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Jim Rossi

Full name: James Joseph "Jim" Rossi
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: April 12, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 3, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Norwood Cycling Club, Adelaide Park Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Jim Rossi rode for the Norwood Park Club. He was US Champion in the omnium from 1959-63, sprint champion in 1956, and won the 10 mile track title in 1966. Rossi was Illinois state champion multiple times. At the Pan American Games he won gold with the pursuit team (with Dick Cortright, Robert Pfarr, and the non-Olympian Charley Hewitt) in 1959 and silver in the sprint in 1963. He worked as a repairman and was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1991.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres United States USA 5T
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 1 h9 r1/4

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 2
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Three Re-run 2 QU
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Four 2

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Nine 1 4:49.92
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