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Leandro Faggin

Full name: Leandro Faggin
Gender: Male
Born: July 18, 1933 in Padova, Padova, Italy
Died: December 6, 1970 in Padova, Padova, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Leandro Faggin is one of the all-time best individual pursuit riders on the track. While he has won one less World Championship than his compatriot, Guido Messina, Faggin has won a record total of 12 medals at the worlds, combining amateur and professional. Faggin won the amateur world title in 1954, earning bronze and silver in the next years. The individual pursuit was not an Olympic event in 1956, but Faggin nonetheless captured two Olympic golds, in the 1 km time trial and team pursuit. Turning professional the next season, he went on to win three medals of each color in the pursuit at the professional World Championships between 1958-68, winning the title in 1963 and 1965-66. Three times he set new records for the 5,000 metres unpaced on the track. Shortly after his retirement from professional cycling he tragically died quite young.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Italy ITA 1 Gold OR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 OR 1:09.8

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 OR 4:37.4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 4:38.4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU no time
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Cycling Italy ITA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:44.8