Gaetano Iannuzzi
Personal information
National teamItaly
Born (1972-03-05) 5 March 1972 (age 49)
Portici, Italy
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Disability classPR3
ClubCanottieri Aniene
Retired2009 (rowing)
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2
Medal record

Gaetano Iannuzzi (born 5 March 1972) is an Italian rowing coach and former coxswain who later participated as a coxswain in the paralympic sport, also winning an international medal in the competitions reserved for paralympic athletes.[1]


After finished his sports career as an athlete, Iannuzzi had become a rowing coach.[2] He became a paralampic athlete in 2017 following a serious road accident had in 1998, however continued to compete with not disabled athletes until 2009.[3]

He has had a long career, and last competed in 2017, when he won bronze at the 2017 Championships in Sarasota, Florida in PR3 mixed coxed four, an adaptive rowing class.[4] At young level he won a gold medal at the 1991 World Rowing Championships in Vienna with the lightweight men's eight.[5]

From 1999 to 2009 Iannuzzi participated in sixteen editions of World Rowing Championships.[6]


Year Competition Venue Rank Event Time
1991 World Championships Austria Vienna 1st Lightweight Eight 6:13.21
1993 World Championships Czech Republic Račice 3rd Lightweight Eight 5:41.53
1994 World Championships United States Indianapolis 3rd Lightweight Eight 5:34.63
1995 World Championships Finland Tampere 3rd Lightweight Eight 5:58.77
1997 World Championships France Aiguebelette-le-Lac 2nd Coxed Four 6:05.98
2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney 4th Eight 5:35.37
2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens 7th Eight 5:46.36
2005 World Championships Japan Kaizu 2nd Eight 5:24.01
2006 World Championships United Kingdom Eton 2nd Eight 5:23.29

See also


  1. ^ "Sarasota. Le dichiarazioni del quattro con PR3 medaglia di bronzo" (in Italian). 30 September 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Storie di sport: il coraggio (e la follia) di Gaetano Iannuzzi e della piena del Tevere" (in Italian). 21 November 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "In barca senza un Abbagnale" (in Italian). 29 July 2004. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Sarasota, Italy won the shiniest medal for rowing". Fondazione Terzo Pilastro. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Gaetano Iannuzzi". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Scheda di Gaetano Iannuzzi" (in Italian). Retrieved 21 May 2020.