Maurizio Carnino

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMaurizio•Carnino
Used nameMaurizio•Carnino
Born7 March 1975 in Torino, Torino (ITA)
Measurements184 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsG.S. Forestale, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

A specialist in the shorter distances, Maurizio Carnino was long a dependable member of the Italian relay team. As an 18-year-old, he claimed the Olympic gold along with Orazio Fagone, Hugo Herrnhof and Mirko Vuillermin at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Eight years later, the Italian team claimed a silver, with being Carnino the only skater from 1994 still on the team. Furthermore, Carnino helped the Italians win the relay at four European Championships (1999-2001, 2004) and the 1996 World Championships. He also helped Italy win a bronze medal at the World Team Championships four times (1994, 1997, 1998, 2000). His best individual result was a 3rd place in a 2002 World Cup over 500 m. With the 2006 Olympics being held in his native Torino, Carnino decided to switch to long track skating. He placed second behind Ermanno Ioriatti at the 2005 and 2006 national sprint championships, and qualified for the Olympics, where he placed in the lower half of the field in both 500 and 1,000 m.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maurizio Carnino
5,000 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maurizio Carnino
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 15
5,000 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4
2002 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maurizio Carnino
5,000 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Maurizio Carnino
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 30

Special Notes