Italy at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 61 (all men)
Flag bearer Alberto Braglia
Medals
Rank: 11
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
6
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Italy competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Nadi, NedoNedo Nadi Fencing Foil
 Gold Braglia, AlbertoAlberto Braglia Gymnastics All-around
 Gold Pietro Bianchi
Guido Boni
Alberto Braglia
Giuseppe Domenichelli
Carlo Fregosi
Alfredo Gollini
Francesco Loi
Luigi Maiocco
Giovanni Mangiante
Lorenzo Mangiante
Serafino Mazzarochi
Guido Romano
Paolo Salvi
Luciano Savorini
Adolfo Tunesi
Giorgio Zampori
Umberto Zanolini
Angelo Zorzi
Gymnastics Team
 Silver Speciale, PietroPietro Speciale Fencing Foil
 Bronze Altimani, FernandoFernando Altimani Athletics 10 km walk
 Bronze Tunesi, AdolfoAdolfo Tunesi Gymnastics All-around

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

A single diver represented Italy. It was Italy's second appearance in diving, with Carlo Bonfanti being the nation's only diver both in 1912 and 1908. Bonfanti did not reach the final in either of his two events.

Rankings given are within the diver's heat.

Diver Events Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Carlo Bonfanti 3 m board 46.81 4 Did not advance
Plain high dive 28.5 6 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Two swimmers competed for Italy at the 1912 Games. It was the third time the nation appeared in swimming, and both swimmers had previously competed in 1908.

Neither Massa nor Baiardo was able to advance to an event final. Massa's second place finish in his initial heat of the 100 metre freestyle was the only race in which either was not eliminated. Massa did not appear for his quarterfinal race, but was allowed to compete in the semifinals.

Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Davide Baiardo 100 m freestyle Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
400 m freestyle N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Mario Massa 100 m freestyle 1:11.8 2 Q q Did not finish Did not advance
400 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance
1500 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

14 athletes represented Italy. It was the nation's third appearance in athletics. Fernando Altimani's bronze medal in the 10 kilometre racewalk was Italy's best result and only medal in the sport.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fernando Altimani 10 km walk N/A 48:54.2 4 Q 47:37.6 3
Guido Calvi 800 m  ? 4 Did not advance
1500 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Nino Cazzaniga Marathon N/A Did not start
Orlando Cesaroni Marathon N/A Did not start
Daciano Colbacchini 110 m hurdles 16.1 2 Q 16.0 2 Did not advance
Franco Giongo 100 m  ? 2 Q  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m  ? 2 Q  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Manlio Legat Long jump N/A 5.50 29 Did not advance
Pole vault N/A 3.00 23 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 1563.200 28
Aurelio Lenzi Shot put N/A 11.57 12 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 38.19 18 Did not advance
Emilio Lunghi 400 m 50.5 2 Q  ? 2 Did not advance
800 m  ? 2 Q  ? 5 Did not advance
Alfonso Orlando 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
10000 m N/A 33:44.6 5 Q 33:31.2 5
Alfredo Pagani 110 m hurdles  ? 3 Did not advance
Long jump N/A 5.95 27 Did not advance
High jump N/A 1.60 28 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 68 24
Decathlon N/A 4425.550 18
Francesco Ruggero Marathon N/A Did not finish
Carlo Speroni Marathon N/A Did not finish
Angelo Tonini Long jump N/A 6.44 19 Did not advance
High jump N/A No mark 34 Did not advance

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing[edit]

Nine fencers represented Italy. It was the third appearance of the nation in fencing. Italy's foilists did well, taking the gold and silver medals as well as having a third finalist. The medals were Italy's first in individual amateur events. Nedo Nadi, the gold medalist in the foil, was also the only non-Hungarian to reach the final in the sabre, placing fifth.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Edoardo Alaimo Foil 0 losses 1 Q 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q 4–3 5
Sabre 4 wins 1 Q Did not start Did not advance
Giovanni Benfratello Sabre 3 wins 1 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Fernando Cavallini Foil 1 loss 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q Did not finish Did not advance
Nedo Nadi Foil 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 2 Q 0 losses 1 Q 7–0 1
Sabre 2 wins 2 Q 1 loss 1 Q 3 wins 2 Q 4–3 5
Francesco Pietrasanta Foil 0 losses 1 Q 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Sabre 3 wins 1 Q 1 loss 4 Did not advance
Aristide Pontanani Sabre 2 wins 2 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Pietro Speciale Foil 2 losses 3 Q 0 losses 1 Q 0 losses 1 Q 5–2 2
Edoardo Alaimo
Gino Belloni
Giovanni Benfratello
Fernando Cavallini
Ugo Di Nola
Nedo Nadi
Sabre N/A 1–0 1 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance

Football pictogram.svg Football[edit]

Team Roster
Results

First round

1912-06-29
Italy  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Finland
Bontadini Goal 10'
Sardi Goal 25'
Öhman Goal 2'
Soinio Goal 40'
Wiberg Goal 105'
Traneberg Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 600

Consolation quarterfinals

1912-07-01
Italy  1 – 0  Sweden
Bontadini Goal 15'
Råsunda, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,500

Consolation semifinals

1912-07-03
Austria  5 – 1  Italy
Grundwald Goal 40' Goal 89'
Müller Goal 30'
Hussak Goal 49'
Studnicka Goal 65'
Berardo Goal 81'
Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,500
Final rank
7th place

Gymnastics[edit]

Eighteen gymnasts represented Italy. It was the third appearance of the nation in gymnastics. Italy entered six gymnasts in the individual competition, winning the gold and bronze medals and having all six gymnasts place in the top ten. Alberto Braglia, the defending Olympic champion, was the individual champion again. The Italian team also entered one of the three team competitions to win their second gymnastics gold of 1912.

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Events Final
Result Rank
Pietro Bianchi All-around 127.75 6
Guido Boni All-around 128.00 4
Alberto Braglia All-around 135.00 1
Guido Romano All-around 126.25 9
Adolfo Tunesi All-around 131.50 3
Giorgio Zampori All-around 128.00 4
Italy Team 53.15 1

Wrestling[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Italy was represented by six wrestlers in its second Olympic wrestling appearance. None of the six advanced past the fourth round, as the team compiled a combined record of 8-12.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Oreste Arpe Light heavyweight  Kumpu (FIN)
W
 Lind (FIN)
W
 Rajala (FIN)
L
 Böhling (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 11
Zavirre Carcereri Middleweight  Victal (POR)
W
 Andersson (SWE)
L
 Jokinen (FIN)
L
Did not advance 20
Mariano Ciai Featherweight  Leivonen (FIN)
L
 Lehmusvirta (FIN)
L
Did not advance 26
Alessandro Covre Lightweight  Pukkila (FIN)
W
 Kaplur (RUS)
L
 Väre (FIN)
L
Did not advance 23
Renato Gardini Light heavyweight  Trestler (AUT)
W
 Lind (FIN)
W
 Nilsson (SWE)
L
 Ahlgren (SWE)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 11
Andrea Gargano Middleweight  Kokotowitsch (AUT)
L
 Antonopoulos (GRE)
W
 Steputat (GER)
W
 Fältström (SWE)
L
Did not advance 11

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