Cinto Sertorelli

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiacinto "Cinto"•Sertorelli
Used nameCinto•Sertorelli
Born1 January 1915 in Bormio, Sondrio (ITA)
Died28 January 1938 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern (GER)
NOC Italy


Born into a family of great sporting tradition, Cinto Sertorelli was a brilliant downhill skier, but also an excellent cross-country skier and jumper. He decided to focus on Alpine events in 1934. He immediately achieved success, with a downhill second place at the 1936 World Championships in Innsbruck. He repeated that finish at the 1937 Worlds in Chamonix. From 1934-37 one of the few times he was off the podium was at the Olympic combined event, placing seventh.

On 26 January 1938, in a downhill race at Garmisch-Partenkirchen Sertorelli fell on a seriously deteriorated track, colliding with a tree. He died two days later. The heir to the Italian throne, Umberto II of Savoia, attended his funeral.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) ITA Cinto Sertorelli
Combined, Men (Olympic) 7

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