Giorgio Oberweger

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Giorgio Oberweger
Giorgio Oberweger 1936.jpg
Oberweger in 1936
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1913-12-22)22 December 1913
Trieste, Italy
Died 14 October 1998(1998-10-14) (aged 84)
Rome, Italy
Alma mater University of Bologna
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, hurdles
Club Giovinezza
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 51.49 m (1938)[1][2]

Giorgio Oberweger (22 December 1913 – 14 October 1998) was an Italian discus thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics and a silver at the 1938 European Champsionships. He placed sixth at the 1934 European Championships and 15th at the 1948 Olympics.[1] Oberweger won five national titles, in the discus throw (1934 and 1936–1938) and 110 metres hurdles (1939).[3]

Oberweger graduated in law from the University of Bologna, but later favored engineering related occupations. In 1938 he obtained a pilot license, and fought as a fighter pilot during World War II, receiving three medals for bravery. Between 1946 and 1960 he was head coach of the Italian athletics team. Then until 1967 he worked at the Italian Athletics Federation and until 1972 at the Italian Central School of Sport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Giorgio Oberweger. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Giorgio Oberweger. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Leggendario Giorgio Oberweger. istrianet.org (30 March 2006)