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Luigi Arienti

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLuigi•Arienti
Used nameLuigi•Arienti
Born6 January 1937 in San Carlo de Desio, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Measurements168 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsPedale Cambiaghese, Cambiago (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Luigi Arienti was one of Italy’s top amateur cyclists when he was selected to race in the team pursuit at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Coming from behind in the final, the Italians defeated Germany by nearly five seconds to win the gold. Arienti immediately turned to professional road racing, but returned to the track. From 1961 to 1965, he finished second in the Italian individual pursuit championship, behind former Olympic champion Leandro Faggin. He was also active in six-days racing, and twice participated in the World Championships in the 50 km. motor paced event, but without success. He ended his career in 1972.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold Representing Italy    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 27 August 1960 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Quarter-Finals, Heat One 4:29.98 1
1960 Summer Olympics 29 August 1960 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat Two 4:28.88 1

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