Savino Guglielmetti

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Savino Guglielmetti
Savino Guglielmetti 1932d.jpg
Savino Guglielmetti in 1932
Personal information
Country represented  Italy
Born (1911-11-26)26 November 1911
Milan, Italy
Died 23 January 2006(2006-01-23) (aged 94)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Società Ginnastica Pro Patria 1883

Savino Guglielmetti (26 November 1911 – 23 January 2006) was an Italian gymnast. He competed at the 1932, 1936 and 1948 Olympics and won two gold medals in 1932.[1]

Biography[edit]

A taxi ran over Guglielmetti when he was a child, but he escaped unharmed. He later fell from a four-story building, but managed to cling on power cables and survived. Originally a pole vaulter, he joined a gymnastics club in 1927, where he was coached by Mario Corrias. Three years later he became a member of the national team. Although he won two Olympic gold medals in 1932, he faced a strong competition in Italy, and won his first national all-around title only in 1934. He defended it in 1935, 1937, 1938 and 1939.[1]

In 1998 Guglielmetti was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame,[2] and in 2000 received the Olympic Order in Silver.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Savino Guglielmetti. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Savino Guglielmetti. International Gymnastics Hall of Fame