Giuseppe Ottaviani

Date of birth: 20 May 1916
Age as of 27 August 2019: 103 years, 99 days

Giuseppe Ottaviani is an Italian centenarian and masters athlete.He turned 100 in May 2016. He is the first and only centenary athlete to make triple jump. Giuseppe is the current indoor world record holder in the M95 and M100 60 metres. He also held the indoor world record for the triple jump In World Masters Championships. After serving in the Italian Air Force during World War II, he spent his career as a men's tailor. He won his first national championship in 1999. Giuseppe was coached by Graziano Bacchiocchi and then in 2010, Mauro Angelini coached him to high jump. After turning 95 in 2011, he became the first 95-year-old athlete to surpass 2 meters for the long jump and 4 meters for the triple jump. He drives himself the 25 km from his home in Sant'Ippolito to the training facility in Fano. Giuseppe lives by two mottos: "For me, sport is life, sport is joy" and "curiosity drives me to live". At age 94 he bought a wireless ADSL computer, and at 97 he enrolled in the University of the Third Age in Fossombrone.
Country: Italy