Abdon Pamich

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Abdon Pamich
Abdon Pamich FIDAL.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1933-10-03) October 3, 1933 (age 84)
Fiume, Italy
(now Rijeka, Croatia)
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 Associazione Amatori Atletica
Esso Club Genova
Esso Roma
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 20 km – 1:28:06 (1964)
50 km – 4:03:02 (1960)[1]

Abdon Pamich (born 3 October 1933) is a former Italian race walker. He competed in the race walking event at the 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1960 and a gold in 1964.[1] Pamich was the Olympics flag bearer for Italy in 1972.

Biography[edit]

Pamich was born in Fiume (Rijeka, present-day Croatia) on 3 October 1933, at that time the city was under Italian jurisdiction.[2] He left Rijeka for Italy, with his older brother, on 24 September 1947 and joined his father who emigrated earlier.[3]

On 16 October 1960 he set a world record over 50 km at 4:03:02 in Ponte San Pietro. Later he was inducted into the FIDAL Hall of Fame.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1956 Olympic Games Australia Melbourne 11th 20 km 1:36:03
1956 Olympic Games Australia Melbourne 4th 50 km 4:39:00
1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome 3rd 50 km 4:27:55
1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo 1st 50 km 4:11:12 OR
1968 Olympic Games Mexico Mexico City DNF 50 km DSQ
1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich DNF 50 km DSQ

European champion in 1961 and 1966 and gold at Mediterranean Games in 1958, 1963 and 1971.[3]

National titles[edit]

Pamich won 40 national championships:[5]

  • 13 in the 10 km walk (1956 and 12 times consecutively from 1958 to 1969)
  • 13 in the 20 km walk (12 times consecutively from 1958 to 1969 and 1971)
  • 14 in the 50 km walk (consecutively from 1955 to 1969)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Abdon Pamich". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ "Cerchi Azzurri: Abdon Pamich, la scheda" (in Italian). olimpiadi.blogosfere.it. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.novilist.hr/Sport/Ostali-sportovi/Mulac-s-Brajde-koji-je-pobjegao-iz-Rijeke-1947.-postao-sportska-legenda?meta_refresh=true
  4. ^ Abdon Pamich. fidal.it
  5. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. 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