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Antonella Bevilacqua

Antonella Bevilacqua
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1971-10-15) October 15, 1971
Foggia, Italy
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Club Snam Gas Metano
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • High jump: 1.99 m (1996)

Antonella Bevilacqua (born 15 October 1971 in Foggia) is an Italian high jumper, whose personal best jump was 1.98 metres, achieved in May 1996 in Milan.


In 1996 Bevilacqua tested positive for the prohibited substances ephedrine and pseudoephedrine twice during the same month. The IAAF decided to put the case to arbitration and allowed Bevilaqua to compete at that year's Olympic Games where she cleared 1.99m to finish 4th. However after the games it was decided that a doping offence had been committed and her Olympic result was annulled.[1][2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 22ndQ High Jump 1.90
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th High jump 1.94 =PB
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States DISQ [3] High jump 1.99
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th High jump 1.93
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st High jump 1.99[4]
  • Results with a Q indicate overall position in qualifying round.
  • originally placed 4th in the final in 1996.

National championships

Antonella Bevilacqua has won 13 times the individual national championship.[5][6]

  • 6 wins in the high jump (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003)
  • 7 wins in the high jump indoor (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004)

See also


  1. ^ Lauri Tarasti: When can an athlete be punished for a doping offence? Procedural faults and the burden of proof
  2. ^
  3. ^ She was fourth.
  4. ^ However after the games it was decided that a doping offence had been committed and her Olympic result was annulled.
  5. ^ CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012""". Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

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