Abdon Pamich
Abdon Pamich FIDAL.jpg
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1933-10-03) 3 October 1933 (age 88)
Fiume, Italy
(now Rijeka, Croatia)
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Race walking
ClubAssociazione Amatori Atletica
Esso Club Genova
Esso Roma
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20 km – 1:28:06 (1964)
50 km – 4:03:02 (1960)[1]

Abdon Pamich (born 3 October 1933) is a former Italian race walker. He competed in the race walking event at the 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1960 and a gold in 1964.[1] Pamich was the Olympics flag bearer for Italy in 1972.

Biography

Abdon Pamich posing among some of his trophies. Genoa, May 1964.
Abdon Pamich posing among some of his trophies. Genoa, May 1964.

Pamich was born in Fiume (Rijeka, present-day Croatia) on 3 October 1933, at that time the city was under Italian jurisdiction.[2] He left Rijeka for Italy, with his older brother, on 24 September 1947 and joined his father who emigrated earlier.[3]

On 16 October 1960 he set a world record over 50 km at 4:03:02 in Ponte San Pietro. Later he was inducted into the FIDAL Hall of Fame.[4]

Achievements

Olympic Games
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Notes
1956 Olympic Games Australia Melbourne 11th 20 km 1:36:03
1956 Olympic Games Australia Melbourne 4th 50 km 4:39:00
1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome 3rd 50 km 4:27:55
1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo 1st 50 km 4:11:12 OR
1968 Olympic Games Mexico Mexico City DNF 50 km DSQ
1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich DNF 50 km DSQ

European champion in 1961 and 1966 and gold at Mediterranean Games in 1958, 1963 and 1971.[3]

National titles

Pamich won 40 national championships:[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Abdon Pamich". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ "Cerchi Azzurri: Abdon Pamich, la scheda" (in Italian). olimpiadi.blogosfere.it. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Mulac s Brajde koji je pobjegao iz Rijeke 1947. Postao sportska legenda".
  4. ^ Abdon Pamich. fidal.it
  5. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.