor champion, three-time semi-finalist at the Olympic Games, and was the world record holder in the 200m indoor.[1]

Biography

Tilli was born in Orvieto, Umbria. In his career he won 17 medals at the International athletics competitions, eight of these with national relays team.[2] He also won 14 national championships, from 1984 to 2000, and he has 51 caps in national team, from 1983 to 2000.[3] His personal best in the 100m is 10.16 seconds, which he ran in August 1984 in Zurich.[4] His personal best in the 200m is 20.40 seconds, achieved in September 1984 in Cagliari.[5]

Stefano Tilli used to be engaged to the Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey,[6] whom he also coached for a period.[7]

Record

World record

European record

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1983 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 60 m 6.63
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.37
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Mediterranean Games Casablanca, Morocco 3rd 100 m 10.29 [10]
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.76 [10]
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.87
SF 100 m 10.55 [11]
SF 200 m 20.72 [12]
1985 European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 1st 200 m 20.77
Championship record
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 8th (sf) 200m 20.74 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 38.86
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy SF 200 m 20.86
Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria 1st 100 m 10.41 [10]
1st 200 m 20.76 [10]
1st 4 × 100 m relay 39.67 [10]
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 4 × 100 m relay 38.54
SF 200 m 20.59
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th (sf) 100m 10.40 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
4th 200m 20.66 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.39
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan QF 200 m 20.92
5th 4 × 100 m relay 38.52
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st 200 m 20.73 [10]
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States Heats 100 m 10.38
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece QF 100 m 10.36
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 100 m 10.20
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain QF 100 m 10.26
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 4th 60 m 6.59 [13]
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia QF 100 m 10.27

National titles

Tilli won 14 national championships at individual senior level.[14][15]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Stefano tilli - Profile". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009.
  4. ^ Italian all-time list, men's 100 metres (last updated for year 2000)
  5. ^ Italian all-time list, men's 200 metres (last updated for year 2000)
  6. ^ "The greatest female sprinter in history". si21.com. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Euro Legends: Week 1 - Stefano Tilli (ITA)". european-athletics.net. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  8. ^ "200-meters record set". Star-News. 23 February 1987. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Area Outdoor Records - Men - EUROPE". iaaf.org. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  11. ^ He ran 10.49 in Quarter-Finals.
  12. ^ He ran 20.64 in Quarter-Finals.
  13. ^ 2000 European Indoor Championships, men's 60 m final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  14. ^ "TUTTI I CAMPIONI ITALIANI 1906-2021" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  15. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 24 August 2021.