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Luciano De Paolis

Full name: Luciano De Paolis
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: June 14, 1941 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Like several other successful Italian bobsledders, Luciano De Paolis was a non-commissioned officer in the Italian Air Force and was selected for the bob team after performing tests among track and field athletes with good speed. At Grenoble in 1968, he was a two-time Olympic champion in the two- and four-man bobsled in the crews of pilot Eugenio Monti. After Monti retired, De Paolis won gold in the four-man at the 1969 European Championships with Alberto Frigo. He was also a member of the crew that won gold in the four-man event at the 1970 World Championships with Nevio de Zordo as pilot. In 1972, De Paolis competed at a second Winter Olympics and carried the Italian flag at the Opening Ceremony. With Italia II in the four-man bob of Gianfranco Gaspari he had to settle for eighth place. In the same year, the team was ranked second at the Military World Championships. Interestingly, De Paolis never did better than third place in the Italian Championships. He received the Italian Fair Play Award in 2009, with his teammate Mario Armano, in memory of Eugenio Monti.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Two Italy-1 ITA 1 Gold
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-1 ITA 1 Gold
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-2 ITA 8

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Eugenio Monti Final Standings
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Eugenio Monti Run 1
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Eugenio Monti Run 2
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Eugenio Monti Run 3
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Eugenio Monti Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Final Standings
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 1
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 2
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Final Standings
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 1
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 2
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 3
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 4
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