Sergio Zardini

Sergio Zardini (November 22, 1931 – February 22, 1966) was an Italian bobsledder who competed from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. He won the silver medal in the two-man event at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. He was born in Turin.

Sergio Zardini
Medal record
Bobsleigh
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1964 Innsbruck Two-man
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1963 Igls Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1958 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Two-man
Silver medal – second place 1959 St. Moritz Two-man
Silver medal – second place 1959 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1962 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Two-man
Silver medal – second place 1962 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1963 Igls Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 1961 Lake Placid Two-man

Zardini also won ten medals at the FIBT World Championships with one gold (Four-man: 1963), six silvers (Two-man: 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963; Four-man: 1959, 1962), and three bronzes (Two-man: 1960, 1961; Four-man: 1958).

Following the 1964 games, Zardini emigrated to Canada where he competed. He was killed during a competition two years later at the bobsleigh track in Lake Placid, New York when the Canadian four-man sled hit the superstructure of the track at Turns 13 and 14, known as the "Zig-Zag Curves", crushing his head against the structure.

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