Giovanni Evangelisti

Giovanni Evangelisti

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giovanni Evangelisti (born September 11, 1961 in Rimini) is a retired long jumper from Italy. His greatest achievements were the Olympic bronze medal in 1984 and three World Indoor bronze medals. He finished fourth at the 1988 Olympics. However, he is best remembered for the 1987 World Championships scandal, as in the long jump final the home officials tampered with the measurement of one of Evangelisti's jumps in an attempt to give him the bronze medal. Though initially successful, the scam was eventually exposed and Larry Myricks of the United States was instated as the rightful bronze medalist. His personal best jump was 8.43 metres, achieved in San Giovanni Valdarno on May 16, 1987. This stood as the Italian record until 2007, when Andrew Howe jumped 8.47show more

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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136758903
  • 9786136758909