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Pino Dordoni

Full name: Giuseppe "Pino" Dordoni
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: June 28, 1926 in Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy
Died: October 24, 1998 in Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy
Affiliations: Diana PC
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Pipo Dordoni was the successor to Ugo Frigero, and was the dominant Italian race walker between 1946 and 1957. He gathered 24 national titles in that period, including 11 in the 10 km. His greatest successes, however, were in the 50 km, winning the longest track and field event at the 1950 European Championships and the 1952 Olympics. He retired after his fourth Olympics in Rome, and trained the Italian race walking team for decades. During this period, he coached Olympic champions Abdon Pamich and Maurizio Damilano. Dordoni also served on the board of the Italian Athletics Federation, and was still on the IAAF Race Walking Committee when he died of cancer in 1998.

Personal Bests: 10kmW – 45:42.2 (1954); 20kmW – 1-32:38 (1960); 50kmW – 4-28:07 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 9
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 1 Gold OB
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 9
1960 Summer 34 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Italy ITA 7

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Italy Final 9
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Italy Round One Heat One 4 QU 46:25.8

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Standings 9 1-35:00.4

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Standings 1 OB 4-28:07.8
1960 Summer 34 Roma Athletics Italy Final Standings 7 4-33:27.2
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