SPECIALITY 200 m, 4 x 100 m relay

Date of birth: 19/02/1994

Place of birth: Casalmaggiore

Height x weight: 1,80 x 72

First Club: Atletica Interflumina

Club: Fiamme Gialle

First Coach: Giangiacomo Contini

Coach: Sebastian Bacchieri

Other sports: Football

Hobby: Music

Relationship Status: Single

Olympic Promises: Yes

Olympic Games Participation:

1 (Rio 2016)


Fausto, as his African name translates, was born and raised in Italy to a family of Nigerian origin. He became a citizen when he came of age in 2012. He initially played football but was almost immediately brought in by coach Contini to enhance his qualities as a sprinter. From hurdles to hurdle-free running, the step was quick. In 2016 he became the third Italian ever in the 200 metres, after Pietro Mennea and Andrew Howe, and in 2018 he updated the ranking and climbed it, thanks to 20.13 which now sees him alone behind the great Olympian. A metal music enthusiast, he has played drums in a band and is a lover of cinecomics and action films..



Olympic Games

49° Rio (BRA) 2016 200 m

World Championships

13° Nassau (BAH) 2015 4x100 m
21° Doha (QAT) 2019  200 m

European Championships

12° Zurigo (SUI) 2014 200 m
8° Zurigo (SUI) 2014 4x100 m
17° Amsterdam (NED) 2016 200 m
6° Berlino (GER) 2018 200 m
DSQ Berlino (GER) 2018 4x100 m

Other Games

World Relays

8° Yokohama (JPN) 2019 4x100 m
Chorzow (POL) 2021 4x100 m