Nicola Vizzoni


Nicola Vizzoni

Nicola Vizzoni (born 4 November 1973 in Pietrasanta, Province of Lucca) is a male hammer thrower from Italy. He won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics and ten years after at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. His personal best throw is 80.50 metres, achieved in July 2001 in Formia.

He made his first appearance at the World Championships in Athletics in 1997 but he did not make the final. However, in 1999 he finished seventh in the hammer throw final and the next year he took the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He just missed out on the podium at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, finishing fourth, but he gained regional honours with a gold at the 2001 Mediterranean Games and also won gold at the Summer Universiade.

He competed at the following two Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008, but was some distance off winning another medal. He became the Mediterranean champion for a second time with a win at the 2009 Mediterranean Games

Vizzoni made a strong start to the 2010 season, throwing 78.22 m early on and winning the gold at the 2010 European Cup Winter Throwing event.[1]

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Italy
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th
1995 World Student Games Fukuoka, Japan 13th 70.70 m
1997 World Student Games Catania, Italy 5th 75.12 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 22nd 73.42 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 17th
1999 World Military Games Zagreb, Croatia 2nd 78.04 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 7th
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th
Universiade Beijing, China 1st 78.41 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 1st
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 13th 77.57 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 15th 75.76 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 26th 70.77 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 16th 73.64 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 13th 75.01 m
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th 73.70 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 1st 76.63 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 79.12 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 77.04 m

References

  1. ^ Slovenia's Ratej provides big surprise at European Cup Winter Throwing. European Athletics (2010-03-21). Retrieved on 2010-03-23.

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