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Rossano Galtarossa

Rossano GaltarossaSport: Rowing

Nation: Italy

DOB: July 6, 1972

Hometown: Padova

Career Highlights: A rower for the past 25 years, Galtarossa will make his sixth appearance at the Games after earning silver (5:36.42) in the quadruple sculls in Beijing. The now-40-year-old won bronze in that event in his Olympic debut in 1992, then earned gold eight years later with Agostino Abbagnale, Allessio Sartori and Simone Raineri in a then-Olympic record time of 5:45.56. Galtarossa also took the medal stand at the 2004 Athens Games, winning bronze in double sculls before retiring for three years. He is a five-time world medalist in quadruple sculls, winning in 1994, '95, '97 and '98, and finishing third in 2002. Galtarossa took the runner-up spot in the double sculls at the '03 worlds after earning a silver in that event two years earlier.

Olympic History: 2008,2004,2000,1996,1992

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