Oreste Puliti

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Oreste Puliti
Personal information
Born (1891-02-18)18 February 1891
Livorno, Italy
Died 5 February 1958(1958-02-05) (aged 66)
Lucca, Italy
Sport
Sport Fencing

Oreste Puliti (18 February 1891 – 5 February 1958) was an Italian fencer. He won four gold medals and a silver at three Olympic Games.[1][2]

His teammates were accused of attempting to inflate his score by losing to him in the final of the Men's Sabre in 1924. He was disqualified and assaulted or threatened to assault a Hungarian judge, Gyorgy Kovacs, which resulted in the two duelling with real swords 4 months later. This ended in a draw.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Oreste Puliti". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Oreste Puliti Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Expelled Badminton Players Lose in Challenge to Olympic Spirit". bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-08-02.