Maurizio Damilano and his twin brother Giorgio had started race walking together. Coached by their older brother Sandro, they both competed in the 1980 Olympics. Maurizio scored an upset victory after the leaders, Bautista and Solomin had been disqualified. His performance in the 20 km event remained consistent over the next decade, scoring Olympic bronze medals in 1984 and 1988, while placing fourth in 1992. He also won world titles in 1987 and 1991, and the 1982 European indoor title over 5 km. Damilano set nine World Records (all on the track) and won a total of 21 Italian titles.
Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-18:54 (1992); 50kmW – 3-46:51 (1990).
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