Last year he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Olympic bronze in Barcelona ’92, in a few months he will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his silver at the Stuttgart ’93 world championships. But today the talent of the Italian and world racewalking, Giovanni De Benedictis, is 50 years old and we owe our best wishes to this extraordinary champion of the past who, still wearing the uniform of the Carabinieri, follows as coach two of our best italian athletes, Marco De Luca and Giorgio Rubino.
Superfluous to list all his achievements available on official website giovannidebenedictis.it, just remember the 5 participations in the Olympic Games, like the two “sacred monsters” Abdon Pamich and Pietro Mennea, and his 45 appearances in italian jersey. We would like to wish Giovanni not with the usual video of his most famous international medals, but with the most unpublished images of his victory at the Genoa Indoor European Championships ’92. AUGURI GIOVANNI!