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Alberto Tomba

Full name: Alberto Tomba
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: December 19, 1966 in San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy
Affiliations: Skiclub Cortina d'Ampezzo/Sporting Club Sestriere
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

An Olympic gold medalist in the slalom and giant slalom in 1988, Italy’s Alberto Tomba succesfully defended his giant slalom title in 1992 when he also took the silver medal in the slalom. At his third Winter Games in 1994 he placed second in the slalom giving him a total of five Olympic medals. This record for men in alpine skiing has since been surpassed by Kjetil André Aamodt. Considered a rival of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark as the greatest technical skiier ever, had Tomba chosen to compete regularly in the downhill and Super-G events he may have won even more medals. Surprisingly, in view of his Olympic successes, he had a relatively poor record at the World Championships where he won a solitary bronze medal in 1987. In contrast, he enjoyed a superb record in the World Cup, winning 50 events in the slalom and giant slalom. A flamboyant, dashing character, both on and off the slopes, he was the idol of the Italian sporting public to whom he was always known as “Tomba La Bomba.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Italy ITA AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 1 Gold
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Italy ITA 1 Gold
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Italy ITA 1 Gold
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Italy ITA 2 Silver
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Italy ITA AC DQ
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Italy ITA 2 Silver
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Italy ITA AC DNF
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Italy ITA AC DNF

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 1 2:06.37
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 1 1:03.91
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 2 1:02.46
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 1 2:06.98
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 1 1:04.57
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 1 1:02.41
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings AC DQ
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 13 1:29.53
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 AC DQ
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 1 1:39.47
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 3 51.62
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 2 47.85
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 2 1:44.67
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 6 53.01
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 1 51.66
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings 2 2:02.17
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 12 1:02.84
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Italy Run 2 1 59.33
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Italy Run 1 17 57.00
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