Ross Zucco

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoss Barta•Zucco
Used nameRoss•Zucco
Born20 April 1934 in South Gate, California (USA)
Died28 September 1960 in Paramount, California (USA)
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States


Ross Zucco was a specialist in long-distance skating, competing only in the 10K at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, and setting a US record in the event. He had a short career, as only a few months after the 1960 Winter Olympics, he was killed in an automobile accident by a 16-year-old drunk drag racer. Zucco had worked as a plumber.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.0 (1960); 1500 – 2:21.9 (1960); 5000 – 8:17.8 (1960); 10000 – 16:37.6 (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Ross Zucco
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 10

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