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Paola Pezzo

Full name: Paola Pezzo
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: January 8, 1969 in Bosco Chiesanuova, Verona, Italy
Affiliations: Team Gatorade
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Together with Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, Paola Pezzo is the only woman to have won World, Olympic and World Cup Championships in cross-country mountain biking. She won her World Championship gold medals in 1993 and 1997, adding bronzes in 1999 and 2000, and claimed the inaugural Olympic title at the Atlanta Olympics, retaining her title at the Sydney Games in 2000. She won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in 1997, winning no less than eight of the ten World Cup races. She retired after the Sydney Olympics, but returned in 2004, with much less success.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Women's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Italy ITA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Women's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Italy ITA 1 Gold
2004 Summer 35 Athina Cycling Women's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Italy ITA AC DNF

Women's Mountainbike, Cross-Country

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 1-50:51
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 1-49:24.38
2004 Summer 35 Athina Cycling Italy Final Standings AC DNF
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