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Attilio Pavesi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAttilio•Pavesi
Used nameAttilio•Pavesi
Born1 October 1910 in Caorso, Piacenza (ITA)
Died2 August 2011 in José Clemente Paz (ARG)
Measurements167 cm
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Attilio Pavesi was the 11th child in an Italian family from the Emilia-Romagna region. In 1931 he had won the Coppa Caldirola, and early in 1932 he was second at the Giro di Sicilia. Only an alternate for the 1932 Italian team in the Olympic road race, he showed his form in Los Angeles in two selection races and was moved onto the team. Pavesi won the time trial road race and led Italy to gold in the team road race. After the Olympics, he had a short professional career. In 1933 he placed 62nd at Milano-Sanremo, and he was 52nd in the 1934 Giro d’Italia. At the beginning of World War II, Pavesi moved to San Miguel, Argentina where he opened a bike shop and organized cycle races. At his death in 2011, he was the oldest living Olympic gold medalist.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Italy    
  Road Race, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold

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