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Fiona May
Fiona May
Iapichino (born 12 December 1969 in Slough, England) is a retired British-born Italian track and field athlete who competed in the long jump. She won the World Championships twice and two Olympic silver medals. Her personal best jump was 7.11 metres, which was her silver medal result at the 1998 European Championships.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Family 3 Achievements 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] She also competed briefly in triple jump, and her career best of 14.65 metres from 1998 was good enough to place fifth in the world that season.[1] May originally competed for Great Britain, but married Gianni Iapichino and became an Italian citizen in 1994. Iapichino, a former pole vaulter whose best achievements were a fifth and sixth place at the European Indoor Championships in 1992 and 1994,[2] was her coach as well. May gave birth to a daughter in 2002, and missed the whole season as a result. Her last significant competition was the 2005 World Championships, where she failed to reach the final.[3] May attended Leeds Trinity & All Saints College,[4] a college affiliated the University of Leeds, studying economics, business management and administration. In 2006, she retired from competitions and started a new successful career in show business. After some modelling, she became the spokeswoman of the Kinder snacks and she won the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars
in 2006. Later that year her acting debut was broadcast on Rai Uno
Rai Uno
as the protagonist of Butta la luna, a miniseries about racism and social integration. [5] Family[edit] May's parents are Jamaican.[6] She is also rugby player Marcel Garvey's cousin. Her daughter, Larissa Iapichino, is following her parents' footsteps and is currently the 300 metres hurdles Italian champion.[7] Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes

Representing  Great Britain and  England

1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 8th 6.11 m

1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 1st 6.64 m w

1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 6.88 m w (wind: +2.1 m/s)

Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 6.62 m

1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 3rd 6.55 m

European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 7th 6.77 m (wind: +1.3 m/s)

1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th (q) 6.54 m

1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain — NM

1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th (q) 6.42 m

Representing  Italy

1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 6.90 m (wind: -0.7 m/s)

1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 6.98 m w

1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 2nd 7.02 m

IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 3rd 6.86 m

1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 6.86 m

World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 6.91 m

1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 6.91 m

European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 7.11 m

1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 2nd 6.94 m

2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 6.92 m

2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 6.87 m

World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 7.02 m w

2003 World Championships Paris, France 9th 6.46 m

2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 6.64 m

2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 6.64 m

See also[edit]

Italian sportswomen multiple medalists at Olympics and World Championships Italian all-time lists – Long jump Italian all-time lists – Triple jump FIDAL Hall of Fame

References[edit]

^ "TRIPLE JUMP 1998". Archived from the original on 15 August 2004.  ^ "24th European Indoor Championships 1996, 24th European Indoor Championships 1998". european-athletics.org. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ "Fiona May's makes Final Farewell". iaaf.org. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ "University of Leeds". at1ce.org. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ " Butta la luna 2, da stasera su Raiuno torna Fiona May
Fiona May
in versione attric" (in Italian). tvblog.it. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  ^ "Sporting heroes".  ^ "Atletica, Larissa Iapichino, figlia di Fiona May, è campione d' Italia
Italia
nei 300 hs". 9 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fiona May
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profile at IAAF Fiona May
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at Sports Reference Fiona May
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on IMDb
IMDb

Awards

Preceded by Manuela Di Centa Italian Sportswoman of the Year 1995 Succeeded by Deborah Compagnoni

Sporting positions

Preceded by Maurren Higa Maggi Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance 2000 Succeeded by Tatyana Kotova

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IAAF World Championships in Athletics
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
champions in women's long jump

1983: Heike Daute (GDR) 1987 – 1991: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(USA) 1993: Heike Drechsler
Heike Drechsler
(GER) 1995: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 1997: Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 1999: Niurka Montalvo (ESP) 2001: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 2003: Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber
(FRA) 2005: Tianna Madison (USA) 2007: Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Lebedeva
(RUS) 2009 – 2013: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA) 2015: Tianna Bartoletta
Tianna Bartoletta
(USA) 2017: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA)

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World Indoor Champions in Women's Long Jump

1985: Helga Radtke
Helga Radtke
(GDR) 1987: Heike Drechsler
Heike Drechsler
(GDR) 1989: Galina Chistyakova (URS) 1991: Larysa Berezhna (URS) 1993: Marieta Ilcu (ROM) 1995: Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 1997: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 1999: Tatyana Kotova
Tatyana Kotova
(RUS) 2001: Dawn Burrell
Dawn Burrell
(USA) 2003: Tatyana Kotova
Tatyana Kotova
(RUS) 2004: Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Lebedeva
(RUS) 2006: Tianna Bartoletta
Tianna Bartoletta
(USA) 2008: Naide Gomes
Naide Gomes
(POR) 2010–2012: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA) 2014: Éloyse Lesueur
Éloyse Lesueur
(FRA) 2016: Brittney Reese
Brittney Reese
(USA) 2018: Ivana Španović
Ivana Španović
(SRB)

