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Ileana Salvador

Ileana Salvador
Personal information
Born (1962-01-16) January 16, 1962
Noale, Italy
Residence Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Club Fiat Sud Formia
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 10 km: 41:30 (1993)
  • 20 km: 1:31:53 (1993)

Ileana Salvador (born January 16, 1962 in Noale) is a former Italian race walker.


  • Biography 1
  • Records 2
    • World records 2.1
    • European records 2.2
  • Achievements 3
  • National championships 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


She won ten medals, to senior level, at the International athletics competitions.[1] Specializing in indoor competitions running, boasts six medals (three European silver and three World bronze), just earned indoor. She participated at one edition of the Summer Olympics (1992), she has 29 caps in national team from 1987 to 1996.[2] She was twice World Best Year Performance in Women's Race Walking: 1992 in the 10 km walk and 1993 in the 20 km walk.

Her career and her life, has inspired a book La marcia infinita di Ileana (The neverending racewalking of Ileana), from Valter Esposito (2006, Il Prato publisher).[3] She lives in Sweden from 1996 and she is a teacher of italian language[4] and Consular Officer at Embassy of Italy in Sweden.


She is holder of two world records in not Olympic distance, but recognized by IAAF and former older of two records more.[5][6]

World records

European records


Year Competition Venue Result Event Time Notes
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest 3rd 3000 m walk 12:11.33
World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet 3rd 10 km walk 43.24
Universiade Duisburg 1st 5000 m walk 20.44
European Indoor Championships The Hague 2nd 3000 m walk 12:32.43
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow 2nd 3000 m walk 12:18.84
European Championships Split 3rd 10 km walk 44.38
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville 3rd 3000 m walk 12.07.67
World Race Walking Cup San Jose 6th 10 km walk 44.52
World Championships Tokyo 7th 10 km walk 44.09
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa 2nd 3000 m walk 11:53.23
Olympic Games Barcelona DSQ 10 km walk NT
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto 3rd 3000 m walk 11:55.35
World Race Walking Cup Monterrey 6th 10 km walk 46.02
World Championships Stuttgart 2nd 10 km walk 43:08
1994 European Championships Helsinki 11th 10 km walk 44.51

National championships

She won 14 times the individual national championship.[7][8]

See also


  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - DONNE". Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009.  
  3. ^ "Esposito Valter - La marcia infinita di Ileana". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ileana Salvador, protagonista di un libro" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "WORLD RECORDS AND BEST PERFORMANCES". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "World records and best performances, women’s race walking". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012""". Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

External links

  • Ileana Salvador profile at IAAF
  • Ileana Salvador at Sports Reference
  • Athlete profile from site Track and Field Statistics
  • Athlete profile at
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