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Gianni Bonichon

Full name: Gianni Bonichon
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: October 13, 1944 in Nus, Aosta, Italy
Died: January 3, 2010 in Aosta, Aosta, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gianni Bonichon competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sapporo, winning silver in the four-man with pilot Nevio De Zordo behind the victorious Swiss bobsleigh. He participated in three World Championships (1970, 1973 and 1974), placing fourth in four-man at Lake Placid in 1973. From 1970-76, he had three second and third places each in the Italian Championships. Bonichon worked as a merchant in the small town of Fénis. In 1982 he was involved in the kidnapping of industrialist Giuseppe Pasini from Milano and later convicted, on appeal, to a term of 12 years. Less than a year before his death he fell victim to an armed robbery in his home. He died in the hospital in Aosta after being hospitalized for a few weeks for various diseases.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-1 ITA 2 Silver

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Final Standings
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 1
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 2
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 3
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 4
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