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Francesco La Macchia

Full name: Francesco La Macchia
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 9, 1938 in Tonnarella, Messina, Italy
Died: July 31, 2017 in Tonnarella, Messina, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


With [Aldo Dezi], Francesco La Macchia formed the most successful crew in the history of Italian canoeing. Their silver medal at the 1960 Roma Olympics was the first Italian canoeing medal, and the only Olympic medal in the Canadian style through 2016. La Macchia and Dezi were united thanks to the Hungarian Federal coach K. Blahò and they became the symbol of all the Italian canoeing movement. With Dezi, La Macchia won 1960 Italian titles in C2-1,000 and C2-10K and repeated those victories in 1961. With other partners, La Macchia won two more Italian titles in 1964 and repeated that in 1969. La Macchia and Dezi re-united in 1970 to win another Italian title in Canadian doubles


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Italy ITA Aldo Dezi Final Round 1960-08-29
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Italy ITA Aldo Dezi Round One Heat One 1960-08-26
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