Giacinto De Cassan Olympic athlete

Giacinto De Cassan was an Italian cross-country skier. De Cassan was a financier and fought during World War II in the German military. He participated in the demonstration event, military patrol (precursor to biathlon), in the 1948 Winter Olympics, when he had the military rank Caporalmaggiore. In 1948 he placed first, 1950 second and in 1951 he finished first again at the Italian masterships of cross-country skiing in the 50 km (and long distances) category.

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