Abdon Pamich

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Abdon Pamich
Abdon Pamich (right).jpg
Abdon Pamich (right)
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1933-10-03) October 3, 1933 (age 81)
Rijeka, Yugoslavia [1]
Residence Genoa, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Club Esso Club Genova

Abdon Pamich (born 3 October 1933 in Fiume) is a former Italian race walker, who won two Olympic medals.

Biography[edit]

Pamich was born in Fiume (Rijeka, in present-day Croatia) in 1933, at that time the city was under Italian jurisdiction,[2] and was the nation's flagbearer at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He also set a world best time over 50 km with 4:03:02 on 16 October 1960 in Ponte San Pietro. The best time was lowered to 4:01:39 the next year by Grigoriy Klimov.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1955 Mediterranean Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 50 km
1958 European Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 50 km
1960 Olympic Games Rome, Italy 3rd 50 km
1961 World Race Walking Cup Lugano, Switzerland 1st 50 km
1962 European Championships Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1st 50 km
1963 Mediterranean Games Napoli, Italy 1st 50 km
1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 1st 50 km
1965 World Race Walking Cup Pescara, Italy 3rd 50 km
1966 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 50 km
1971 Mediterranean Games Izmir, Turkey 1st 50 km

National championships[edit]

Abdon Pamich has won 40 times the individual national championship, first of all-time.[3]

  • 13 wins in the 10000 m walk (1956 and 12 times consecutively from 1958 to 1969)
  • 13 wins in the 20 km walk (12 times consecutively from 1958 to 1969 and 1971)
  • 14 wins in the 50 km walk (14 times consecutively from 1955 to 1969)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ At that time was italian territory.
  2. ^ "Cerchi Azzurri: Abdon Pamich, la scheda" (in Italian). olimpiadi.blogosfere.it. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Summer Olympics
Preceded by
Raimondo D'Inzeo
Italy Flag bearer for Italy
1972 Munich
Succeeded by
Klaus Dibiasi
Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Anatoliy Vedyakov
Men's 50 km Walk World Record Holder
16 October 1960 – 17 August 1961
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Grigoriy Klimov