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Enzo Sacchi

Full name: Enzo Sacchi
Gender: Male
Born: January 6, 1926 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Died: July 12, 1988 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Enzo Sacchi was the world’s top track sprinter in the early 1950s. He came to the Helsinki Olympics as the favorite in the match sprint, having won the World title in 1951, which he would repeat again after winning Olympic gold. He had also won sprint Grand Prix races in 1951 in København and Paris.

Sacchi turned professional and competed as a pro through 1964, with multiple teams, but starting for several years with the Italian Lygie team. He was second at the professional sprint World Championships in 1953 and 1958, and third in 1954. He won the Grand Prix de Paris in 1954 and 1959. Sacchi also raced six-days, winning titles in that discipline in Buenos Aires in 1960 and Perth in 1962.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Cycling Men's Sprint Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Cycling Italy Final Round Match 1/2 1 12.0
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Cycling Italy Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 12.1
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Cycling Italy Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 12.0
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Cycling Italy Round One Heat Five 1 QU 12.4
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