Ignazio Fabra (25 April 1930 – 13 April 2008) is a flyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Italy. He won a world title in 1955 and finished second at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and 1962 and 1963 world championships. He placed fourth-fifth at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics.
|Born||25 April 1930|
|Died||13 April 2008 (aged 77)|
|Height||161 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||51 kg (112 lb)|
|Club||Società Sportiva Calvaruso Palermo|
GS Italsider Genova
Fabra was deaf since birth and communicated by signs. He was winning the 1952 Olympic final against Boris Gurevich, but then misinterpreted a gesture of his coach, went into an attack, and got caught up in a counter-attack. After winning the 1955 world title he was a heavy favorite at the 1956 games, but lost in the final to Nikolay Solovyov due to a knee injury. Fabra retired in the late 1960s and became a wrestling coach. He led the national wrestling team at the 1969 World Games of the Deaf and prepared the 1972 Olympic medalist Giuseppe Bognanni.
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- Ignazio Fabra at Italian Olympic Committee (in Italian)
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- Ignazio Fabra at United World Wrestling
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