Italy at the
1976 Winter Olympics
IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it (in Italian)
in Innsbruck
Competitors58 (47 men, 11 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerGustav Thöni
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Italy competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Piero Gros Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver Gustavo Thoeni Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver Claudia Giordani Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Herbert Plank Alpine skiing Men's downhill

Alpine skiing

Main article: Italy at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1976

See also: Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Erwin Stricker Downhill DNF
Gustavo Thoeni 1:49.25 26
Rolando Thoeni 1:48.13 14
Herbert Plank 1:46.59 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Franco Bieler Giant Slalom 1:47.00 10 1:43.24 7 3:30.24 8
Fausto Radici 1:46.87 9 1:43.22 6 3:30.09 7
Piero Gros 1:45.69 5 DNF DNF
Gustavo Thoeni 1:44.19 1 1:43.48 8 3:27.67 4
Fausto Radici Slalom DNF DNF
Piero Gros 1:01.23 5 1:02.06 1 2:03.29 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Franco Bieler 1:01.04 4 DNF DNF
Gustavo Thoeni 1:00.55 2 1:03.18 2 2:03.73 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jolanda Plank Downhill 1:52.50 25
Wanda Bieler 1:50.58 20
Paola Hofer 1:49.60 15
Wanda Bieler Giant Slalom DNF
Paola Hofer 1:32.67 23
Claudia Giordani 1:31.44 13
Wilma Gatta 1:30.51 7
Wilma Gatta Slalom DNF DNF
Paola Hofer DNF DNF
Wanda Bieler 48.86 11 46.80 8 1:35.66 8
Claudia Giordani 46.87 4 44.00 2 1:30.87 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Pierantonio Clementi 1'16:08.86 7 1'23:08.86 23
Lino Jordan 1'15:49.83 2 1'17:49.83 7
Willy Bertin 1'13:50.36 3 1'16:50.36 4
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Lino Jordan
Pierantonio Clementi
Luigi Weiss
Willy Bertin
3 2'06:16.55 6
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Giorgio Alverà
Franco Perruguet
Two-man 56.62 7 56.71 6 56.84 8 57.13 9 3:47.30 8
ITA-2 Nevio De Zordo
Ezio Fiori
Two-man 57.71 16 57.58 13 57.88 17 57.95 15 3:51.12 16
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Giorgio Alverà
Piero Vegnuti
Adriano Bee
Francesco Butteri
Four-man 55.59 10 55.92 12 56.94 14 57.42 12 3:45.87 12
ITA-2 Nevio De Zordo
Ezio Fiori
Roberto Porzia
Lino Benoni
Four-man 55.75 11 55.80 10 57.08 16 57.17 11 3:45.80 11

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Fabrizio Pedranzini 48:58.30 53
Roberto Primus 47:29.02 36
Renzo Chiocchetti 47:11.22 29
Giulio Capitanio 46:51.14 21
30 km Ulrico Kostner 1'37:49.85 41
Renzo Chiocchetti 1'37:15.82 38
Roberto Primus 1'36:40.33 34
Giulio Capitanio 1'35:58.29 28
50 km Carlo Favre DNF
Ulrico Kostner DNF
Roberto Primus DNF
Tonio Biondini DNF
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Renzo Chiocchetti
Tonio Biondini
Ulrico Kostner
Giulio Capitanio
2'12:07.12 7

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Susanna Driano 8 7 7 181.62 63 7
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Stefania Bertele
Walter Cecconi
16 17 166.22 140 16
Isabella Rizzi
Luigi Freroni
17 14 168.64 133 14
Matilde Ciccia
Lamberto Ceserani
7 6 191.46 58.5 6

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Hildgartner n/a ? n/a ? n/a ? DNF DNF
Peter Gschnitzer 54.051 14 53.812 17 53.357 16 1:27.540 38 4:08.760 37
Karl Brunner 53.916 12 53.228 10 53.023 11 53.21 10 3:33.188 11

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karl Feichter
Ernst Haspinger
43.853 12 43.318 5 1:27.121 7
Paul Hildgartner
Walter Plaikner
43.781 11 44.058 12 1:27.839 11
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maria-Louise Rainer 44.943 16 44.848 16 44.768 16 44.972 17 2:59.531 16
Sarah Felder 44.056 12 43.118 11 43.075 10 43.374 10 2:53.623 11

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Modesto De Silvestro Individual 60.5 62.0 139.8 33 52:27.61 180.09 25 319.89 32
Francesco Giacomelli 72.0 74.0 190.3 20 56:08.75 146.92 31 337.22 31

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Leo De Crignis Normal hill 70.5 91.1 74.0 99.7 190.8 50
Francesco Giacomelli 71.0 94.9 72.0 97.0 191.9 49
Lido Tomasi 76.0 101.4 76.0 101.9 203.3 45
Marcello Bazzana 75.0 103.8 74.5 102.0 205.8 38
Leo De Crignis Large hill 76.0 71.4 76.0 71.9 143.3 49
Marcello Bazzana 74.0 72.1 71.0 65.9 138.0 51
Lido Tomasi 82.0 80.8 77.0 71.3 152.1 47
Francesco Giacomelli 81.0 83.4 75.5 74.2 157.6 44

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Bruno Toniolli 41.44 23
1000 m Floriano Martello 1:26.54 26
Bruno Toniolli 1:22.83 14
1500 m Giovanni Panciera 2:33.52 30
Floriano Martello 2:09.68 25
Bruno Toniolli 2:05.66 19
5000 m Loris Vellar 8:31.85 31
Ivano Bamberghi 8:21.04 28
Maurizio Marchetto 8:04.07 21
10,000 m Maurizio Marchetto 16:22.55 17

See also

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