Giulio Zardo

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Giulio Zardo
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Königssee Two-man
Silver medal – second place 2003 Lake Placid Two-man

Giulio Zardo (born July 14, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec) is a high performance athlete. In 1996 he was World Junior Champion in powerlifting with the WPF, having set a world record in the deadlift with a 600lbs at a body weight of 208. Giulio went on to play football for four years, where he was league MVP for defence with the League Champion Midget AAA St. Leonard Cougars in 1997, was part of the International football tournament championship team for Canada during the 1999 Super Bowl. Zardo then went on to be an all star and was part of the league champion Champlain Cougars team in CÉGEP AAA in 1999 and 2000.

Zardo then went on to compete in bobsledding from 2001 to 2004, where he was part of the Canadian Olympic team in his first year. He won two medals in the two-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 2004 and a silver in 2003. Zardo left the Canadian bobsleigh team for a disagreement with the federation at the end of 2004.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Zardo finished fifth in the two-man event and ninth in the four-man event.

He later tried out for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, but left for personal reasons in June 2005.

He then became Quebec Heavyweight Wrestling champion in 2015.