Italy at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Italy.svg
IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors129 (114 men, 15 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearerEdoardo Mangiarotti
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
8
Silver
8
Bronze
9
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Italy competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 129 competitors, 114 men and 15 women, took part in 76 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Results[edit]

Men (15)
Athlete Age Event Rank
Luigi Gnocchi 23 Men's 100 metres 4 h2 r2/4
Franco Galbiati 18 Men's 100 metres 3 h5 r1/4
Mario Colarossi 27 Men's 100 metres 4 h1 r1/4
Vincenzo Lombardo 24 Men's 200 metres 4 h2 r2/4
Sergio D'Asnasch 22 Men's 200 metres 6 h3 r2/4
Giovanni Ghiselli 22 Men's 200 metres 5 h7 r1/4
Gianfranco Baraldi 21 Men's 800 metres 4 h4 r1/3
Gianfranco Baraldi 21 Men's 1,500 metres 6 h3 r1/2
Franco Galbiati 18 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Giovanni Ghiselli 22 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Luigi Gnocchi 23 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Vincenzo Lombardo 24 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Giuseppe Lavelli 28 Men's Marathon AC
Pino Dordoni 30 Men's 20 kilometres Walk 9
Abdon Pamich 23 Men's 20 kilometres Walk 11
Abdon Pamich 23 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 4
Gian Mario Roveraro 20 Men's High Jump 23 QR
Giulio Chiesa 28 Men's Pole Vault 9T
Giovanni Lievore 24 Men's Javelin Throw 6
Silvano Meconi 25 Men's Shot Put 10
Adolfo Consolini 39 Men's Discus Throw 6
Wmoen (6)
Athlete Age Event Rank
Giuseppina Leone 21 Women's 100 metres 5
Maria Musso 25 Women's 100 metres 5 h3 r1/3
Franca Peggion 22 Women's 100 metres 6 h2 r1/3
Giuseppina Leone 21 Women's 200 metres 3 h3 r1/3
Letizia Bertoni 19 Women's 200 metres 3 h4 r1/3
Milena Greppi 27 Women's 80 metres Hurdles 5 h1 r1/3
Letizia Bertoni 19 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Milena Greppi 27 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Giuseppina Leone 21 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Maria Musso 25 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Paola Paternoster 20 Women's Discus Throw 11
Paola Paternoster 20 Women's Javelin Throw 15 QR

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Team road race
Individual road race

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 17 men and 2 women, represented Italy in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

One male pentathlete represented Italy in 1956.

Individual

Rowing[edit]

Italy had 21 male rowers participate in five out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Five shooters represented Italy in 1956. In the trap event, Galliano Rossini won gold and Alessandro Ciceri won bronze.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
Trap

Swimming[edit]

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Final — 8:46.2 (→ 7th place)

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italy at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Italy Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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