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Andrea Collinelli

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndrea•Collinelli
Used nameAndrea•Collinelli
Born2 July 1969 in Ravenna, Ravenna (ITA)
Measurements185 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsG.S. Forestale, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

After having narrowly missed selection for the 1992 Italian Olympic pursuit team, Collinelli gradually improved his individual performance. After four Italian titles, he he won a silver medal at the 1995 World Championships, making him a medal candidate for Atlanta. At the Stone Mountain Velodrome, Collinelli impressed, breaking the World Record twice in the preliminary rounds. The second mark was never recognized as such, because Collinelli did not want to lose time by taking a doping test. Wet weather prevented another record in the final, but Collinelli took home the gold. He never won the world title in the individual event, but succeeded with the team in 1996. In 1998, he also won a silver medal in the Madison. Collinelli was set to return to the Olympics in 2000, but tested positive at the Italian Championships prior to the Games, and was banned for 10 months.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Andrea Collinelli
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Italy 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1996 Summer Olympics 24 July 1996 Cycling Track (Cycling) Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Qualifying Round, Heat Eight 4:19.699 WR 1
1996 Summer Olympics 24 July 1996 Cycling Track (Cycling) Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Quarter-Finals, Heat Four 4:19.153 WR 1

Olympic family relations

Special Notes