Gruppi Sportivi Fiamme Gialle

The Gruppi Sportivi Fiamme Gialle is the sport section of the Italian police force, Guardia di Finanza.

Gruppi Sportivi Fiamme Gialle
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Sport12 disciplines
JurisdictionItaly
AbbreviationG.S. Fiamme Gialle
Founded1881 (1881)
AffiliationCONI
HeadquartersOstia (Rome)
Official website
www.fiammegialle.org

The club's activity is carried out in the following twelve sports disciplines: Athletics, Swimming, Judo, Karate, Shooting, Fencing, Diving, Canoeing, Rowing, Sailing, Alpine skiing, Speed skating. In the sport of athletics the group is called Gruppo Atletico Fiamme Gialle (G.A. Fiamme Gialle).[1]

HistoryEdit

 
A team of the 4x100 metres relay

The first appearance of the Guardia di Finanza in the context of sports competitions dates back to 1911, with the participation of a team in the gymnastics competitions organized in Turin for the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, but in fact the first organized structure, in fact the original nucleus of the Fiamme Gialle (Yellow Flames), was created in 1921 to participate in a walking race, the Scudo Nelli Trophy, which was finally awarded after three successes in 1922, 1925 and 1928.[2]

In the following years the activity was expanded with the establishment of several sports groups, the first of which was the Skiers Group, founded in 1925 at the Alpine School of the Guardia di Finanza in Predazzo (in the province of Trento), a group that became famous as the Yellow Flames of Predazzo.

Greatest athletesEdit

 
The swimmer Domenico Fioravanti two gold medals at Sydney 2000.
Summer sports Winter sports Paralympic sports
Athletics
Canoeing
Diving
Rowing
Shooting
Swimming
Alpine skiing
Cross-country skiing
Para-athletics

Summer Olympic Games medal tableEdit

 
Fabrizio Donato, the last Fiamme Gialle athletics Olympic medal in London 2012.

In total, the athletes of the Fiamme Gialle won 41 medals at the Summer Olympics.

  Women medalist
Edition Athlete Event Medal
Athletics (7 medals)[3]
2012 London Fabrizio Donato Triple jump   Bronze
2008 Beijing Elisa Rigaudo 20 km walk   Bronze
2004 Athens Ivano Brugnetti 20 km walk   Gold
Giuseppe Gibilisco Pole vault   Bronze
2000 Sydney Nicola Vizzoni Hammer throw   Silver
1984 Los Angeles Sandro Bellucci 50 km walk   Bronze
1948 London Michele Tito 4×100 m relay   Bronze
Canoeing (8 medals)[4]
2008 Beijing Andrea Facchin
Antonio Scaduto
K2 1000 m   Bronze
2004 Athens Antonio Rossi
Beniamino Bonomi
K2 1000 m   Silver
2000 Sydney Antonio Rossi
Beniamino Bonomi
K2 1000 m   Gold
1996 Atlanta Antonio Rossi K1 500 m   Gold
Antonio Rossi K2 1000 m   Gold
Beniamino Bonomi K1 1000 m   Silver
Beniamino Bonomi K2 500 m   Silver
1992 Barcelona Antonio Rossi
Bruno Dreossi
K2 500 m   Bronze
Rowing (8 medals)[5][6]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Domenico Montrone
Matteo Lodo
Giuseppe Vicino
Coxless four   Bronze
2012 London Alessio Sartori
Romano Battisti
Double sculls   Silver
2008 Beijing Luca Agamennoni
Simone Venier
Simone Raineri
Quadruple sculls   Silver
2004 Athens Alessio Sartori Double sculls   Bronze
Luca Agamennoni Coxless four   Bronze
Catello Amarante Coxless four lightweight   Bronze
2000 Sydney Agostino Abbagnale
Alessio Sartori
Simone Raineri
Quadruple sculls   Gold
1996 Atlanta Agostino Abbagnale Double sculls   Gold
Fencing (3 medals)[7][6]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Daniele Garozzo Foil   Gold
2012 London Valerio Aspromonte
Giorgio Avola
Team foil   Gold
Luigi Samele Team sabre   Bronze
Judo (5 medals)[8]
2008 Beijing Giulia Quintavalle 57 kg   Gold
2004 Athens Lucia Morico 78 kg   Bronze
2000 Sydney Girolamo Giovinazzo 66 kg   Bronze
1996 Atlanta 60 kg   Silver
1976 Montreal Felice Mariani 66 kg   Bronze
Shooting (6 medals)[9][6]
2012 London Niccolò Campriani 50 m rifle three positions   Gold
10 m air rifle   Silver
2016 Rio de Janeiro 50 m rifle three positions   Gold
10 m air rifle   Gold
1996 Atlanta Roberto Di Donna 10 m air pistol   Gold
25 m rapid fire pistol   Bronze
Swimming (2 medals)[10]
2000 Sydney Domenico Fioravanti 100 m breaststroke   Gold
200 m breaststroke   Gold
Diving (2 medals)[6]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Tania Cagnotto Synchronized 3 m springboard   Silver
3 m springboard   Bronze

