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Giacomo Gaioni

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiacomo•Gaioni
Used nameGiacomo•Gaioni
Born26 April 1905 in Roverbella, Mantova (ITA)
Died14 November 1988 in Mantova, Mantova (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Giacomo Gaioni started his cycling career in 1924 without success. However, after doing military service, he returned to the sport in 1926 with a considerable amount of success on both the road and track. He won a total of 12 races in 1928, and also set the one-hour track record at the Sempione Velodrome in Milano. That same year he was an Olympic champion after beating the Netherlands into second place in the 4,000 metres team pursuit, with teammates Luigi Tasselli, Cesare Facciani and Mario Lusiani. Gaino’s professional career from 1929-33 was a fairly insignificant one. After his racing days, he became an official with the Learco Guerra team in Mantova.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) ITA Giacomo Gaioni
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

Special Notes