Sara Simeoni was born on 19th April, 1953, in Rivoli Veronese. She is an Olympics Champion and High Jump gold medal at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980.
Sara started very young the High Jump practice, imprinted by the newborn Fosbury style.
She was almost entirely coached by Erminio Azzaro, who became also her husband.
Her talent started to thrive when she still played in the Junior team, thanks to her best technical approach and determination that bring her to the reaching of the 2 meters wall (Prague 1978), constantly in competition with the German rivals Rosemarie Ackermann and Ulrike Meyfarth.
In her sport Curriculum shine a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics , in addition to other 9 gold medals at the European Championships, and two silver medals at the Montreal (1974) and Los Angeles Olympics (1984). Furthermore, Sara wore the National sweater right 72 times.
She was also standard bearer at the Los Angeles Olympics opening ceremony and the same was at the closing ceremony of the Turin Winter Olympics .
Totally, Sara was 14 times Italian Champion and succeeded in hold the Record for 36 years till 2007 when it was overtaken by Antonietta Di Martino.
Sara Simeoni is well-known as the greatest Italian Athlete ever all around the world.
Helsinki 1971: 1,78m.
Munich 1972: 1,85m.
Rome 1973: 1,89m
Montreal 1976: 1,91m.
|1971||European Athletics Championships||Helsinki||High Jump||9||1,78m||Read more|
|1972||Olympic Games||Munich||High Jump||6||1,85m||Read more|
|1973||European Indoor Athletics Championships||Rotterdam||High Jump||9||1,82m|
|1973||The Universiade||Moscow||High Jump||Bronze||1,81m|
|1974||European Athletics Championships||Rome||High Jump||Bronze||1,89m||Read more|
|1974||European Indoor Athletics Championships||Goeteborg||High Jump||11||1,75m|
|1975||The Universiade||Rome||High Jump||Silver||1,88m|
|1975||Mediterranean Games||Algiers||High Jump||Gold||–|
|1975||European Indoor Athletics Championships||Katowice||High Jump||4||1,80m|
|1976||Olympic Games||Montreal||High Jump||Silver||1,91m||Read more|
|1977||European Indoor Athletics Championships||San Sebastian||High Jump||Gold||1,92m||Read more|
|1977||The Universiade||Sofia||High Jump||Gold||1,92m|
|1978||European Athletics Championships||Milan||High Jump||Gold||1,94m||Read more|
|1978||European Athletics Championships||Prague||High Jump||Gold||2.01m||Read more|
|1979||Mediterranean Games||Split||High Jump||Gold||–|
|1979||The Universiade||Sofia||High Jump||Gold||1,92m|
|1980||Olympic Games||Moscow||High Jump||Gold||1,97m||Read more|
|1980||European Indoor Athletics Championships||Sindelfingen||High Jump||Gold||1,95m||Read more|
|1981||The Universiade||Bucarest||High Jump||Gold||1,96m|
|1981||European Indoor Athletics Championships||Grenoble||High Jump||Gold||1,97m||Read more|
|1982||European Athletics Championships||Athens||High Jump||Bronze||1,97m|
|1983||World Athletics Championships||Helsinki||High Jump||0||1,84m|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles||High Jump||Silver||2,00m|
|1986||European Athletics Championships||Stuttgart||High Jump||0||1,86m|
European Athletics Championships: Rome 1974, Milan 1978.
Rome Universiade 1975.
European Athletics Championships: Helsinki 1971, Rotterdam 1973 (Indoor), Goeteborg 1974 (Indoor), Katowice 1975 (Indoor), San Sebastian 1977 (Indoor), Prague 1978, Sindelfingen 1980 (Indoor), Grenoble 1981 (Indoor), Athens 1982 (Indoor), Stuttgart 1986.
Olympic Games: Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984.
Universiade: Moscow 1973, Sofia 1977, Sofia 1979, Bucarest 1981.
Mediterranean Games: Algiers 1975, Split 1979.