Adolfo Consolini

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Adolfo Consolini
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1917-01-05)5 January 1917
Costermano, Italy
Died 20 December 1969(1969-12-20) (aged 52)
Milan, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club G.S. Pirelli Milano
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Discus throw: 56.98 m (1955)

Adolfo Consolini (5 January 1917 in Costermano, Verona – 20 December 1969 in Milan) was an Italian athlete who mainly competed in the discus throw.

He won six medals, at senior level, in international athletics competitions, included an Olympic gold in 1948.[1]

He competed for Italy in the discus throw at the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain, where he won the gold medal. When Consolini returned four years later to the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland he was unable to retain his title but did win the silver medal behind American Sim Iness.[2]

In 1946, 1950 and 1954 he became European champion. Consolini took the Olympic Oath at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After retirement, he was inducted into the FIDAL Hall of Fame.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1948 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st Discus throw 52.78 m OR
1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland 2nd Discus throw 53.78 m
1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia 6th Discus throw 52.21 m
1960 Olympic Games Rome, Italy 17th Discus throw 52.44 m

National titles[edit]

Adolfo Consolini has won 15 times the individual national championship.[3]

  • 15 wins in the discus throw (1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1056, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Adolfo Consolini Olympic medals and stats". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Archibald Harris
Men's discus world record holder
26 October 1941 – 8 June 1946
Succeeded by
Robert Fitch
Preceded by
Bob Fitch
Men's discus world record holder
10 October 1948 – 9 July 1949
Succeeded by
Fortune Gordien
Preceded by
Willi Schröder
Men's discus European record holder
26 October 1941 – 22 August 1948
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Tosi
Preceded by
Giuseppe Tosi
Men's discus European record holder
18 September 1948 – 4 July 1954
Succeeded by
Ferenc Klics
Preceded by
Karel Merta
Men's discus European record holder
11 December 1955 – 10 May 1959
Succeeded by
Edmund Piatkowski