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Guido Messina

Full name: Guido Messina
Gender: Male
Born: January 5, 1931 in Monreale, Palermo, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With five world titles in the individual pursuit, Guido Messina won more titles than his famed compatriot Leandro Faggin, although the latter won a total of 12 medals at the worlds, four more than Messina. He won his first two titles as an amateur (1948, 1953), before turning professional and winning three consecutive World Championships (1954-56). Earlier, Messina had also earned an Olympic gold medal in the 1952 team pursuit ­– the individual event was not on the program until 1964. Messina was also active on the road, his major success coming in the first stage of the 1955 Giro d’Italia, which he won, earning him a day in the pink jersey.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:46.1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:45.7
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:50.7
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Italy ITA Qualifying Round 1 QU 4:49.8
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