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Beniamino Bonomi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBeniamino•Bonomi
Used nameBeniamino•Bonomi
Born9 March 1968 in Verbania, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (ITA)
Measurements182 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsGruppo Nautico Fiamme Gialle
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Throughout his career, Beniamino Bonomi won a lot of silver medals, although eventually won both an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship gold medal. In 1995, Bonomi won the world title in the K2 500 m together with Daniele Scarpa. Favored for the gold in Atlanta, they couple lost the Olympic final by 0.032 seconds, after leading with just 50 m to go. Four years later, Bonomi paired up with Antonio Rossi. Having shaved off his left sideburn for good luck, Bonomi and his partner won the gold by a clear margin this time. In addition to these medals, Bonomi won two more Olympic silvers, 6 silvers at World Championships - 1991 K1 10000 m, 1997 K1 1000 m, 1997 K2 200 m (with Paolo Tommasini), 1997 K2 500 m (with Luca Negri), 1998 K2 500 m (with Luca Negri), 1998 K4 200 m (with Antonio Rossi, Ivano Lussignoli, and Luca Negri), one European title and a host of Italian championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Daniele Scarpa 9 Representing Italy    
  Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Italy 7
1992 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 5 Representing Italy    
1996 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Italy    
  Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Daniele Scarpa 2 Silver
2000 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Antonio Rossi 7 Representing Italy    
  Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Antonio Rossi 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Antonio Rossi 8 Representing Italy    
  Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Antonio Rossi 2 Silver

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