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Luigi Arienti

Full name: Luigi Arienti
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 6, 1937 in San Carlo de Desio, Monza e Brianza, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Luigi Arienti was one of Italy's top amateur cyclists when he was selected to race in the team pursuit at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Coming from behind in the final, the Italians defeated Germany by nearly five seconds to win the gold. Arienti immediately turned to professional road racing, but returned to the track. From 1961 to 1965, he finished second in the Italian individual pursuit championship, behind former Olympic champion Leandro Faggin. He was also active in six-days racing, and twice participated in the World Championships in the 50 km. motor paced event, but without success. He ended his career in 1972.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:30.90
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 4:28.88
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 4:29.98
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 4:38.41
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