Pietro Mennea, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pietro Mennea

Italian sprinter and politician

Date of Birth: 28-Jun-1952

Place of Birth: Barletta, Apulia, Italy

Date of Death: 21-Mar-2013

Profession: lawyer, politician, sprinter, athletics competitor

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Pietro Mennea

  • Pietro Paolo Mennea (Italian pronunciation: ['pj??tro men'n??a]; 28 June 1952 – 21 March 2013) was an Italian sprinter and politician.
  • He was most successful in the 200 m event, in which he won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and set a world record at 19.72 seconds in September 1979.
  • This record stood for almost 17 years – the longest duration in the event history – and is still listed as the European record.

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