Viale Piero e Raimondo d’Inzeo: a street dedicated to these greatest Champions

Rome celebrates its greatest Champions: Piero and Raimondo d'Inzeo.

They spent their life competing for first and second place, the others usually, came behind. Always together, always fighting each other, always serving, as officers, the Carabinieri Cavalry Regiment and the Italian flag. It is difficult to summarize their careers and to describe their personal successes, there have been so many. Over the years they became two living legends of the equestrian sports worldwide and they represented the golden age of the Italian show jumping. It was the time when newspapers and tv shows were filled with their names and those of Graziano Mancinelli, Hans Günter Winkler and others greats champions.
They won 12 Olympic medals: Raimondo won the gold medal in Rome (1960), 2 silver and 3 bronze medals plus 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at the World Championships.
Piero won 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals at the Olimpic Games plus he won at the European Championships 1 gold medal and 3 silver medals.

The 23 of October after an emotional ceremony, the street overlooking the square of Piazza Siena has now their name: Viale Piero e Raimondo d’Inzeo. The families of the two champions as well as the CONI president Giovanni Malago, the president of CONI Services Franco Chimenti, the councilor for culture and sport capital of Rome, Giovanna Marinelli, the President of the Italian Federation Vittorio Orlandi, the Director of the International Jumping Riders Club Eleonora Ottaviani (Raimondo D'Inzeo was one of the founder of the IJRC Club in April 1977) and many other representatives of the sport attended the ceremony.


image: Fabio, Cristina e Giancarlo d’Inzeo with Mrs d’Inzeo in Piazza di Siena