Franco Nones

Francesco "Franco" Nones (born 1 February 1941) is an Italian former cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s.

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Personal information
Full nameFrancesco Nones
Born1 February 1941 (1941-02) (age 80)
Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubFiamme Gialle[1]

BiographyEdit

Nones was born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme. His best known finish was a gold medal in the 30 km event at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, making Nones the first non-Scandinavian (Finland, Norway, and Sweden) and non-Soviet/Russian male to win a Winter Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal.

Nones also earned a bronze in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He also finished 6th in the 30 km event at those same games.

AchievementsEdit

  • 1963: 3rd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1964:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1965:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1966:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1967:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 50 km
    • 2nd, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1970:
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 1971: 1st, Italian men's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km

AwardsEdit

On 7 May 2015, in the presence of the President of Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malagò, was inaugurated in the Olympic Park of the Foro Italico in Rome, along Viale delle Olimpiadi, the Walk of Fame of Italian sport, consisting of 100 tiles that chronologically report names of the most representative athletes in the history of Italian sport. On each tile are the name of the sportsman, the sport in which he distinguished himself and the symbol of CONI. One of theat tile is dedicated to Franco Nones.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport invernali statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 18 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Inaugurata la Walk of Fame: 100 targhe per celebrare le leggende dello sport italiano" (in Italian). coni.it. Retrieved 11 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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