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Bruno Alberti

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBruno•Alberti
Used nameBruno•Alberti
Born23 May 1934 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Belluno (ITA)
Measurements174 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSC Cortina, Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Bruno Alberti, an Alpine skier, was the top Italian downhill specialist in in the 1950s and early 1960s, although he continued to work as an electrician while he competed. He débuted in 1948 with Sci Club Cortina and in 1955, at only 20, defeated Zeno Colò for the Italian title in giant slalom. Alberti was chosen for the 1956 Olympic Winter Games in his hometown but was injured shortly before the Games and could not compete. At the 1958 Bad Gastein World Championships he was 13th in the downhill, 17th in slalom and 19th in giant slalom.

Alberti was able to compete at the 1960 Winter Games where he came close to the podium in both the downhill and giant slalom. Among his major victories were the 1961 Murren Kandahar downhill and in the same year he won FIS races in Plauert Zermatt and Cervinia. In 1962 he was 13th in the downhill at the Chamonix World Championships. Domestically Alberti won a total of six national titles, four in downhill (1958-59, 1961-62) and two in giant slalom (1955, 1961), and had six runner-up finishes. After his active career, Alberti was for a short period coach of the Italian ski team alongside Ermanno Nogler (1965-66). From 1972-94 he was a nine-time Italian masters champion.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) ITA Bruno Alberti
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 6
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 5
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 20
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) ITA Bruno Alberti
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 23

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1960 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Bruno Alberti