Tullio Gonnelli

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Tullio Gonnelli
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1912-11-21)November 21, 1912
Pieve di Cento, Italy
Died 12 January 2005(2005-01-12) (aged 92)
Hampden, United States
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club Virtus Bologna
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.5 (1938)

Tullio Gonnelli (21 November 1912 – January 12, 2005)[1] was an Italian athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. He was born in Pieve di Cento, Bologna, Italy.


He competed for Italy in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Orazio Mariani, Gianni Caldana and Elio Ragni. Gonnelli was looking forward to competing in the 1940 Summer Olympics in Tokyo but the advent of World War II meant the cancellation of the Games and he served 3 years in the army instead.[2] He died in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States.

Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Performance Notes
1936 Olympic Games Germany Berlin 2nd 4x100 m relay 41.1

National championships[edit]

Tullio Gonnelli has won 5 times the individual national championship.[3]

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