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Antonella Bellutti

Full name: Antonella Bellutti
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: November 7, 1968 in Bolzano, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: S.C. Adriana Bolzano/BC Cortina
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling, Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Antonella Bellutti first practiced hurdling (setting an Italian junior record) and basketball. In 1991, she switched to track cycling, and four years later won her first World Championship medal, finishing second behind Rebecca Twigg in the pursuit. Bellutti adopted Graeme Obree's successful position on the bike, termed the Superman position, leading her to break the World Record twice before the Atlanta Games. There, she defeated her opponents with ease. Four years later she came fifth in the pursuit, but won gold in the points race. Bellutti also won one European Championship gold (1997), one silver (1995) and one bronze (1996) in the World Championships in pursuit, 13 World Cup races and 16 Italian titles. She left cycling after Sydney and switched to bobsleigh, a new event for women at the 2002 Winter Games. In Salt Lake City, she placed seventh alongside former luge champion Gerda Weissensteiner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Italy ITA 5
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Women's Points Race Italy ITA 1 Gold
2002 Winter 33 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Women's Two Italy ITA 7

Women's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
2002 Winter 33 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Italy ITA Gerda Weissensteiner Final Standings
2002 Winter 33 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Italy ITA Gerda Weissensteiner Run 1
2002 Winter 33 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Italy ITA Gerda Weissensteiner Run 2

Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:34.404
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/OR 3:32.371
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 3:34.130
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Qualifying Round Heat Five 1 QU/OR 3:34.130
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Italy Qualifying Round 5 3:36.967
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Italy Qualifying Round Heat Five 1 3:36.967

Women's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 ---- 19