Abdon PAMICH

Italy ITA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1933
Olympic Results

Biography

Abdon PAMICH

Abdon Pamich is considered the most successful Italian race walker of all time. Competing in the 50 km walk in five consecutive Olympics starting in 1956, Pamich won Olympic gold in 1964 and bronze in 1960. He won 50 km walk titles at the 1962 and 1966 European Championships and won the 50 km walk silver at the 1958 European Championships. At the Mediterranean Games, he won three 50 km golds (1955, 1963, 1971) and at the IAAF Race Walking World Cup he won the 50 km event in 1961, and won bronze in 1965.

Pamich also set one 50 km walk world record, when he clocked 4-03:02 in 1960. Domestically Pamich won a record 40 Italian titles – 13 in the 10,000 m track walk (1956, 1958-69), 13 in the 20 km walk (1958-69, 1971), and 14 in the 50 km (1955-69). After finishing his sporting career, Pamich, who held degrees in both psychology and sociology, worked as a psychologist with the Italian national handball team. He also worked as an athletics coach.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-28:06 (1964); 50kmW – 4-03:02 (1960).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#AC
50 kilometer Walk
50 kilometer Walk Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

#AC
50 kilometer Walk
50 kilometer Walk Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

G
50 kilometer Walk
50 kilometer Walk Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

B
50 kilometer Walk
50 kilometer Walk Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#11
20 kilometer Walk
20 kilometer Walk Athletics
#4
50 kilometer Walk
50 kilometer Walk Athletics