Pasinato died, world gold medal with the ‘team of the century’ – He died at the age of 51, Michele Pasinato, one of the stars of Julio Velasco’s national volleyball team renamed ‘team of the century’. In 1998 he contributed to winning the Azzurri gold at the Tokyo World Championships. Pasinato, a Venetian from Cittadella who held the role of the opposite deceased following a serious illness, he wore the blue jersey 256 times, also winning the gold medal at the 1993 European Championships in Turku and those of 1995 in Athens. Six World League won by with Italy l. At the club level, Pasinato’s palmares include a Cev Cup in 1994 won with the team of Petrarca Padova.

Born in Cittadella on March 13, 1969, Pasinato is still the record holder of points scored in the regular season of the top flight of the Italian championship (7.031 points in 280 games, more than 300 points more than second in the standings). In the ranking of the best for average points per game among the top scorers of the Italian A1 championship he is second (behind Andrea Zorzi).

In the playoffs he played little due to his militancy always in small companies (Petrarca, Gabeca and Rome): only 17 games with 408 points scored. Overall he scored 7,439 points in 297 races, earning the sixth position in the overall standings; among all, however, he was the second for average points per game after Zorzi.

He was part of the national team (in which he played 256 times) playing in the ‘team of the century’ with which participated in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the 1998 World Cup in Tokyo (winning gold) and at the 1993 European Championships (Turku, gold) and 1995 (Athens, gold). At the club level, however, his palmares was less rich (since he served for a long time in a company like Petrarca Padova), but won a Cev cup in 1994 with his hometown team.

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