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Andrea Collinelli

Full name: Andrea Collinelli
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: July 2, 1969 in Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy
Affiliations: G.S. Forestale, Roma (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After having narrowly missed selection for the 1992 Italian Olympic pursuit team, Collinelli gradually improved his individual performance. After four Italian titles, he he won a silver medal at the 1995 World Championships, making him a medal candidate for Atlanta. At the Stone Mountain Velodrome, Collinelli impressed, breaking the World Record twice in the preliminary rounds. The second mark was never recognized as such, because Collinelli did not want to lose time by taking a doping test. Wet weather prevented another record in the final, but Collinelli took home the gold. He never won the world title in the individual event, but succeeded with the team in 1996. In 1998, he also won a silver medal in the Madison. Collinelli was set to return to the Olympics in 2000, but tested positive at the Italian Championships prior to the Games, and was banned for 10 months.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 4

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:20.893
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:22.775
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/WR 4:19.153
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 4:19.699
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Qualifying Round Heat Eight 1 QU/WR 4:19.699

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 2 4:08.460
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 4:09.215
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy ITA Qualifying Round 2 QU 4:09.695