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Agostino Abbagnale

Full name: Agostino Abbagnale
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: August 25, 1966 in Pompei, Napoli, Italy
Affiliations: Fiamme Gialle, Sabaudia
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Brother of Carmine Abbagnale; Brother of Giuseppe Abbagnale.

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Agostino Abbagnale was the younger brother of the renowned Italian rowing twins, Giuseppe and Carmine Abbagnale. But Agostino bettered them by winning three Olympic gold medals – the 1988 quad scull, the 1996 double scull, and back in the quad in 2000. He did not compete in the 1992 Olympics because of problems with blood clots in his legs, which forced him to out of competitive rowing for five years. At the 1988 Olympics, Agostino jumped in the lake after his victory and landed on his boatmates, Davide Tizzano, knocking the gold medal out of his hand. It was not recovered until scuba divers found it two days later. Agostino Abbagnale also won World Championship titles in 1997 and 1998 in the quad, and silvers in the double in 2002 and as a sweeper with the eights in 1985. He retired in 2003 after a recurrence of his problem with blood clots.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls Italy ITA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing Men's Double Sculls Italy ITA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing Italy ITA Davide Tizzano Final 6:16.98
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing Italy ITA Davide Tizzano Semi-Finals Heat One 6:37.49
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Rowing Italy ITA Davide Tizzano Round One Heat Three 6:48.22

Men's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Italy ITA Final 5:53.37
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 5:47.50
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Italy ITA Round One Heat Two 5:48.77
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Italy ITA Final 5:45.56
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat Two 5:44.08
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Italy ITA Round One Heat Three 5:45.67