Giorgio Vanzetta

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Giorgio Vanzetta
Born (1959-10-09) 9 October 1959 (age 58)
Cavalese, Italy
Ski club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
World Cup career
Seasons 1981–1997
Individual wins 0
Indiv. podiums 3

Giorgio Vanzetta (born 9 October 1959 in Cavalese) is an Italian former cross-country skier who competed from 1982 to 2002. His best known victory was part of the 4 x 10 km relay team that upset Norway at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He also won three medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville with a silver in the 4 x 10 km relay and bronzes in the 10 km + 15 km combined pursuit and 50 km.

Vanzetta also won two silver medals in the 4 x 10 km relay (1985, 1993) at the Nordic skiing World Championships. His sister, Bice, also competed in cross-country skiing from 1986 to 1994.

At the Opening Ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin on 10 February, he and his 4 x 10 km relay teammates (Maurilio De Zolt, 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.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 3 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1985–86  2 March 1986 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2  1991–92  15 February 1992 France Albertville, France 15 km Pursuit F Olympic Games[1] 3rd
3 22 February 1992 France Albertville, France 50 km Individual F Olympic Games[1] 3rd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 3 victories
  • 11 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1984–85  24 January 1985 Austria Seefeld, Austria 4 x 10 km Relay World Championships[1] 2nd Albarello / De Zolt / Ploner
2 10 March 1985 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay World Cup 1st Walder / Barco / De Zolt
3  1985–86  13 March 1986 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Albarello / Walder / De Zolt
4  1986–87  19 March 1987 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd De Zolt / Albarello / Pulie
5  1987–88  13 March 1988 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Albarello / De Zolt / Barco
6 1989–90 1 March 1990 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Fauner / De Zolt / Runggaldier
7  1991–92  18 February 1992 France Albertville, France 4 x 10 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 2nd Pulie / Albarello / Fauner
8  1992–93  26 February 1993 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Championships[1] 2nd De Zolt / Albarello / Fauner
9 1993–94 22 February 1994 Norway Lillehammer, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M Olympic Games[1] 1st De Zolt / Albarello / Fauner
10 13 March 1994 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Barco / De Zolt / Fauner
11  1995–96  13 January 1996 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 10 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Maj / Valbusa / Godioz

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

Italian championchips[edit]

  • 1981:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1982:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1983:
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1984:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1985:
    • 1st, 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, 50 km
  • 1986: 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1987: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1988:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1989: 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km pursuit
  • 1990:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1991:
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km pursuit
  • 1996: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete : VANZETTA Giorgio". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 

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