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European Athletics Indoor Champions in women's long jump

1966: Tatyana Shchelkanova
Tatyana Shchelkanova
(URS) 1967–1968: Berit Berthelsen (NOR) 1969: Irena Szewińska
Irena Szewińska
(POL) 1970: Viorica Viscopoleanu
Viorica Viscopoleanu
(ROM) 1971: Heide Rosendahl
Heide Rosendahl
(FRG) 1972: Brigitte Roesen (FRG) 1973: Diana Yorgova (BUL) 1974: Meta Antenen
Meta Antenen
(SUI) 1975: Dorina Catineanu (ROM) 1976: Lidiya Alfeyeva (URS) 1977–1978: Jarmila Nygrýnová (TCH) 1979: Siegrun Siegl (GDR) 1980: Anna Włodarczyk (POL) 1981: Karin Hänel (FRG) 1982: Sabine Everts
Sabine Everts
(FRG) 1983: Eva Murková (TCH) 1984: Sue Hearnshaw (GBR) 1985: Galina Chistyakova (URS) 1986–1988: Heike Drechsler
Heike Drechsler
(FRG) 1989–1990: Galina Chistyakova (URS) 1992: Larisa Berezhnaya (EUN) 1994: Heike Drechsler
Heike Drechsler
(GER) 1996: Renata Nielsen (DEN) 1998: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 2000: Erica Johansson (SWE) 2002: Níki Xánthou (GRE) 2005–2007: Naide Gomes
Naide Gomes
(POR) 2009: Ksenija Balta
Ksenija Balta
(EST) 2011–2013: Darya Klishina
Darya Klishina
(RUS) 2015-17: Ivana Španović
Ivana Španović
(SRB)

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Mediterranean Games
Mediterranean Games
champions in women's long jump

1967: Maria Vittoria Trio
Maria Vittoria Trio
(ITA) 1971–1975: Not held 1979: Maria Lambrou (GRE) 1983: Snežana Dančetović (YUG) 1987: Antonella Capriotti
Antonella Capriotti
(ITA) 1991: Tamara Malešev (YUG) 1993: Corinne Hérigault (FRA) 1997: Niki Xanthou (GRE) 2001: Concepción Montaner (ESP) 2005: Fiona May
Fiona May
(ITA) 2009: Tania Vicenzino (ITA) 2013: Nektaria Panagi (CYP)

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Italian Athletics Champions in women's long jump

1923: Maria Piantanida 1924: Maria Piantanida 1925: Andreina Sacco 1926: Luigia Bonfanti 1927: Vittorina Vivenza 1928: Derna Polazzo 1929: not held 1930: Giovanna Viarengo 1931: Claudia Testoni 1932: Claudia Testoni 1933: Claudia Testoni 1934: Claudia Testoni 1935: Claudia Testoni 1936: Jolanda Colombo 1937: Claudia Testoni 1938: Claudia Testoni 1939: Amelia Piccinini 1940: Amelia Piccinini 1941: Lidia Zanuttigh 1942: Elda Franco 1943: Amelia Piccinini 1944: not held 1945: Amelia Piccinini 1946: Amelia Piccinini 1947: Lidia Zanuttigh 1948: Silvana Pierucci 1949: Silvana Pierucci 1950: Silvana Pierucci 1951: Silvana Pierucci 1952: Maria Gabriella Pinto 1953: Maria Gabriella Pinto 1954: Maria Musso 1955: Piera Fassio 1956: Piera Fassio 1957: Piera Fassio 1958: Piera Fassio 1959: Piera Tizzoni 1960: Piera Tizzoni 1961: Magalì Vettorazzo 1962: Magalì Vettorazzo 1963: Magalì Vettorazzo 1964: Magalì Vettorazzo< 1965: Maria Vittoria Trio 1966: Magalì Vettorazzo 1967: Magalì Vettorazzo 1968: Maria Vittoria Trio 1969: Magalì Vettorazzo 1970: Mariella Baucia 1971: Barbara Ridi 1972: Barbara Ridi 1973: Manuela Martinelli 1974: Ambra Colombo 1975: Laura Santini 1976: Laura Nappi 1977: Graziella Clemente 1978: Emanuela Nini 1979: Barbara Norello 1980: Giusy Albanese 1981: Elena Cafaro 1982: Alessandra Oldani 1983: Alessandra Becatti 1984: Antonella Capriotti 1985: Antonella Capriotti 1986: Antonella Capriotti 1987: Antonella Capriotti 1988: Antonella Capriotti 1989: Antonella Capriotti 1990: Antonella Capriotti 1991: Valentina Uccheddu 1992: Valentina Uccheddu 1993: Antonella Capriotti 1994: Fiona May 1995: Valentina Uccheddu 1996: Fiona May 1997: Arianna Zivez 1998: Maria Chiara Baccini 1999: Valentina Uccheddu 2000: Laura Gatto 2001: Laura Gatto 2002: Laura Gatto 2003: Thaimi O’Reilly 2004: Laura Gatto 2005: Fiona May 2006: Valeria Canella 2007: Tania Vicenzino 2008: Tania Vicenzino 2009: Tania Vicenzino 2010: Tania Vicenzino 2011: Tania Vicenzino 2012: Tania Vicenzino 2013: Tania Vicenzino 2014: Tania Vicenzino 2015: Martina Lorenzetto 2016: Laura Strati 2017: Laura Strati

