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Giulio Gerardi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiulio•Gerardi
Used nameGiulio•Gerardi
Born30 November 1912 in Bagni di Vinadio, Cuneo (ITA)
Died10 July 2001 in Bagni di Vinadio, Cuneo (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Giulio Gerardi was born in northern Italy near the French border. In the 1930s he was considered the top cross-country skier in Italy and his coach was convinced that he could win the 18 km at the 1936 Winter Olympics or at least medal. In 1934 he won the Italian Championship in Cortina ahead of the favorite and 1932 Olympian Gino Soldà but in Garmisch Girardi felt the pressure of Italy’s expectations, placing 19th. Several days later, he and his relay teammates came close to the bronze medal in the 4x10 km relay, but finished fourth. Girardi did win two bronze medals at the World Championships, one each in 1937 and 1941.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) ITA Giulio Gerardi
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 19
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4

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