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Maurizio Damilano

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMaurizio•Damilano
Used nameMaurizio•Damilano
Born6 April 1957 in Scarnafigi, Cuneo (ITA)
Measurements183 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsFIAT Torino, Torino (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Maurizio Damilano and his twin brother Giorgio had started race walking together. Coached by their older brother Sandro, they both competed in the 1980 Olympics. Maurizio scored an upset victory after the leaders, Bautista and Solomin had been disqualified. His performance in the 20 km event remained consistent over the next decade, scoring Olympic bronze medals in 1984 and 1988, while placing fourth in 1992. He also won world titles in 1987 and 1991, and the 1982 European indoor title over 5 km. Damilano set nine World Records (all on the track) and won a total of 21 Italian titles.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-18:54 (1992); 50kmW – 3-46:51 (1990).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Maurizio Damilano
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1984 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Maurizio Damilano
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Maurizio Damilano
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Maurizio Damilano
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1980 Summer Olympics 24 July 1980 Athletics 20 kilometres Walk, Men Final Standings 1-23:35.5 1

Olympic family relations

Special Notes