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Mario Zanin

Full name: Mario Zanin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: July 3, 1940 in Santa Lucia di Piave, Treviso, Italy
Affiliations: Vittorio Veneto, Vittorio Veneto (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Mario Zanin was a footballer as a youth but after fracturing his ankle turned to cycling. He also helped his parents run their fabric shop. At the 1960 Roma Olympics Zanin won a surprise gold medal in the road race, defeating, among others, [Eddy Merckx], Sweden’s Pettersson brothers, and Italy’s [Felice Gimondi ]. Prior to the Olympics Zanin had won the 1964 Italian amateur road race title and the 1963 Giro del Belvedere. Zanin’s gold medal was the 100th gold won for Italy at the Olympics. Zanin turned professional but with little success. He raced from 1965-68 with five different teams, with his only professional victory coming in 1966 on the 11th stage of the Vuelta a España.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Cycling Italy Final Standings 1 4-39:51.63
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