Nilo Zandanel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNilo•Zandanel
Used nameNilo•Zandanel
Born8 November 1937 in Cibiana di Cadore, Belluno (ITA)
Died25 July 2015 in Pieve di Cadore, Belluno (ITA)
Measurements167 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsG.S. Fiamme Gialle, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


Nilo Zandanel competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Winter Games as a ski jumper. He also carried the Italian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1956 Cortina Winter Games, but he did not compete there. Zandanel was a four-time Italian ski jumping champion, winning in 1959-60, 1965, and 1967. He was also runner-up at the Italian Championships five times, in 1957-58, 1961, 1964, and 1966. He also added a bronze medal in Nordic combined at the 1958 Italian Nordic Championships. Zandanel placed third in the Four Hills Tournament (Vierschanzentournee) in 1960/61. He competed at the 1962 World Championships, placing 28th. On 16 February 1964 Zandanel set a ski flying world record with 144 metres in Oberstdorf, Germany. He competed for GS Fiamme Gialle in Roma.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) ITA Nilo Zandanel
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 36
1964 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) ITA Nilo Zandanel
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) =37
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 25

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