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Vittorio Chierroni

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVittorio•Chierroni
Used nameVittorio•Chierroni
Born26 May 1917 in Abetone, Pistoia (ITA)
Died29 July 1986
AffiliationsG.S. Fiamme Gialle, Roma (ITA) / Sci Club Abetone, Abetone (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Vittorio Chierroni was an Italian alpine skier. A native of the Abetone, he had an impulsive and tenacious style in downhill, similar to Zeno Colò and Celina Seghi. Nationally Chierroni won eight titles: three in downhill (1936, 1938, 1947), two in slalom (1935, 1940), and three in Alpine combined (1935-36, 1940). He was the first Azzurro to win a World Championship, taking the slalom title at Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1941. However, the results of this event were not subsequently approved by the International Federation because many nations opposing the war were absent and only 11 countries were present.

Before World War II, Chierroni was sixth in downhill and combined at the 1937 Worlds in Chamonix and he was again sixth in downhill in 1939 at Zakopane. Among his other victories were the Grand Prix of Paris at Megève (1937), the Monte Bianco Trophy at Chamonix the same year and, after the war, the Arlberg Kandahar slalom in 1948, the year in which Chierroni finished second in the Italian slalom championship to Zeno Colò.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) ITA Vittorio Chierroni
Combined, Men (Olympic) 18
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) ITA Vittorio Chierroni
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 21
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 30
Combined, Men (Olympic) 7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1948 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Vittorio Chierroni

Special Notes