Alberto Braglia

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Alberto Braglia
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Born (1883-03-23)23 March 1883
Campogalliano (Modena)
Died 5 February 1954(1954-02-05) (aged 70)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Società del Panaro Modena Baseball

Alberto Braglia (23 March 1883 – 5 February 1954) was an Italian gymnast who won three gold medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics.

Braglia started practicing gymnastics in club at age 12. After winning the gold medal at the 1908 Olympics he suffered a serious shoulder injury while performing in public and fell in a depression due to the death of his 4-year-old son. He recovered by the 1912 Games, where he served as the flag bearer for Italy and won two more gold medals, after which he retired from competitions to perform as an acrobat in circuses. Braglia returned to Olympics 1932 as the coach of Italian gymnastics team.[1]

Braglia died in a Modena medical clinic on 5 February 1954 after suffering a cardiac arrest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberto Braglia – Biography". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "L'olimpionico Braglia è morto in una clinica" (in Italian). La Stampa. 6 February 1954. 

External links[edit]

Summer Olympics
Preceded by
Pietro Bragaglia
Italy Flag bearer for Italy
1912 Stockholm
Succeeded by
Nedo Nadi