Fausto Acke

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Fausto Acke
Fausto Acke 1919.jpg
Acke in 1919
Personal information
Born 23 May 1897
Rome, Italy
Died 14 May 1967 (aged 69)
Hollywood, United States
Sport Gymnastics, athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club Stockholms GF, Täby
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 41.97 m (1920)[1]

Fausto Alesio Acke (born Padovini, 23 May 1897 – 14 May 1967), was an Italian-born Swedish gymnast and discus thrower. Born in Rome he was adopted in 1903 by family friends, after his parents died during an epidemic. His adoptive parents were the Swedish Impressionist painter J. A. G. Acke and Eva Acke (née Topelius), the daughter of the Finnish-Swedish author Zacharias Topelius. At the 1920 Summer Olympics he was part of the Swedish team that won the gold medal in the Swedish system event.[2] He later moved to the Hollywood, where he worked in the movie industry and died aged 69.[3]


  1. ^ Fausto Acke (Padovini). trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Fausto Acke. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Fausto Acke. Swedish Olympic Committee