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Nino Bibbia

Full name: Nino Bibbia
Gender: Male
Born: March 15, 1922 in Bianzone, Sondrio, Italy
Died: May 28, 2013 in Sankt Moritz, Graubünden, Switzerland
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Bobsleigh, Skeleton

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nino Bibbia first came to St. Moritz at age 3, when his father travelled there to sell fruit. He eventually settled there and became a part of the winter sports scene, competing in bobsleigh, skeleton, ice hockey and ski jumping. When the Winter Olympics were held in St. Moritz in 1948, he was selected for the Italian bobsleigh team, and eventually also for the skeleton. In the latter event, he emerged victoriously on the Cresta Run, the first of 231 wins on that track. It was only his second season competing on the Cresta, and the first sliding the full course. Among his victories were 8 Grand Nationals (1960-1964, 1966, 1968 and 1972) and 8 Swiss Championships. He also won two Swiss titles in the luge, in 1946 and 1951.

Nino Bibbia loved his sled so much that immediately after his marriage with Rosa Schmidt, the couple went down the bobsleigh course in a two-man bob. When the Winter Olympics came to Torino in 2006, one of the curves in the Olympic bob/luge/skeleton-course was named after Bibbia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Men's Skeleton Italy ITA 1 Gold
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Two Italy-1 ITA 8
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-1 ITA 6

Men's Skeleton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Final Standings 1 5:23.2
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 1 4 48.0
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 2 2 47.6
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 3 1 47.6
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 4 1 59.5
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 5 1T 1:00.2
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Italy ITA Run 6 1T 1:00.3

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Edilberto Campadese Final Standings
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Edilberto Campadese Run 1
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Edilberto Campadese Run 2
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Edilberto Campadese Run 3
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Edilberto Campadese Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Final Standings
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 1
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 2
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 3
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 4
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