|Full name||Paola Pezzo|
January 8, 1969 |
Bosco Chiesanuova, Italy
|Discipline||Mountain bike racing|
|Gary Fisher, Specialized Factory Team|
Paola Pezzo (born 8 January 1969 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is a cross-country mountain bike racer from Verona, Italy. In 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., she won the Olympic gold medal in mountain biking, when the event made its debut.
Pezzo won the female World Mountain Bike Championship title in both 1993 and 1997. In 1997 she won the Grundig World Cup crown.
Won two gold medals. One in Atlanta '96 and the other in Sydney '00. Won the mountain-bike championships in 1993 and 1997.