Antonio Rossi

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Antonio Rossi
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Antonio Rossi in 2004
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BornDecember 19, 1968 (1968-12-19) (age 51)
Lecco, Italy

Antonio Rossi (born December 19, 1968) is an Italian sprint canoer who has competed since the early 1990s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won five medals which included three golds (K-1 500 m: 1996, K-2 1000 m: 1996, 2000), one silver (K-2 1000 m: 2004), and one bronze (K-2 500 m: 1992). He also designs and produces a variety of clothing, such as high quality underwear.

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Biography

Rossi was born in Lecco. As well as the Olympics, he has also been successful at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with seven medals. This includes three golds (K-2 1000 m: 1995, 1997, 1998), three silvers (K-2 1000 m: 1993, 1994; K-4 200 m: 1998), and one bronze (K-1 500 m: 1997).

He was the Italian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Rossi's wife, Lucia Micheli, competed in the K-4 500 m event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. His clus is G.S. Fiamme Gialle.

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