Antonella BELLUTTI

Italy ITA

Track Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1968
Olympic Results

Biography

Antonella BELLUTTI

Antonella Bellutti first practiced hurdling (setting an Italian junior record) and basketball. In 1991, she switched to track cycling, and four years later won her first World Championship medal, finishing second behind Rebecca Twigg in the pursuit. Bellutti adopted Graeme Obree's successful position on the bike, termed the Superman position, leading her to break the World Record twice before the Atlanta Games. There, she defeated her opponents with ease. Four years later she came fifth in the pursuit, but won gold in the points race. Bellutti also won one European Championship gold (1997), one silver (1995) and one bronze (1996) in the World Championships in pursuit, 13 World Cup races and 16 Italian titles. She left cycling after Sydney and switched to bobsleigh, a new event for women at the 2002 Winter Games. In Salt Lake City, she placed seventh alongside former luge champion Gerda Weissensteiner.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#7
Two
Two Bobsleigh
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

#5
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Cycling
G
Points Race
Points Race Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

G
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres
Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres Cycling