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Giuseppe Beghetto

Full name: Giuseppe Beghetto
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 8, 1939 in Tombolo, Padova, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At the 1960 Olympics, Giuseppe Beghetto won the tandem gold with Sergio Bianchetto. In their four races, they never lost a heat, easily beating the East Germans in the final. As an amateur, Beghetto set the world record in the 200 m (11.40), in the kilometer race (1:08.40), and won one Italian title (1961) and two World Championship silvers in the sprint (1961-62), both times losing to Bianchetto. At the "advice" of his tandem partner, Beghetto switched to the professionals, with great success. Succeeding his compatriot Antonio Maspes, he won three world titles in the sprint (1965, 1966 and 1968), placing second in 1967. He also added three Italian titles (1967-1969). On the road, Beghetto was less successful, his best performances being two stage wins in the Giro di Sardegna (1969) and one in Tirreno-Adriatico (1971). Beghetto's son, Massimo, later became a football player, winning the Italian cup with Vicenza in 1997.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank RW T
1960 Summer 20 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Cycling Italy ITA Round One Heat Four 1 QU/walkover 10.9