Athletics: Factfile on Pietro Mennea

Factfile on Italian Pietro Mennea, the former Olympic 200m champion and world record holder who died Thursday at the age of 60:

Name: Pietro Mennea

Date of birth: June 28, 1952

Place of birth: Barletta, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Sport/discipline: Athletics/sprints



200m: gold (1980), bronze (1972)

4x400m relay: bronze (1980)

World championships

4x100m relay: silver (1983)

200m: bronze (1983)

European championships

100m: gold (1978), silver (1974)

200m: gold (1974, 1978)

4x100m relay: silver (1974), bronze (1971)

European indoor championships

400m: gold (1978)

Personal records

100m: 10.01sec

200m: 19.72sec, world record set on September 12, 1979, in Mexico City. (Bettered by American Michael Johnson in 19.32sec on August 1, 1996, in Atlanta)