SPECIALITY 4x 400 m relay, 4 x 400 m Mixed Relay

Date of birth: 27/07/1989

Place of birth: Roma

Height x weight: 1,72 x 53

First Club: Maria Chiara Milardi

Club: Esercito

First Coach: Fulvio Villa

Hobby: Music

Relationship Status: Single

Olympic Games Participation:

1 (Rio 2016)


Benedicta is the second of six children of a teacher of religion, Paola, and a Nigerian international counsellor, Augustine. Her grandfather Julius, a Nigerian, participated in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, reaching the finals in the high jump, and was also president of the national athletics federation. From the Torrevecchia district in Rome, she first approached track at the age of sixteen when a teacher at the socio-psycho-pedagogical institute noticed her physical qualities and directed her to the Farnesina field. She won European bronze in the 4x400 in 2016, then set the Italian record with the Italian relay team at the Rio Games. She has a degree in education and training sciences



Olympic Games

5a Rio (BRA) 2016 - 4x400 m
25a Rio (BRA) 2016 - 400 m

World Championships

9a Pechino (CHN) 2015  4x400 m
34a Pechino (CHN) 2015  400 m 
38a Londra (GBR) 2017  400 m
9a Londra (GBR) 2017  4x400 m
38a Doha (QAT) 2019  400 m
9a Doha (QAT) 2019  4x400 m

European Championships

7a Zurigo (SVI) 2014  4x400 m 
3a Amsterdam (NED) 2016  4x400 m
15a Amsterdam (NED 2016  4x400 m
5a Berlino (GER) 2018  4x400 m