Simona La Mantia
Simona La Mantia (left)
|Born||April 14, 1983|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Gialle|
|Achievements and titles|
Her first successes came the European Athletics U23 Championships, where she won silver in the triple jump in 2003, and improved to win the gold medal in 2005.
She represented Italy at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she achieved seventh place in the qualification round, failing to secure qualification to the final. The exact same thing happened at the 2005 World Championships. She struggled with injuries over the following years but regained form in May 2010, jumping over 14 metres for the first time in four years. That year she also won a silver medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships followed by a win in the triple jump at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships.
|2002||World Junior Championships||Kingston||8th||12.91 m (wind: -1.2 m/s)|
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz||2nd||14.31 m (wind: 2.0 m/s)|
|World Championships||Paris||17th (q)||14.05 m|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest||11th||14.14 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens||17th (q)||14.39 m|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid||8th||14.43 m|
|European U23 Championships||Erfurt||1st||14.43 m (wind: -0.6 m/s)|
|World Championships||Helsinki||14th (q)||14.00 m|
|2006||World Indoor Championships||Moscow||16th (q)||13.61 m|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona||2nd||14.56 m|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris||1st||14.60 m|
|World Championships||Daegu||15th (q)||14.06 m|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki||4th||14.25 m|
|Olympic Games||London||18th (q)||13.92 m|
|2013||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg||3rd||14.26 m|
|2013||Mediterranean Games||Mersin||4th||13.97 m|
- 6 wins in the triple jump (2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- 6 wins in the triple jump indoor (2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Sampaolo, Diego (2011-06-27). 14.40m leap by La Mantia highlights Italian Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-27.
- La Mantia bounds back into the spotlight. European Athletics (2010-05-07). Retrieved on 2010-05-22.
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