Giuseppe Tosi

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Giuseppe Tosi
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1916-05-25)25 May 1916
Borgo Ticino, Italy
Died 10 July 1981(1981-07-10) (aged 65)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 125 kg (276 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club SS Giovinezza
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 54.80 m (1948)

Giuseppe "Beppe" Tosi (25 May 1916 – 10 July 1981) was an Italian discus thrower. He won silver medal at the 1946, 1950 and 1954 European championships and 1948 Olympics, every time beaten by the teammate Adolfo Consolini. At the 1952 Olympics Tosi placed eighth and Consolini second.[1][2]

Tosi won five national titles, in 1943, 1946–1948 and 1951,[3] and set two European records, both in 1948.[2] Near the end of his athletic career, similar to Consolini, he went into acting and played minute roles in several major films, including Totò al giro d'Italia (1948), Quo Vadis (1951), The Return of Don Camillo (1953), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Lovemakers (1961).[4]

References[edit]

Media related to Giuseppe Tosi at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Giuseppe Tosi Archived 18 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Giuseppe Tosi. 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 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Giuseppe Tosi. IMDb
Giuseppe Tosi and Adolfo Consolini
Records
Preceded by
Italy Adolfo Consolini
Men's Discus European Record Holder
22 August 1948 – 18 September 1948
Succeeded by
Italy Adolfo Consolini