At the European Athletics Championships in 1954 in Bern, she won the bronze medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay and was fourth in the 100 m . In 1955 she won the 100 m and 200 m at the International University Sports Week .
On October 21, 1956, she set a European record over 100 m with 11.4 seconds in Bologna . At the Olympic Games in Melbourne, she reached fifth place in both the 100 m and the 4 x 100 meter relay . Over 200 m she was eliminated in the lead. At the World University Games in 1957, she won bronze over 100 m and 200 m.
In 1959 she won the first Universiade in Turin over 100 m and 200 m, in the relay she received the silver medal.
From 1952 to 1960 she was Italian champion in the 100 m and 200 m nine times in a row.
- Giuseppina Leone in the trackfield.brinkster.net database (English)
- Giuseppina Leone in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian sprinter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 21, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Turin|