#1 Dean ‘Capo’ Capobianco
Born: 11 May 1970
The winner of 1990 Stawell Gift, 1990 Bay Sheffield Gift & 1991 Burnie Gift he is still the only person in history to achieve this in a calendar year. Capo is one of WA & Australia’s greatest ever sprinters finishing with 6 x National Open Gold medals. He was 5th at the 1993 World Championships in the 200m final in 20.18sec. The second fastest Australian all time.
From 125 Stawell Greatest Moments…
No.#17 19 year old West Australian Dean Capobianco stormed past short priced favourites Todd Ireland and Tim Mason to win the 1990 Gift from just 2.25m in a time of 12.29. Capobianco was heavily backed at 66/1 on Friday night by amateur athletics officials who had watched the teenager win the silver medal over 200m at the Australian 200m titles just a week earlier.
1990 Winner Stawell 120m Gift (2.25m)
1990 Winner Bay Sheffield 120m Gift (1.5m)
1991 Winner Burnie Gift (0m)
1991 Botany Bay 120m Gift (runner up – 0m)
GROUP 2 Pro Wins
1989 Winner Austin Robertson 120m Gift
Winner Mazenod 120m Gift
Winner Stawell 120m Backmarkers
1990 Winner Mullewa 120m Gift (0.75m)
Winner Cannington (Dogs) Gift
Winner Port Macquarie 120m Gift
Bunbury 120m Gift – runner up to Keiran Finn in 1st pro-race (at 16 yo).
Stawell 120m Gift Match Race: Melinda Gainsford (14m) v Dean Capobianco (0m).
Australian Open Club Best & WA Open State Record 4×100: Curtin University 39.51sec
1988-89 U20 Nationals 110 metres Hurdles 1st 14.15 (WA Record)
1990-91 Nationals 100 yards 1st 9.7
1990-91 Nationals 100 metres 1st 10.36 (+0.1)
1990-91 Nationals 200 metres 1st 20.64 (-1.2)
1991-92 Nationals 200 metres 1st 20.57 (-0.8)
1992-93 Nationals 100 metres 1st 10.17 (+4.7)
1995-96 Nationals 200 metres 1st 20.79 (-0.7)
1993 World Championships 200 metres Final 5th 20.18 (+0.3) WA Open Record
Ht 1st 20.52 (-0.2); QF 2nd 20.44 (-1.0); SF 4th 20.21 (+0.6).