Nino Bibbia

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Nino Bibbia (15 March 1922 – 28 May 2013) was an Italian skeleton racer and bobsledder who competed in the late 1940s.[1] Born in Bianzone, Lombardy, he won the gold medal in the men's skeleton event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.[2]

Nino Bibbia
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Bibbia in 1940's
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
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Gold medal – first place 1948 St. Moritz Men

He was Italy's first Winter Olympic medalist in any sport, its first gold medalist in the Winter Games, and its first in bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton.[3]



Bibbia also competed in bobsleigh at those same games, finishing sixth in the four-man and eighth in the two-man event respectively.[2] Bibbia was also involved in other winter sports, including ski jumping, cross country skiing, and alpine skiing. All told, he earned 231 golds, 97 silvers, and 84 bronzes in his illustrious career.

Turn 10 at Cesana Pariol, where the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton competitions at the 2006 Winter Olympics took place, is named in Bibbia's honor.[4]

Bibbia spent the last years of his life in Engadin where he died at the age of 91 on 28 May 2013.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b "Nino Bibbia 91-jährig im Engadin verstorben" (in German). Die Südostschweiz. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nino Bibbia" . Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Nino Bibbia, primo oro italiano alle Olimpiadi invernali" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Olympic Timeline: St. Moritz 1948" . Omega SA. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  5. ^ "L'olimpionico Nino Bibbia compie 90 anni" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 October 2012.


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