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Donato Sabia

Donato Sabia Italian sprinter and middle distance runner

Italian sprinter and middle distance runner
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Italian sprinter and middle distance runner
Is Runner Athlete Sprinter
From Italy
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 September 1963, Potenza, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Age: 56 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Height: 178
Weight: 65
The details

Donato Sabia (born 11 September 1963 in Potenza) is a retired Italian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres.


Donato Sabia won two medals, at senior level, at the International athletics competitions, one of these with national relay team. He participated at two editions of the Summer Olympics (1984, 1988), reaching, in both cases, the Olympic 800 meters final; he has 17 caps in national team from 1982 to 1988.

His personal best time was 1:43.88 minutes, achieved in June 1984 in Florence. In the 400 metres he had 45.73 seconds, achieved in June 1984 in Milan.


Year Competition Venue Result Event time Notes
1983 Mediterranean Games Casablanca, Morocco 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.54
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.10
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 800 m 1:48.05
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th 800 m 1:44.53
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th 800 m 1:48.03

National championships

He has won 6 times the individual national championship.

  • 1 win in the 400 metres (1984)
  • 3 wins in the 800 metres (1983, 1984, 1988)
  • 2 wins in the 400 metres indoor (1983, 1988)
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