Antonella Bellutti

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAntonella•Bellutti
Used nameAntonella•Bellutti
Born7 November 1968 in Bolzano, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsS.C. Adriana Bolzano/BC Cortina
NOC Italy

Biography

Antonella Bellutti first practiced hurdling (setting an Italian junior record) and basketball. In 1991, she switched to track cycling, and four years later won her first World Championship medal, finishing second behind Rebecca Twigg in the pursuit. Bellutti adopted Graeme Obree’s successful position on the bike, termed the Superman position, leading her to break the World Record twice before the Atlanta Games. There, she defeated her opponents with ease. Four years later she came fifth in the pursuit, but won gold in the points race. Bellutti also won one European Championship gold (1997), one silver (1995) and one bronze (1996) in the World Championships in pursuit, 13 World Cup races and 16 Italian titles. She left cycling after Sydney and switched to bobsleigh, a new event for women at the 2002 Winter Games. In Salt Lake City, she placed seventh alongside former luge champion Gerda Weissensteiner.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Antonella Bellutti
Individual Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Antonella Bellutti
Individual Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 5
Points Race, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) ITA Antonella Bellutti
Two, Women (Olympic) Gerda Weissensteiner 7

Special Notes