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Pino Dordoni

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiuseppe "Pino"•Dordoni
Used namePino•Dordoni
Born28 June 1926 in Piacenza, Piacenza (ITA)
Died24 October 1998 in Piacenza, Piacenza (ITA)
Measurements183 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsDiana PC
NOC Italy

Biography

Pipo Dordoni was the successor to Ugo Frigero, and was the dominant Italian race walker between 1946 and 1957. He gathered 24 national titles in that period, including 11 in the 10 km. His greatest successes, however, were in the 50 km, winning the longest track and field event at the 1950 European Championships and the 1952 Olympics. He retired after his fourth Olympics in Rome, and trained the Italian race walking team for decades. During this period, he coached Olympic champions Abdon Pamich and Maurizio Damilano. Dordoni also served on the board of the Italian Athletics Federation, and was still on the IAAF Race Walking Committee when he died of cancer in 1998.

Personal Bests: 10kmW – 45:42.2 (1954); 20kmW – 1-32:38 (1960); 50kmW – 4-28:07 (1952).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Pino Dordoni
10 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 9
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Pino Dordoni
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Pino Dordoni
20 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 9
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Pino Dordoni
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 7

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