Antonietta Di Martino
(born 1 June 1978 in Cava de' Tirreni
) is an Italian high jumper
. She currently holds the Italian national women's high jump record
at 2.03 metres.
She finished twelfth at the 2001 World Championships
in Edmonton. In 2006 she finished fifth at the World Indoor Championships
in Moscow and tenth at the European Championships
In 2007 she cleared 2.00 metres in Banská Bystrica
in February, breaking Sara Simeoni
's previous Italian indoor record of 1.98 m. She followed this up with a silver medal at the 2007 European Indoor Championships
, where she jumped 1.96 m.
She won the silver medal at 2007 World Championships in Athletics
, having jumped 2.03 m. Her 2008 season was not so successful: she managed only tenth position at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
and closed the year carrying a serious toe injury, leaving her to consider retiring from the sport.Sampaolo, Diego (2010-01-21). . IAAF
. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.
A change of coach, from Davide Sessa to Massimiliano Di Matteo, in 2009 marked a resurgence in her form. She won the Italian Indoor Championships but illness ruled her out of the 2009 European Indoor Championships
a few months later. She took bronze at the 2009 European Team Championships
and, soon after, she beat Blanka Vlašić
to win the Golden Gala
meeting, jumping 2.00 m in Rome.Ramsak, Bob (2009-07-10). .... Read More