Paola Pigni

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Paola Pigni, c. 1966.

Paola Pigni (30 December 1945 – 11 June 2021) was an Italian middle and long-distance runner.[1] She was a three-time world champion in cross country. She held the world record over five distance running events on the track, from 1500m to 10,000m.[2] She won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Pigni was born in Milan.

Pigni died on 11 June 2021 in Rome from a heart attack, aged 75.[3]

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  1. "The Italian middle-distance runner Paola Pigni at the Olympic Games". agefotostock.com. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  2. "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. Addio Paola Pigni: si è spenta a 75 anni la "rivoluzionaria" della corsa italiana (in Italian)