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Antonio Maspes

Full name: Antonio Maspes
Gender: Male
Born: January 14, 1932 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Died: October 19, 2000 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

One of the all-time greatest track sprinters, Antonio Maspes won seven professional World Championships between 1955-64, tying the record, held at the time by Jef Scherens – it has since been surpassed by Koichi Nakano, with 10. Having won an Olympic bronze in the tandem sprint in 1952, Maspes won his first world title in 1955, the other six following in 1956, 1959-1962 and 1964, while medalling also in 1958 and 1963. Maspes was well-known for his long sur places – in 1960 he even broke the 200 m world record after a 25-minute standstill. Maspes also collected a record five consecutive wins in the Grand Prix de Paris (1960-64). After his death in 2000, the famous Velodromo Vigorelli in Milano, where Maspes had started racing, was renamed in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Italy ITA 3 Bronze

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 3/4 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 11.1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Round One Heat Six 1 QU 10.8
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