Annarita Sidoti

Annarita Sidoti
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born 25 July 1969 (1969-07-25)[nb]
Gioiosa Marea, Italy
Died 21 May 2015 (2015-05-22) (aged 45)
Gioiosa Marea, Italy
Height 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
Weight 42 kg (93 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 10 km: 41:46 (1994)
  • 20 km: 1:28:38 (2000)

Annarita Sidoti (25 July 1969[nb] – 21 May 2015) was an Italian race walker.

Biography

Annarita Sidoti was born in Gioiosa Marea. She won eleven medals at senior level in international competition.[1] She participated at three editions of the Summer Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000), and earned 47 caps in fifteen years in the national team from 1987 to 2002.[2]

She appeared in the film Le complici (1998) by director Emanuela Piovano, in which she played a prostitute.[3]

Death

She died in May 2015 in Gioiosa Marea, Italy, of metastatic breast cancer, which had spread to her liver and brain. She was 45 years old.[nb][4][5]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Italy
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 4th 5000m 22:36.47
1989 World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 8th 10 km 44:59
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd 3000 m 12:27.94
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 10 km 44:00
1991 World Student Games Buffalo, United States 3rd 10 km 45:10
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 9th 10 km 45:28
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th 10 km 44:18
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 7th 10 km 45:23
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 7th 10 km 46:14
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th 10 km 44:13
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 3000 m 11:54.32
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 10 km 42:43
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 8th 10 km 43:55
World Student Games Fukuoka, Japan 1st 10 km 43:22
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 13th 10 km 44:06
1996 European Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 10 km 43:26
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 11th 10 km 43:57
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 2nd 10 km 45:35
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 10,000m 42:55.49
World Student Games Catania, Italy 3rd 10 km 44:38
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 10 km 42:49
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 20 km DNF
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 5th 20 km 1:28:38
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20 km DNF
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 11th 20 km 1:31:43
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th 20 km 1:31:40
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 8th 20 km 1:31:19

National titles

She won ten times at the Italian Athletics Championships.[6][7]

See also