Romano Bonagura

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRomano•Bonagura
Used nameRomano•Bonagura
Born15 October 1930 in Ravenna, Ravenna (ITA)
Died30 October 2010 in Casalpusterlengo, Lodi (ITA)
Measurements183 cm / 95 kg
AffiliationsBob Club Cristallo, (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Romano Bonagura was one of Sergio Zardini’s regular crew members, racing with him for five years. During that period, he collected six World Championship medals. After four silver medals (1959, 1962 (2x), 1963), Bonagura was finally on a winning bobsleigh at the 1963 championships in Igls, where the manned the victorious four-man sled. Zardini and Bonagura also performed well in the 1964 Games, also in Igls, where they led the pack after three runs, but lost to the surprise British bob in the final descent. In honor of his sporting achievements, Bonagura was awarded a Gold Medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) ITA Romano Bonagura
Two, Men (Olympic) Sergio Zardini 2 Silver
Four, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 4

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