Mario ZANIN

Italy ITA

Road Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1940
Olympic Results

Biography

Mario ZANIN

Mario Zanin was a footballer as a youth but after fracturing his ankle turned to cycling. He also helped his parents run their fabric shop. At the 1960 Roma Olympics Zanin won a surprise gold medal in the road race, defeating, among others, Eddy Merckx, Sweden’s Pettersson brothers, and Italy’s Felice Gimondi . Prior to the Olympics Zanin had won the 1964 Italian amateur road race title and the 1963 Giro del Belvedere. Zanin’s gold medal was the 100th gold won for Italy at the Olympics. Zanin turned professional but with little success. He raced from 1965-68 with five different teams, with his only professional victory coming in 1966 on the 11th stage of the Vuelta a España.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

G
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling