Maurilio De Zolt

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Maurilio De Zolt
Medal record
Competitor for  Italy
Men's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 4 x 10 km
Silver 1988 Calgary 50 km
Silver 1992 Albertville 50 km
World Championships
Gold 1987 Oberstdorf 50 km[1]
Silver 1985 Seefeld 50 km[1]
Silver 1985 Seefeld 4 x 10 km[2]
Silver 1993 Falun 4 x 10 km[3]
Bronze 1985 Seefeld 15 km[1]
Bronze 1991 Val di Fiemme 50 km[1]

Maurilio De Zolt (born September 29, 1950 in San Pietro di Cadore, Province of Belluno) is an Italian cross country skier who competed from 1980 to 1997. His best known victory was part of the 4 x 10 km relay team that upset Norway at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, when he was 43 years old. He also won two silver medals in the Winter Olympics at 50 km (1988, 1992).

Biography[edit]

De Zolt also won six medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, including 1 gold (50 km: 1987), 3 silvers (50 km: 1985, 4 x 10 km: 1985, 1993), and 2 bronzes (15 km: 1985, 50 km: 1991).

At the Opening Ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin on February 10, he and his 4 x 10 km relay teammates (Giorgio Vanzetta, Marco Albarello, and Silvio Fauner) who won the gold at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, were among the last carriers of the Olympic torch before it was lit by fellow Italian cross country skier Stefania Belmondo. Eighteen years earlier, at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, De Zolt carried the Italian flag during the opening ceremonies.

De Zolt was formerly a firefighter, and once placed second in ladder climbing at the World Fireman Championships.[4]

Achievements[edit]

  • 1977: 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
  • 1978: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
  • 1979:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1980:
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1981:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1982:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1983:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1984:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1985:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1986:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1987:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1988:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1989:
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1990: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
  • 1991:
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1992:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1993: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1994:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "DE ZOLT Maurilio". Fis-ski.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Seefeld (AUT) – 24.01.1985: World Ski Championships - Men's Rel 4x10 km M". Fis-ski.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Falun (SWE) – 26.02.1993: World Ski Championships - Men's Rel 4x10 km M". Fis-ski.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ Wallechinsky, David; Jaime Loucky (2005). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-45-8

External links[edit]

Winter Olympics
Preceded by
Paul Hildgartner
Italy Flag bearer for Italy
1988 Calgary
Succeeded by
Alberto Tomba