Abdon Pamich

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Abdon Pamich
Abdon Pamich 1964cr.jpg
Abdon Pamich in 1964
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1933-10-03) October 3, 1933 (age 81)
Rijeka, Yugoslavia
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 Amatori
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 50 km 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) in 1933, at that time the city was under Italian jurisdiction.[2] 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.[3]

National championships[edit]

Pamich won 40 national championships:[4]

  • 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 Abdon Pamich at Sports Reference
  2. ^ "Cerchi Azzurri: Abdon Pamich, la scheda" (in Italian). olimpiadi.blogosfere.it. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Abdon Pamich. fidal.it
  4. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
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