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Giacomo Conti

Full name: Giacomo Luigi Conti
Gender: Male
Born: June 24, 1918 in Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Died: July 8, 1992 in Verona, Verona, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Giacomo Conti joined the Italian Air Force during World War II and reached the rank of major. He was selected for the Italian bobsleigh team through a series of tests carried out in the Air Force. After trying various combinations, a two-man crew was formed with Lamberto Dalla Costa and the combination worked immediately. Conti trained and raced mostly on the track in Cortina d'Ampezzo. At the 1956 Winter Olympics he used his home advantage and won the gold medal in the two-man bob as team Italia I, together with Dalla Costa, defeated the legendary Eugenio Monti. His last international appearance was finishing fourth in the 1957 World Championship. In his later life he ran an ice cream parlor in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Two Italy-1 ITA 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Lamberto Dalla Costa Final Standings
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Lamberto Dalla Costa Run 1
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Lamberto Dalla Costa Run 2
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Lamberto Dalla Costa Run 3
1956 Winter 37 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Lamberto Dalla Costa Run 4
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