Giordano Abbondati

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Giordano Abbondati
Giordano Abbondati 1966.jpg
Personal information
Born 29 May 1948
Milan, Italy
Died 21 April 2005 (aged 56)
London, United Kingdom
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Figure skating

Giordano Abbondati (29 May 1948 – 21 April 2005) was an Italian figure skater and seven-time national champion in 1961–66 and 1968. He competed in several European and World Championships in the 1960s, in addition to the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympic Games, in both of which he placed 14th.

Giordano retired from figure skating in 1968 to pursue a career in medicine but continued to be involved in figure skating as an international competition judge for many years. He married fellow judge Hely Rainesalo-Abbondati of Finland in 1974 and moved to Helsinki, Finland. He later moved to the UK with his wife and two children, where he practised as a consultant anaesthetist at Central Middlesex Hospital in London, becoming Head of Anaesthetics and later Clinical Director of the pioneering Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics Centre (ACAD) which opened in 1999. He suffered an untimely but natural death in 2005.


Event 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Winter Olympic Games 14th 14th
World Championships 17th 14th 9th 16th
European Championships 14th 13th 15th 8th 11th 7th 11th
Italian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st