Elisabetta Perrone

Elisabetta Perrone ( born July 9, 1968 in Camburzano ) is a former Italian race walker, the Olympic silver medalist in 1996.

At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona Perrone finished in a 10 km Walk to 19th place in 46:43 min. A year later, her breakthrough came in the top. At the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart in 1993, she finished fourth in 43:26 minutes, five seconds behind the Spaniard Encarnacion Granados. In Helsinki at the European Athletics Championships 1994, she went 43:47 min that finished seventh.

Your first medal win she succeeded at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. It was a very close race in which the first four tourers came within seven seconds to the finish. The winner was the 18 -year-old Irina Stankina with three seconds ahead of Perrone in 42:16 min. Jelena Nikolajewa and Sari Essayah occupied in 42:20 minutes three and four places. The decision at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta was much clearer from: Nikolajewa won in 41:49 min before Perrone in 42:12 min. In the next few years Perrone was no longer in the form in which it had been two years earlier. At a tenth place finish at the 1997 World Championships in Athens was followed by an eleventh place finish at the European Championships in 1998.

As of 1999, the 20 km walk replaced the 10 km walk as an official competitive sport at international championships. Perrone finished in 21st place at the 1999 World Championships in Seville and was first disqualified at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney in a big competition. After four years without front placement at the season climax Perrone came at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton in the world-class back. Behind Olimpiada Ivanova and Waljanzina Zybulskaja she reached in 1:28:56 h the bronze medal. A year later she finished sixth at the European Championships in Munich in 2002. At the end of her career Perrone came in 18th at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Elisabetta Perrone is 1,68 m tall and weighed 55 kg in their competition time.


  • 3000 meter track Go: 11:56,40 min ( 1993)
  • 5000 meter track Go: 20:12,41 min ( 2003)
  • 10 km Road Race Walk: 42:09 min ( 1996)
  • 20 km Road Walking: 1:27:09 h (2001)