Italy at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

Flag of Italy
IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo
Competitors 44 (41 men, 3 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Luciano de Paolis
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Italy competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Thoeni, GustavoGustavo Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Gold Hildgartner, PaulPaul Hildgartner
Plaikner, WalterWalter Plaikner
Luge Men's doubles
 Silver Thoeni, GustavoGustavo Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver De Zordo, NevioNevio De Zordo
Frassinelli, AdrianoAdriano Frassinelli
Dal Fabbro, CorradoCorrado Dal Fabbro
Bonichon, GianniGianni Bonichon
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Thoeni, RolandoRolando Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's slalom

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gustavo Thoeni Downhill 1:54.37 13
Stefano Anzi 1:54.15 11
Giuliano Besson 1:54.15 11
Marcello Varallo 1:53.85 10
Rolando Thoeni Giant Slalom 1:35.83 23 1:44.90 30 3:20.73 27
Helmuth Schmalzl 1:35.72 21 1:39.63 13 3:15.35 16
Eberardo Schmalzl 1:34.22 16 1:40.50 18 3:14.72 13
Gustavo Thoeni 1:32.19 3 1:37.43 2 3:09.62 1st
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Erwin Stricker DSQ DSQ DSQ
Gustavo Thoeni bye 56.69 8 53.59 1 1:50.28 2nd
Rolando Thoeni bye 56.14 5 54.16 3 1:50.30 3rd
Eberardo Schmalzl bye 56.11 4 54.72 9 1:50.83 6

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Lino Jordan 1'16:26.09 12 1'28:26.09 40
Pierantonio Clementi 1'19:28.74 6 1'25:28.74 31
Giovanni Astegiano 1'16:45.90 6 1'22:45.90 22
Willy Bertin 1'16:03.04 5 1'21:03.04 16
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Willy Bertin
Giovanni Astegiano
Corrado Varesco
Lino Jordan
6 1'59:47.62 10
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Gianfranco Gaspari
Mario Armano
Two-man 1:15.62 3 1:16.52 7 1:13.71 2 1:14.60 7 5:00.45 4
ITA-2 Enzo Vicario
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Two-man 1:17.20 12 1:16.77 9 1:14.23 5 1:15.46 14 5:03.66 10
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Nevio De Zordo
Adriano Frassinelli
Corrado Dal Fabbro
Gianni Bonichon
Four-man 1:11.39 5 1:11.33 1 1:10.19 2 1:10.92 4 4:43.83 2nd
ITA-2 Gianfranco Gaspari
Roberto Zandonella
Mario Armano
Luciano De Paolis
Four-man 1:11.89 10 1:12.49 12 1:11.11 8 1:11.24 6 4:46.73 8

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Franco Nones 49:35.43 40
Gianfranco Stella 48:17.14 28
Tonio Biondini 48:10.09 27
Carlo Favre 47:59.07 24
30 km Attilio Lombard 1'45:03.72 36
Renzo Chiocchetti 1'44:35.03 32
Ulrico Kostner 1'42:44.06 24
Elviro Blanc 1'41:44.32 20
50 km Ulrico Kostner DNF
Tonio Biondini 2'54:28.39 25
Attilio Lombard 2'51:39.65 22
Elviro Blanc 2'51:25.19 21
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Carlo Favre
Elviro Blanc
Renzo Chiocchetti
Ulrico Kostner
2'12:07.11 9

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Rita Trapanese 6 6 2574.8 55 7

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Leo Atzwanger 54.41 21 54.32 23 53.38 23 53.22 20 3:35.33 21
Paul Hildgartner 53.66 12 52.76 6 51.94 5 52.19 9 3:30.55 8
Emilio Lechner 53.59 11 53.49 13 52.20 8 52.13 8 3:31.41 11
Karl Brunner 53.14 9 53.26 11 52.28 10 52.19 9 3:30.87 9

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
44.21 1 44.14 2 1:28.35 1st
Sigisfredo Mair
Ernesto Mair
45.22 8 45.04 8 1:30.26 8
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erica Außendorfer-Lechner 48.76 21 49.39 21 50.51 21 DNF DNF
Sarah Felder 45.90 8 45.93 6 45.99 12 45.08 8 3:02.90 8

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Fabio Morandini Individual 58.5 67.0 141.5 36 50:43.7 199.180 11 340.680 30
Ezio Damolin 70.0 73.5 175.2 21 50:58.1 197.020 13 372.220 16

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Ezio Damolin Normal hill 68.0 87.0 62.5 75.7 162.7 55

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Bruno Toniolli 42.67 25
1500 m Giancarlo Gloder 2:14.07 27
Bruno Toniolli 2:10.24 18
5000 m Bruno Toniolli 7:57.30 17
Giancarlo Gloder 7:55.77 15
10,000 m Giancarlo Gloder 16:21.42 17
Bruno Toniolli 16:14.52 16

References[edit]