Sergio Zardini

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sergio Zardini
Medal record
Bobsleigh
Competitor for  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver 1964 Innsbruck Two-man
World Championships
Gold 1963 Igls Four-man
Silver 1958 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Two-man
Silver 1959 St. Moritz Two-man
Silver 1959 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver 1962 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Two-man
Silver 1962 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Four-man
Silver 1963 Igls Two-man
Bronze 1958 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Four-man
Bronze 1960 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Bronze 1961 Lake Placid Two-man

Sergio Zardini (November 22, 1931 - February 22, 1966) was an Italian bobsledder who competed from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. He won the silver medal in the two-man event at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. He was born in Turin.

Zardini also won ten medals at the FIBT World Championships with one gold (Four-man: 1963), six silvers (Two-man: 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963; Four-man: 1959, 1962), and three bronzes (Two-man: 1960, 1961; Four-man: 1958).

Following the 1964 games, Zardini emigrated to Canada where he competed. He was killed during a competition two years later at the bobsleigh track in Lake Placid, New York when the Canadian four-man sled hit the superstructure of the track at Turns 13 and 14, known as the "Zig-Zag Curves", crushing his head against the structure.

References[edit]