Gildo Arena

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Gildo Arena
Personal information
Full name Ermenegildo Arena
Nationality  Italy
Born 25 February 1921
Naples, Italy
Died 8 February 2005(2005-02-08) (aged 83)
Naples, Italy
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Olympic medal record
Men's Water Polo
Representing  Italy
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team competition

Ermenegildo "Gildo" Arena (25 February 1921, Naples – 8 February 2005, Naples) was an Italian water polo player and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1948 he was part of the Italian team which won the gold medal. He played six matches and scored eleven goals. Four years later he was a member of the Italian team which won the bronze medal in the Olympic tournament. He played all eight matches.


  1. ^ "Pallanuoto in lutto E' morto Gildo Arena" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Nuoto. 8 February 2005. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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