Emanuele Abate [en]
Place of birth: Genoa
Date of birth: 8 July 1985
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline/Event: 60 - 110 HS
Occupation: Police officer (rank: Agente)
Original club: Cus Genova
Present club: Fiamme Oro Padua
Emanuele Abate made his debut in athletics in 2002 taking part in a student competition with the Cus Genoa club. On that occasion he showed a considerable aptitude for sprint events, especially sprint hurdling.
In 2006 he participated in the Geneva meeting, running a time of 13"59, which made him one of the top hurdlers in the country and a member of the Italian team at the European Championships in Göteborg (Sweden).
In 2007 he joined the Fiamme Oro and won the bronze medal in the 110m hurdles event at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Debrecen (Hungary). Then he went on winning the Italian title in this discipline. Later that year he finished fourth in the 110 m hurdles final at the Bangkok World University Games (Thailand), and third at the 2009 World University Games in Beograd (Serbia).
In 2011 Emanuele was both indoor and outdoor Italian champion, running his personal best in the 60 m hurdles and 110 m hurdles. That same year he participated in the indoor European Championships.
He finished fifth outdoor at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China), and narrowly failed to make it into the semi-finals at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu (South Korea).
On February 4, 2012 he ran the 60-meter hurdles in a national-record time of 7"57 in Magglingen (Switzerland), achieving the qualification for the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul (Turkey). On June 8, 2012 he also set the national record in the 110 m hurdles, finishing in 13"28.
He was selected to represent Team Italy at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he ran an excellent 13.35s in his qualifying heat, missing the final by 4 hundredths of a second only.
13"28 - 110 hs - 8th June 2012
7"57 - 60 hs - 4th February 2012
2007 - Debrecen (Hungary) - Bronze - 110 hs - Under 23
World Indoor Championships
2012 - Istanbul (Turkey) - 6th place - 60 hs
2009 - Beograd (Serbia) - Bronze - 110 hs
2007 - Bangkok (Thailand) - 4th place - 110 hs
2011 - 2008 - 2007 - Italian National Champion - 110 hs
2011 - 2009 - 2008 - Italian National Indoor Champion - 60 hs
2012 - Montgeron (Paris) - Silver - 110 hs
2012 - Memorial Primo Nebiolo (Turin) - Bronze - 110 hs
2011 - Città di Rieti - Gold - 110 hs
(modificato il 19/09/2012)