Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre

The Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre is the sport section of the Italian police force Polizia Penitenziaria.

Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre
Sport19 disciplines
AbbreviationG.S. Fiamme Azzurre
Founded1983 (1983)
Official website

History edit

The cyclist Elena Cecchini with the Fiamme Azzurre jersey.

The first participation at the Summer Olympic Games was in Seoul 1988 while the one at the Winter Olympic Games was Turin 2006.[1]

Sports edit

The athletes of the G.S. Fiamme Azzurre are involved in 19 disciplines.[2]

Summer sports Winter sports Not Olympic
  Athletics   Alpine skiing   Roller skating
  Sailing   Figure skating
  Modern pentathlon

2016 Olympic Games edit

There were 19 athletes from the Fiamme Azzurre who participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The only medal was won by Captain of the Fiamme azzurre team, the shooter Giovanni Pellielo, already in his fourth Olympic medal.[3]

Best results edit

The first Olympic podium was achieved in Barcelona 1992.[1]

Competition Athlete Event Medal
Olympic Games
Barcelona 1992 Roberto Bomprezzi Modern pentathlon - Team   Bronze
Sydney 2000 Giovanni Pellielo Shooting - Trap   Bronze
Athens 2004 Shooting - Trap   Silver
Beijing 2008 Shooting - Trap   Silver
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Shooting - Trap   Silver
Beijing 2008 Tatiana Guderzo Cycling - Road race   Bronze
London 2012 Clemente Russo Boxing - Heavyweight   Silver
Vincenzo Mangiacapre Boxing - Welterweight   Bronze
Aldo Montano Fencing - Sabre team   Silver

Other notable athletes edit

Mattia Gaspari and Valentina Margaglio, winners in 2020 of the historic first all-time medal at the Skeleton World Championships for Italy.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Fiamme Azzurre Story" (in Italian). 25 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Fiamme Azzurre - Atleti" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Giovanni Pellielo ...e sono quattro!" (PDF) (in Italian). 12 September 2016. p. 22. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Skeleton, storica medaglia ai Mondiali di Altenberg: Gaspari e la Margaglio di bronzo" (in Italian). March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Marta Bastianelli". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 8 August 2015.

External links edit