Luca Verdecchia [en]

Luca Verdecchia delle Fiamme oro Padova

Place of birth: Porto S.Giorgio (Ascoli Piceno)
Date of birth: 24 May 1978
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline/Event: 100 m - 200 m
Occupation: Police officer (Agente)
Original club: Atletica San Giorgese
Present club: Fiamme Oro Padua


As a boy Luca Verdecchia used to play soccer in the youth teams of Fermana and Ancona, already showing his talent as a sprinter. He ran his first race, the 400 m, at the Italian Youth National Championships. He started off at full speed and kept the lead all through the race, until he fell to the ground 100 meters from the finish. He got up and completed the lap.

In 1997 he won his first Italian title in the junior 60 m indoor. Luca joined the police sports group "Fiamme Oro" in 1999 and has represented Italy in the 4x100 relay team many times.

Results:

European Cup
2006 - Silver - 4x100
2005 - Silver - 4x100

WorldUniversityGames
2005 - Gold - 4x100
2001- Bronze - 4x100
1999 - Bronze - 4x100

Mediterranean Games
2005 - Gold - 4x100

Italian Championships
2010 - Silver - 4x100
2006 - Gold - 100 m
1997 - Gold - 60 m junior

Italian National Championships: 1999-2000-2001-2003

Personal bests
10.28 - 2007 - 100 m
21.33 - 2001 - 200 m
6.59 - 60 m

Italian version

26/07/2012