Cinquanta's short track history?
I'm doing a little bit of hunting on Cinquanta's athletic career as a short track speed skater. So far coming up with not much.
What do we know? Cinquanta was born in 1938. The ISU adopted short track as a sport in 1967, by which time Cinquanta was 29 years of age. The primary countries in short track at that time were Great Britain, Belgium, Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, USA and Canada.
There were major World Cup style events in the 1970s, some of which were in Australia and I have memories of those..... And perhaps an Italian team attending, but if Cinquanta was involved in short track in the mid 1970s he would have been heading to 40 years of age and not a competitor.
So, just what are Cinquanta's athletic credentials?
The first mention found of Cinquanta is being appointed onto the first "Short Track Committee" in 1975. Italy, it appears, had not competed in other North American or British led international events at that time. Cinquanta would have been 37 yrs of age when he went onto the first ISU short track committee.
It is worth considering that he never competed at a high level in short track.
Originally Posted by drfj