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Maria Canins

Full name: Maria Canins
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: June 4, 1949 in La Villa, Badia, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Before Maria Canins started her cycling career, she was already an accomplished cross-country skier, winning 15 Italian titles in that sport, and was the first Italian to win the Vasaloppet ski marathon (90 km) in Sweden. Starting cycling as a 32-year-old mother, she quickly earned the nickname of the “Flying Housewife.” In the decade in which she competed actively, she won four World Championship medals in the road race (two silver, two bronze) and two in the team time trial (one gold, 1988). Canins won the Grande Boucle twice (1985-86), finishing runner-up to Jeannie Longo at the next three editions, and also won the inaugural Giro Donne, and ten Italian titles on the road (both on the road and in the time trial).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Cycling Women's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 5
1988 Summer 39 Seoul Cycling Women's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 32

Women's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Cycling Italy Final Standings 5 at 0:00
1988 Summer 39 Seoul Cycling Italy Final Standings 32 at 0:00
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