Famous Italian Athletes

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Sergio Parisse
(Rugby union player)
Sergio Parisse
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Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Plata
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Andrea Stramaccioni
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Andrea Stramaccioni
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Birthdate: January 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
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Milo of Croton
(Wrestler)
Milo of Croton
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Birthplace: Crotone, Italy
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Dorothea Wierer
(Biathlete)
Dorothea Wierer
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Birthdate: April 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
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Mauro Prosperi
(Pentathlete)
Mauro Prosperi
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Birthdate: July 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Pietro Mennea
(Athlete)
Pietro Mennea
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Birthdate: June 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barletta, Italy
Died: March 21, 2013
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Dalia Kaddari
(Sprinter)
Dalia Kaddari
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Birthdate: March 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
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Alex Schwazer
(Athlete)
Alex Schwazer
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Birthdate: December 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vipiteno, Italy
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Sonia Malavisi
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Birthdate: October 31, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Fiona May
(Athlete)
Fiona May
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Birthdate: December 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slough, England

Former track and field athlete Fiona May initially represented the UK and then Italy in long jump. She has two Olympic silver medals to her credit and is a three-time World Champion. Her daughter, Larissa Iapichino, too is an athlete, who specializes in hurdles and long jump.

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Lisa Vittozzi
(Biathlon)
Lisa Vittozzi
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Birthdate: February 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pieve di Cadore, Italy
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Ottavio Missoni
(Italian fashion designer)
Ottavio Missoni
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Birthdate: February 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Died: May 9, 2013

Ottavio Missoni was an Italian fashion designer who founded the fashion label Missoni. He loved sports as a young boy and won the individual national championship in track four times. He fought in World War II and turned to fashion designing after the war. Along with his wife, Rosita, he launched his own label, Missoni, in the 1950s. 

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Federico Pellegrino
(Cross-Country Skier)
Federico Pellegrino
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Birthdate: September 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aosta, Italy
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Rossella Fiamingo
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Birthdate: July 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
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Elisa Di Francisca
(Olympic athlete)
Elisa Di Francisca
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Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jesi, Italy
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Sara Simeoni
(Italian athlete)
Sara Simeoni
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Birthdate: April 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
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Andrew Howe
(Sprinter, Long jumper)
Andrew Howe
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Birthdate: May 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Arianna Errigo
(Olympic athlete)
Arianna Errigo
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Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monza, Italy
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Aldo Nadi
(Fencer)
Aldo Nadi
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Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: November 10, 1965
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Daisy Osakue
(Athlete)
Daisy Osakue
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Birthdate: January 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Francesco Bruni
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Birthdate: April 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
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Gloria Hooper
(Sprinter)
Gloria Hooper
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Birthdate: March 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Villafranca di Verona, Italy
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Fausto Desalu
(Gold medalist in the 4×100 m relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics)
Fausto Desalu
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Birthdate: February 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casalmaggiore, Italy
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Primo Nebiolo
(Athlete)
Primo Nebiolo
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: November 7, 1999
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Gelindo Bordin
(Marathon runner)
Gelindo Bordin
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Birthdate: April 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
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Eyob Faniel
(Long-distance runner who won a silver medal at the 2018 Mediterranean Games.)
Eyob Faniel
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Birthdate: November 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
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Giuseppe Gibilisco
(Athlete, Bobsledder)
Giuseppe Gibilisco
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Birthdate: January 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy
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Yadisleidy Pedroso
(Gold medalist hurdler at Mediterranean Games 2018)
Yadisleidy Pedroso
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Birthdate: January 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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Nadia Ejjafini
(Long-distance runner)
Nadia Ejjafini
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Birthdate: November 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Francesco Perrone
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Birthdate: December 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cellino San Marco, Italy
Died: April 27, 2020
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Giorgio Santelli
(Olympic Athlete)
Giorgio Santelli
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Birthdate: November 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 8, 1985
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Ahmed Abdelwahed
(Steeplechase runner who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Mediterranean Games)
Ahmed Abdelwahed
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Birthdate: May 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy