Italy at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Italy competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Italy at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Italy (1861–1946).svg
IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it (in Italian)
in Paris
Competitors24 in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medalists
Antonio Conte
Gian Giorgio Trissino
Italo Santelli
Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Enrico Brusoni Cycling Points Race[1]
  Gold Antonio Conte Fencing Masters Sabre
  Gold Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian High jump
  Silver Italo Santelli Fencing Masters Sabre
  Silver Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian Long jump

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

In Italy's first appearance on the athletics program, two Italian athletes entered three events. They did not advance to the finals in any event and won no medals.

Track events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Umberto Colombo 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
400 m Unknown Unknown Did not advance
Emilio Banfi 800 m Unknown Unknown Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Italy's first cycling appearance was at the second Olympic cycling competition, 1900. Seven cyclists from Italy competed in two events, winning a gold medal in the points race.

Cyclist Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Romulo Bruni Men's sprint Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Enrico Brusoni Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Luigi Colombo Unknown 4–7 Did not advance
Jacques Droëtti Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Antonio Restelli 1:37.6 1 Q 1:52.4 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Giacomo Stratta Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Vianzino Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Cyclist Event Prime 1 Prime 2 Prime 3 Prime 4 Prime 5 Prime 6 Prime 7 Prime 8 Prime 9 Prime 10 Total Rank
Enrico Brusoni Men's points race 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 21  
Luigi Colombo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12
Giacomo Stratta 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9

EquestrianEdit

Italy had six competitors at the first Olympic equestrian events. The names of three are known. Trissino competed twice in the high jump, on different horses, as well as jumping. Di Modrone competed in the long jump and jumping, and appears to have competed in the high jump twice as well.[2] Elvira Guerra, Italy's first female Olympian, competed in the hacks and hunter combined. Additional Italian riders competed in the high jump and jumping competitions.

Equestrian Event Time, height,
or distance
Rank
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Jumping Unknown 4–37
Gian Giorgio Trissino Unknown 4–37
Up to 3 unknown Unknown 4–37
Uberto Visconti di Modrone High jump Unknown 7–19
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Unknown 7–19
Gian Giorgio Trissino 1.85  
Gian Giorgio Trissino 1.70 4
3 unknown Unknown 7–19
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Long jump Unknown 9–17
Gian Giorgio Trissino 6.10  
Elvira Guerra Hacks and hunter combined Unknown 5–51

FencingEdit

Italy first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent 12 fencers, winning the top two places in the masters sabre event.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Olivier Collarini Men's foil Advanced Not advanced Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Not advanced Did not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Not advanced Did not advance
Palardi Not advanced Did not advance
Olivier Collarini Men's épée Unknown 3–6 Did not advance N/A Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Unknown 3–7 Did not advance Did not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Unknown 1 Q Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Men's sabre Unknown 1–4 Q N/A Unknown 5–8 Did not advance
Stagliano Unknown 5 q[3] Unknown 5–8 Did not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters foil Advanced Advanced Bye 5–2 3 Q 4–3 4
Italo Santelli Advanced Advanced Bye 4–3 4 Q 0–7 7
2 unknown competitors Men's masters épée Unknown 3–6 N/A Did not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters sabre Unknown 1–4 Q N/A 6–1 1 Q 7–0  
Italo Santelli Unknown 1–4 Q 6–1 1 Q 6–1  
Orazio Santelli Unknown 1–4 Q 3–4 8 Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

Italy's first appearance in Olympic gymnastics competition was at the second gymnastics tournament, in 1900. The one Italian gymnast won no medals in a heavily France-dominated single event.

Gymnast Event Score Rank
Camillo Pavanello Men's all-around 255 28

RowingEdit

Italy had one rower compete in 1900.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maxime Piaggio Men's single sculls DNF Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Italy had two swimmers compete in 1900, the nation's first appearance in the sport. Maioni and Bussetti each advanced to one event final, taking 6th and 7th place, respectively.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:35.0 5 Did not advance
Fabio Maioni Men's 4000 metre freestyle 1:25:16.6 1 Q 1:18:25.4 6
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre backstroke 4:09.2 4 q 3:45.0 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Points Race". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ According to both Mallon and de Wael, there were 18 entrants in the event, 5 of which were Italian. De Wael contends that all 18 competed. Trissino competed twice. Assuming the unknown equestrian competed once, di Modrone must have entered the event twice.
  3. ^ Stagliano advanced as an alternate to the semifinals when Dutertre withdrew.

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