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Fausto Puccini

Full name: Fausto Maria Puccini
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: November 4, 1932 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: April 1, 2016 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Affiliations: SS Lazio, Roma (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

One of those rare athletes who had two Olympic appearances 20 years apart, Fausto Puccini was a dressage rider. At his second Olympic appearance, Atlanta in 1996, he was almost nine months past his 63rd birthday, making him the oldest ever Italian Olympian (through 2012). Puccini was the first Italian dressage rider to win an international overseas, winning in 1983 at Lipica, Poland, while riding Goldyoung. He was a six-time Italian dressage champion, and earlier in his career, had competed in show jumping. His daughter, Desiree, later became a top Italian rider in dressage. Fausto Puccini’s career was as an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Italy ITA 27
1996 Summer 63 Atlanta Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Italy ITA 47 DNQ
1996 Summer 63 Atlanta Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Italy ITA 9 non-scoring

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS %P RP
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Final Standings 27 1,258
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round 27 1,258
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round Judge #1 25 253
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round Judge #2 27 245
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round Judge #3 27 245
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round Judge #4 27 251
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Equestrianism Italy Palazo Qualifying Round Judge #5 26 264
1996 Summer 63 Atlanta Equestrianism Italy Fiffikus Final Standings 47 DNQ 56.72
1996 Summer 63 Atlanta Equestrianism Italy Fiffikus Round One 47 56.72 1,418

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1996 Summer 63 Atlanta Equestrianism Italy ITA Fiffikus Final Standings 9 non-scoring 1,418
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