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Nevio De Zordo

Full name: Nevio De Zordo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 11, 1943 in Cibiana di Cadore, Belluno, Italy
Died: March 26, 2014
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Nevio De Zordo comes from a family of "gelatieri" (ice cream makers). In 1959 they moved to Cologne, Germany, and the family managed an ice cream parlor in Cologne-Sülz for 40 years. The winter spent the family at their native Italian home in the Dolomites, so that De Zordo could train on the bob track in Cortina d'Ampezzo. In 1969 he became World Champion in the two-man and in 1970 in the four-man bobsled. In addition, he was twice silver medalist at World Championships, in 1967 in the two-man and in 1965 in the four-man bob. De Zordo also was 1964 European Champion in the two-man bobsled. After he missed the 1968 Winter Olympics due to an injury, his only Olympic medal came at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo in the four-man bob. He was a pilot in all his international appearances, ending his active career after a disappointing performance at the 1976 Winter Olympics. At home he never won an Italian title, but between 1963 and 1970 placed second six times (three each in the two-man and four man-bob) and third twice, both times in the four-man bob. He now runs a cafe on the premises of Cologne University.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-1 ITA 2 Silver
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two Italy-2 ITA 16
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four Italy-2 ITA 11

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Ezio Fiori Final Standings
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Ezio Fiori Run 1
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Ezio Fiori Run 2
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Ezio Fiori Run 3
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Ezio Fiori Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Final Standings
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 1
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 2
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 3
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Bobsleigh Italy-1 ITA Run 4
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Final Standings
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 1
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 2
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 3
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Italy-2 ITA Run 4
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