Giuseppe Tosi

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]

Giuseppe Tosi
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Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born(1916-05-25)25 May 1916
Borgo Ticino, Italy
Died10 July 1981(1981-07-10) (aged 65)
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly Italy
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus throw
ClubSS Giovinezza
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)54.80 m (1948)

BiographyEdit

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]

AchievementsEdit

 
Giuseppe Tosi and Adolfo Consolini
Year Competition Venue Position Event Performance Notes
1948 Olympic Games   London 2nd Discus throw 51.78 m [5]
1952 Olympic Games   Helsinki 8th Discus throw 49.03 m

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1951 Quo Vadis Wrestler Uncredited
1959 Ben-Hur Chariot Driver Uncredited
1961 The Lovemakers Old Casamonti Uncredited, (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  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
  5. ^ His 51.78 was provisional Olympic record.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by Men's Discus European Record Holder
22 August 1948 – 18 September 1948
Succeeded by