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Italian champion of long jump, Andrew Howe has participated to the Olympic Games to Beijing. Resumed from the television camera
Andrew Howe (born 12 May 1985) is an Italian athlete who specializes in the long jump and sprint. He won this event as well as the 200 metres at the 2004 World Junior Championships.
Howe was born in Los Angeles, United States, to René Felton, an American hurdler who is a former U.S. Jr. College National Record in the 100 meter hurdles and an avid participant of long distance amateur sports such as the Ironman triathlon.
Andrew moved to Rieti, Italy, in 1992 together with his mother, after she married to an Italian man, Ugo Besozzi.
His international breakthrough came at the 2006 World Indoor Championships, where he finished third. Later the same year he won the gold medal at the European Championships.
In the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships, he won gold with a fifth round leap of 8.30, after trailing Greek competitor, and eventual silver medalist, Loúis Tsátoumas in the first four jumps.
In the 2007 World Championships, he won the silver medal with a sixth jump of 8.47, achieving the Italian National Record and his personal best. He was only surpassed by Irving Saladino at his last jump with 8.57 m.