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Renzo Sambo

Full name: Renzo Sambo
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: January 17, 1942 in Treviso, Treviso, Italy
Died: August 10, 2009 in Cesiomaggiore, Belluno, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Together with Primo Baran, Renzo Sambo formed one of the top coxed pairs in the late 1960s. They first placed on the podium at the 1965 Europeans, with a silver medal (with coxswain Giorgio Conte). A year later, they placed third at the World Championships (now steered by Enrico Pietropolli). In 1967, Baran and Sambo first won a gold medal, at the Europeans, with yet another cox, teenager Bruno Cipolla. This crew remained intact for the Mexico Olympics, where Italy defeated the reigning Dutch World Champions to earn Olympic gold. Sambo, a fifteen-fold Italian champion, then switched to the coxed fours, but with less international success than in his previous boat. He later became a coach with Circolo Ospedalieri Treviso, which organizes the Renzo Sambo Memorial Regatta since he passed away because of an incurable disease in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Italy ITA 1 Gold
1972 Summer 30 München Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Italy ITA 11

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Rowing Italy ITA Primo Baran Final Round A Final 8:04.81
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Rowing Italy ITA Primo Baran Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:59.95
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Rowing Italy ITA Primo Baran Round One Heat Three 8:03.00

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 30 München Rowing Italy ITA Final Round B Final 7:13.03
1972 Summer 30 München Rowing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:34.67
1972 Summer 30 München Rowing Italy ITA Round One Heat Two 6:53.59
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