Maria Benedicta Chigbolu

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Maria Benedicta Chigbolu
Personal information
Full nameMaria Benedicta Chigbolu
NationalityItalian
Born (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 31)
Rome, Italy
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubG.S. Esercito
Coached byMaria Chiara Milardi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m 52.66 (2013)

Maria Benedicta Chigbolu (born 27 July 1989) is an Italian sprinter, born in Rome to a Nigerian father and an Italian mother.[1]

Biography[edit]

Maria Benedicta Chigbolu won a medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games. She has several caps in national team from 2012.[2] She is engaged with the Italian sprinter Matteo Galvan.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
2013 Mediterranean Games Turkey Mersin 2nd 400 metres 52.66 Sport records icon PB.svg
1st 4×400 m relay 3.32.44 Sport records icon SB.svg
2016 European Championships Netherlands Amsterdam 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:27.49 Sport records icon SB.svg
Olympic Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro 6th 4×400 m relay 3.27.05 [4]
2017 World Championships United Kingdom London 40th (h) 400 m 53.00
2018 Mediterranean Games Spain Tarragona 1st 4x400 m relay 3:28.08 GR
2019 European Team Championships Poland Bydgoszcz 3rd 400 m 52.19

National titles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria Benedicta Chigbolu". FIDAL. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2013. FIDAL. 2013.
  3. ^ "Giochi del Mediterraneo, chi sono le ragazze medaglia d'oro nella staffetta 4×400 diventate un simbolo sui social" (in Italian). ilfattoquotidiano.it. Retrieved 3 July 2018. Reclutata nell’Esercito, ora si allena a Rieti ed è fidanzata con un quattrocentista, Matteo Galvan.
  4. ^ Italy ran a better crono, 3:25.16 (National record) in semi-finals.

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