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Manuela Di Centa

Full name: Manuela Di Centa
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: January 31, 1963 in Paluzza, Udine, Italy
Affiliations: SC Fior di Rocia
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Venanzio Ortis; Sister of Giorgio Di Centa.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Italian cross-country skiier Manuela Di Centa competed at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville for her first Olympic appearance, but she failed to win an individual skiing medal, although she helped her Italian team to a bronze in the relay. However, at Lillehammer in 1994 she uniquely won a medal in all five cross-country skiing events. To her gold medals in the 15 km. and 30 km. she added silver in the 5 km. and combined pursuit and a bronze in the relay. At Nagano in 1998, she was shut out of individual medals, but added a third consecutive bronze in the relay. Di Centa never won a title at the World Championships but she was World Cup champion in both 1994 and 1996. In 2003, Di Centa became the first Italian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Italy ITA 24T
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Italy ITA 28
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Women's 20 kilometres Italy ITA 26
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Italy ITA 9
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Italy ITA 18
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Italy ITA 20
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Women's 20 kilometres Italy ITA 6
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Italy ITA 12
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 30 kilometres Italy ITA 6
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit Italy ITA 10
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Italy ITA 2 Silver
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 15 kilometres Italy ITA 1 Gold
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 30 kilometres Italy ITA 1 Gold
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit Italy ITA 2 Silver
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Italy ITA 21
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit Italy ITA 23
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Italy ITA 3 Bronze

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 24T 18:24.9 9:10.8 18
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 18 15:57.2 10:02.7 18
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 12 14:55.4 6:05.3 20
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 2 14:28.3 5:56.2 3
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 21 18:48.9 6:30.1 22

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 28 34:41.6 19:46.3 23 27:59.8 27
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 20 31:50.2 15:52.5 21 23:40.4 20

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 1 39:44.5 4:47.6 1 21:50.7 1

Women's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 26 1-07:10.5 13:16.1 24 32:56.8 24 46:58.4 26
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 6 57:55.2 16:21.9 12 28:25.9 8 45:50.3 6

Women's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 6 1-27:04.4 5:27.0 13 19:47.2 11 33:33.1 8 52:40.4 7 1-09:15.6 8
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 1 1-25:41.6 5:11.7 1 25:08.2 1 34:40.5 1 41:58.5 1 1-08:25.9 1

Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 10 27:55.7 +0:41 27:14.7 12
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 2 27:38.4 +0:28 27:18.4 2
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 23 30:47.1 +1:11 29:36.1 21

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 9 17:25.4 53:50.5 8
1992 Winter 29 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 3 14:52.1 30:53.8 4
1994 Winter 31 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 3 14:29.2 30:27.8 4
1998 Winter 35 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 3 14:00.8 43:53.2 9