Vincenzo Demetz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVinzenz "Vincenzo"•Demetz
Used nameVincenzo•Demetz
Nick/petnamesZenz de Tita d’Odl
Born10 September 1911 in Santa Cristina Valgardena, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
Died24 November 1990 in Santa Cristina Valgardena, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
NOC Italy


Vincenzo Demetz, Italian cross-country skier, achieved his first important result at the 1933 Italian Championships, when he won bronze in the relay. He would later win six other medals at these Championships, in addition to three at the German nationals in 1941. On that occasion he was admitted to the German Championships, despite not being German, as a volunteer soldier in the Wehrmacht.

During his career Demetz took part in the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics and in three World Championships – Chamonix 1937 (3rd in the 50K and relay – the first medals won by the Italian national team at the World Nordic Championships), Lahti 1938 (34th at 18K, 6th in relay), and Zakopane 1939 (12th in the 18K and 50K). He ended his competitive career with a silver medal in the 50K at the 1951 Italian Championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) ITA Vincenzo Demetz
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 13
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 16
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4

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