Giovanni CALISSANO

Deaflympics

GamesSportEventResult
Oberammergau 1955Alpine SkiingDownhill
Oberammergau 1955Alpine SkiingSlalom
Oberammergau 1955Alpine SkiingCombined Classification
Montana-Vermala 1959Alpine SkiingDownhill
Montana-Vermala 1959Alpine SkiingSlalom
Montana-Vermala 1959Alpine SkiingGiant Slalom6th
Helsinki 1961Shooting50m small bore rifle prone (60 shots)Gold
Helsinki 1961Shooting50m small bore rifle (3x20 shots)Silver
Washington DC 1965Shooting50m small bore rifle prone (60 shots)Gold
Washington DC 1965Shooting50m small bore rifle (3x20 shots)Silver
Washington DC 1965Shooting300m free rifle (3x20 shots)Silver
Belgrade 1969Shooting300m free rifle (3x20 shots)Gold
Malmö 1973Shooting10m Air Rifle
Malmö 1973Shooting50m small bore rifle prone (60 shots)Silver
Malmö 1973Shooting50m small bore rifle (3x20 shots)Silver
Malmö 1973Shooting300m free rifle (3x20 shots)Gold
Bucharest 1977Shooting50m small bore rifle (3x40 shots)Silver
Bucharest 1977Shooting50m small bore rifle prone (60 shots)6th

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Born: 30 Nov 1932

Deceased: 08 Dec 2017

Member of the CISS Double Games Honorable Club. Competed as an alpine skier at International Winter Silent Games in 1955 and in 1959 (6th place, giant slalom). 8 times he participated at Deaf World Games as a shooter, which made him the CISS history's most decorated Games medal winner – male or female – in any sports as he collected an aggregate of 42 medals – 19 gold, 18 silver and 5 bronze. His father, Nino Calissano, was also a shooter and won 4 medals, including 2 gold, at the 1981 Deaf World Games. In his lifetime he broke 20 world records in 11 different individual and team shooting disciplines.