Paola Pezzo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePaola•Pezzo (-Rosola)
Used namePaola•Pezzo
Born8 January 1969 in Bosco Chiesanuova, Verona (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsTeam Gatorade
NOC Italy

Biography

Together with Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, Paola Pezzo is the only woman to have won World, Olympic and World Cup Championships in cross-country mountain biking. She won her World Championship gold medals in 1993 and 1997, adding bronzes in 1999 and 2000, and claimed the inaugural Olympic title at the Atlanta Olympics, retaining her title at the Sydney Games in 2000. She won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in 1997, winning no less than eight of the ten World Cup races. She retired after the Sydney Olympics, but returned in 2004, with much less success.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) ITA Paola Pezzo
Cross-Country, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) ITA Paola Pezzo
Cross-Country, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) ITA Paola Pezzo
Cross-Country, Women (Olympic) DNF

Special Notes