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Igor Cassina

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIgor•Cassina
Used nameIgor•Cassina
Born15 August 1977 in Seregno, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSocietà Ginnastica Meda, Meda (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Igor Cassina started out as a gymnast at age five, and won his first Italian title while still a junior, in 1994. He did so on his specialty apparatus, the horizontal bar. In 2001, he introduced a new element, a Kovács with an additional full twist, which was recognized as the “Cassina” a year later. This new element helped Cassina to reach the world top. He won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and 2003 European Championships, and improved to win the gold in Athens. Since then, he has won two more World Championship medals (silver and bronze), and narrowly missed out on a second Olympic medal in Beijing.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2000 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 36 Representing Italy    
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 67 r1/1
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 49 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 74 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =25 r1/1
  Rings, Men Olympic 71 r1/1
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =42 r1/1
2004 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 34 Representing Italy    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Italy 12 r1/2
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 75 r1/1
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 72 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 71 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Rings, Men Olympic =58 r1/1
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =21 r1/1
2008 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 77 r1/2 Representing Italy    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Italy 12 r1/2
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 67 r1/2
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 4
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 52 r1/2

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