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Manuela Di Centa

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 3
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
SexFemale
Full nameManuela•Di Centa (-Meraldi)
Used nameManuela•Di Centa
Born31 January 1963 in Paluzza, Udine (ITA)
Measurements164 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsSC Fior di Rocia
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Italian cross-country skiier Manuela Di Centa competed at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville for her first Olympic appearance, but she failed to win an individual skiing medal, although she helped her Italian team to a bronze in the relay. However, at Lillehammer in 1994 she uniquely won a medal in all five cross-country skiing events. To her gold medals in the 15 km. and 30 km. she added silver in the 5 km. and combined pursuit and a bronze in the relay. At Nagano in 1998, she was shut out of individual medals, but added a third consecutive bronze in the relay. Di Centa never won a title at the World Championships but she was World Cup champion in both 1994 and 1996. In 2003, Di Centa became the first Italian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic =24 Representing Italy    
  10 kilometres, Women Olympic 28
  20 kilometres, Women Olympic 26
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Italy 9
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 18 Representing Italy    
  10 kilometres, Women Olympic 20
  20 kilometres, Women Olympic 6
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 12 Representing Italy    
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 6
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 10
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Italy 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 2 Silver Representing Italy    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 2 Silver
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Italy 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 21 Representing Italy    
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 23
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Italy 3 Bronze

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
Athlete International Olympic Committee 1999—2010 Representing Italy    
Honorary International Olympic Committee 2010— Representing Italy    

Olympic family relations

Special Notes