Maria Rosa Candido

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameMaria Rosa•Candido
Used nameMaria Rosa•Candido
Born10 February 1967 in Auronzo di Cadore, Belluno (ITA)
Died18 October 1993 in Silandro, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
Measurements155 cm / 49 kg
AffiliationsCorpo Forestale dello Stato
NOC Italy


At the 1988 Olympic Winter Games short-track speed skating was a demonstration event and Maria Rosa Candido placed third in the 3,000 metres and helped her Italian team win the 3,000 metre relay. She won bronze in the relay at the 1987 Montréal World Championships and another bronze at the 1991 Sydney Worlds. At the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics Candido was part of the team that placed seventh in the relay.

In October 1993, while she was in training for the next Olympics, she died in a car accident at only 26-years-old, along with 15-year-old athlete, Lori Vecelio Segato, when a heavy trunk fell off a truck and landed on her car.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maria Rosa Candido
500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 9
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 7
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 7
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) Italy 1
3,000 m, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
1992 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maria Rosa Candido
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Italy 7

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