Giorgio Vanzetta

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Giorgio Vanzetta
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lillehammer 4 x 10 km
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville 10 km + 15 km combined pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville 50 km
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Seefeld 4 x 10 km
Silver medal – second place 1993 Falun 4 x 10 km

Giorgio Vanzetta (born Cavalese, 9 October 1959) 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.

Further notable results:

  • 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

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