23 March 1883|
|Died||5 February 1954(aged 70)|
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
|Club||Società del Panaro Modena Baseball|
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.
Braglia died in a Modena medical clinic on 5 February 1954 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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