Sergio Bianchetto

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSergio•Bianchetto
Used nameSergio•Bianchetto
Born16 February 1939 in Padova, Padova (ITA)
Measurements173 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsCiclisti Padovani, Padova (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Sergio Bianchetto is the only cyclist to have won the Olympic tandem competition twice, taking the gold in 1960 and 1964. In Rome, he raced together with Giuseppe Beghetto, beating their German opponents clearly in two heats. Four years later, with Angelo Damiano, he survived a close semi-final against Germany, which was disqualified in the deciding heat of the semi-finals. In Tokyo, he also participated in the individual sprint event, finishing second behind his compatriot Giovanni Pettenella. Earlier, he had won four World Championship medals in the sprint, taking the gold in 1961 and 1962, and recorded a World Record over 200 m (flying start). Bianchetto also took five Italian titles, including one as a professional. In honor of his sporting achievements, Bianchetto was awarded a Gold Medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Sergio Bianchetto
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Giuseppe Beghetto 1 Gold
1964 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Sergio Bianchetto
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Angelo Damiano 1 Gold

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