Winter Olympic Games medal tableEdit

 
Franco Nones, the first historical gold medal of Fiamme Gialle in cross-country skiing at Grenoble 1968.

In total, the athletes of the Fiamme Gialle won 22 (7 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze), at the Winter Olympics.[11]

  Women medalist
Edition Athlete Event Medal
1968 Grenoble Franco Nones Cross-country skiing - 30 km   Gold
1972 Sapporo Gustav Thoeni Alpine skiing - Giant slalom   Gold
Gustav Thoeni Alpine skiing - Slalom   Silver
Rolando Thoeni Alpine skiing - Slalom   Bronze
1976 Innsbruck Piero Gros Alpine skiing - Slalom   Gold
Gustav Thoeni Alpine skiing - Slalom   Silver
1988 Calgary Gottlieb Taschler Biathlon – Relay   Bronze
1992 Albertville Josef Polig Alpine skiing - Alpine combined   Gold
Giorgio Vanzetta Cross-country skiing - 4×10 km relay   Silver
Giuseppe Puliè Cross-country skiing - 4×10 km relay   Silver
Giorgio Vanzetta Cross-country skiing - 15 km freestyle pursuit   Bronze
Giorgio Vanzetta Cross-country skiing - 50 km freestyle   Bronze
1994 Lillehammer Giorgio Vanzetta Cross-country skiing - 4×10 km relay   Gold
2002 Salt Lake City Isolde Kostner Alpine skiing- Downhill   Silver
Cristian Zorzi Cross-country skiing – Men's 4×10 km relay   Silver
Cristian Zorzi Cross-country skiing - Sprint   Bronze
2006 Torino Cristian Zorzi Cross-country skiing – Men's 4×10 km relay   Gold
2010 Vancouver Alessandro Pittin Nordic combined - Normal hill/10 km   Bronze
2014 Sochi Christof Innerhofer Alpine skiing- Downhill   Silver
Christof Innerhofer Alpine skiing - Alpine combined   Bronze
Dorothea Wierer Biathlon – Mixed relay   Bronze
2018 Pyeongchang Sofia Goggia Alpine skiing - Downhill   Gold
Dorothea Wierer Biathlon – Mixed relay   Bronze

Medal table by sportEdit

CanoeingEdit

Canoesist of Fiamme Gialle have won a total of eight medals at the Olympic Games.[12]

Event       Tot.
Olympic Games 3 3 2 8
World Championships 4 8 3 15
Junior World Championships 1 1 0 2
Mediterranean Games 7 6 6 19
European Championships 6 3 4 13
Under 23 European Championships 0 0 1 1
Junior European Championships 4 2 1 7
Military World Games 1 1 3 5
Universiade 0 1 1 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "G.A. Fiamme Gialle" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Fiamme Gialle - Cronistoria" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Atletica statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Canoa statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Canottaggio statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "Que bom, Rio! - Fiamme Gialle" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. 1 September 2016. p. 38. Retrieved 17 May 2020. Premiati gli Olimpici: Campriani, Garozzo, Cagnotto, Lodo, Vicino e Montrone
  7. ^ "Scherma statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Judo statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Tiro statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Nuoto statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Sport invernali statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Canoeing Palmarès" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 16 May 2020.

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