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Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo

Full name: Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo
Gender: Female
Born: November 26, 1931 in Vallonara di Marostica, Vicenza, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Giuliana Minuzzo’s first success came at the 1949 Italian Championship, placing third in downhill. The same year she won the Femina Cup, an international women's downhill and slalom competition. Within a few years she established herself as one of the best skiers at the international level, winning the Femina Cup twice more. In 1951 she won her first Italian title in the giant slalom. In 1952 she participated at the Olympic Winter Games in Oslo in all three events, becoming the first Italian woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, with a bronze medal in women's downhill. Four years later, at the Cortina Winter Olympics, she became the first female in Olympic history (summer or winter) to recite the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes. Even though she did not win an Olympic medal, she took a bronze medal in the combined event, which only counted as a World Championship. At her third Olympic participation, Squaw Valley in 1960, she added another medal, winning bronze in giant slalom. She continued competitive skiing until 1963, when she won her ninth Italian title (in slalom) and finished third in giant slalom. Altogether, she won 16 medals at Italian Championships, five in downhill, five in giant slalom and six in slalom, including nine titles.

After Chenal-Minuzzo retired from competition, she opened a sports shop in Cervinia, which closed in 2011. In 2006, fifty years after the Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo, she was again part of the Olympic Oath ritual at the Opening Ceremony of the Torino Winter Games, holding the flag while the oath was recited by alpine skier Giorgio Rocca.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 20
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Italy ITA 8T
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Italy ITA 4T
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 13
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Italy ITA 4
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Italy ITA 10

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 3 1:49.0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 4T 1:47.3

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 20 2:18.2
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 13 2:01.5
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 3 1:40.2

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 8T 2:15.9
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 9 1:08.0 0:00
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 9 1:07.9 0:00
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 4 1:56.8
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 3T 56.9 0:00
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 11 59.9 0:00
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 10 1:59.3
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 4T 57.4
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 19 1:01.9
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