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Fulvio Valbusa

Full name: Fulvio Valbusa
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 15, 1969 in Verona, Verona, Italy
Affiliations: G.S. Forestale, Roma (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Sabina Valbusa.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Fulvio Valbusa’s career in the World Cup began in 1992 in the 30 km classical technique with a 36th place. He made his first podium (third) in January 1996 in the relay and recorded his first win in February of the same year in the team sprint. Individually he made his first podium (second) in February 1996 in the 10 km freestyle and his first win was in December 1997 in the 15 km freestyle. His best World Cup season was 1996-97, when he finished third in the overall standings and second in the sprint. In total he had 23 World Cup podiums (12 individual, 11 team), in addition to those achieved at Olympics or World Championships which are also results valid for the World Cup, including five wins (two individual, three team). During his career Valbusa participated in five Winter Olympics from 1992-2006 winning one gold and silver medal in the relay. He also competed in seven World Championships, winning five medals. Individually he took a silver medal in the 15 km in 2005 and a bronze in the pursuit in 1999, with three relay bronze medals in 1995, 1997 and 1999. At the Italian Championships Valbusa won 11 individual titles over distances between 10 and 30 km and had another nine podiums.

After his retirement from active racing, Valbusa became an officer of the State Forestry Corps, helped his wife manage the family restaurant in their home town of Bosco Chiesanuova, and occasionally drove in rally races. His younger sister Sabina Valbusa was also a cross-country skier and Olympic bronze medalist. In the 2007 regional elections, Fulvio Valbusa was the leading candidate from the right wing National Alliance in Verona, while in 2006, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Results

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Italy Qualifying Round 28 2:57.60

Men's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 29 26:26.2 4:44.9 23 14:51.4 26
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 11 28:17.0 5:03.5 33 17:51.9 12

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 31 39:50.6 5:37.7 26 20:09.4 14 30:27.9 19
2006 Winter 36 Torino Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 12 39:18.8 13:07.0 20 27:14.7 13

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 17 1-26:07.1 5:26.0 15 25:33.4 19 42:51.2 19 1-08:52.8 16
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 5 1-37:31.1 5:45.6 13 38:23.6 2 1-16:03.0 4

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 5 2-06:44.3 21:39.8 4 1-02:15.8 3 1-21:29.7 4 1-56:56.3 4
2006 Winter 36 Torino Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 30 2-07:22.5 24:08.0 13 1-05:27.0 3 1-41:04.4 24

Men's 10/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Italy 10 kilometres, Classical 30 Q 27:30.6
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Italy 10 kilometres, Freestyle 18 24:42.7 +1:23 23:19.7 4

Men's 10/15 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 22 40:16.3 +2:06 38:10.3 20
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 5 40:25.1 +0:53 39:32.1 5

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 2 25:22.2 51:26.3 1
2006 Winter 36 Torino Cross Country Skiing Italy ITA Final Standings 1 25:54.0 25:54.0 5
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