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UK Athletics Championships
UK Athletics Championships
winners in women's long jump

1977–1997

1977: Sharon Colyear 1978–79: Sue Reeve 1980: Sue Hearnshaw 1981: Sandra Green 1982–83: Bev Kinch 1984: Sue Hearnshaw 1985: Margaret Cheetham 1986: Kim Hagger 1987–88: Mary Berkeley 1989: Fiona May 1990: Mary Berkeley 1991: Fiona May 1992: Oluyinka Idowu 1993: Fiona May 1997: Jo Wise

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1996 Italy
Italy
Olympic Athletics Team

Men's track & road athletes

Alessandro Aimar Stefano Baldini Andrea Benvenuti Salvatore Bettiol Angelo Carosi Angelo Cipolloni Giovanni De Benedictis Arturo Di Mezza Gennaro Di Napoli Michele Didoni Giuseppe D'Urso Sandro Floris Andrea Giocondi Danilo Goffi Alessandro Lambruschini Ezio Madonia Davide Milesi Fabrizio Mori Andrea Nuti Laurent Ottoz Giovanni Perricelli Giovanni Puggioni Ashraf Saber Stefano Tilli Marco Vaccari

Men's field athletes

Simone Bianchi Paolo Dal Soglio Corrado Fantini Diego Fortuna Loris Paoluzzi Beniamino Poserina Enrico Sgrulletti Giorgio Venturi

Women's track & road athletes

Roberta Brunet Maria Curatolo Virna De Angeli Ornella Ferrara Rossella Giordano Maria Guida Elisabetta Perrone Annarita Sidoti Silvia Sommaggio Patrizia Spuri Carla Tuzzi Maura Viceconte

Women's field athletes

Antonella Bevilacqua Barbara Lah Agnese Maffeis Fiona May Giuliana Spada

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2000 Italy
Italy
Olympic Athletics Team

Men's track & road athletes

Alessandro Attene Stefano Baldini Rachid Berradi Ivano Brugnetti Daniele Caimmi Alessandro Cavallaro Maurizio Checcucci Andrea Colombo Giovanni De Benedictis Arturo Di Mezza Michele Didoni Giorgio Frinolli Alessandro Gandellini Andrea Giaconi Giacomo Leone Andrea Longo Giuseppe Maffei Vincenzo Modica Fabrizio Mori Giovanni Perricelli Emiliano Pizzoli Francesco Scuderi Stefano Tilli

Men's field athletes

Paolo Camossi Paolo Dal Soglio Fabrizio Donato Diego Fortuna Giuseppe Gibilisco Loris Paoluzzi Nicola Vizzoni

Women's track & road athletes

Erica Alfridi Roberta Brunet Francesca Carbone Virna De Angeli Ornella Ferrara Daniela Graglia Monika Niederstätter Elisabetta Perrone Fabiola Piroddi Annarita Sidoti Silvia Sommaggio Maura Viceconte

Women's field athletes

Gertrud Bacher Ester Balassini Claudia Coslovich Fiona May Mara Rosolen

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2004 Italy
Italy
Olympic Athletics Team

Men's track & road athletes

Stefano Baldini Ivano Brugnetti Daniele Caimmi Maurizio Checcucci Simone Collio Giovanni De Benedictis Alberico Di Cecco Massimiliano Donati Alessandro Gandellini Marco Giungi Andrew Howe Andrea Longo Giuseppe Maffei Marco Torrieri

Men's field athletes

Paolo Casarsa Nicola Ciotti Fabrizio Donato Giuseppe Gibilisco Alessandro Talotti Nicola Trentin Nicola Vizzoni

Women's track & road athletes

Benedetta Ceccarelli Rosaria Console Bruna Genovese Rossella Giordano Monika Niederstätter Elisabetta Perrone Elisa Rigaudo

Women's field athletes

Ester Balassini Clarissa Claretti Claudia Coslovich Simona La Mantia Elisabetta Marin Magdelín Martín