Franco Nones

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Franco Nones
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Personal information
Full name Francesco Nones
Born 1 February 1941 (1941-02) (age 73)
Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy

Francesco "Franco" Nones (born 1 February 1941) is an Italian former cross country skier who competed during the 1960s.

Biography[edit]

A stamp of Franco Nones.

Nones was born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme. His best known finish was a gold medal in the 30 km event at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, making Nones the first non-Scandinavian (Finland, Norway, and Sweden) and non-Soviet/Russian male to win a Winter Olympic cross country skiing gold medal.

Nones also earned a bronze in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He also finished 6th in the 30 km event at those same games.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1963: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1964:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1965:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1966:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1967:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1970:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1971: 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km

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