Italy at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Italy competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

Italy at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Flag of Italy (1861–1946).svg
IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it (in Italian)
in Stockholm
Competitors61 (all men)
Flag bearerAlberto Braglia
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
3
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Nedo Nadi Fencing Foil
  Gold Alberto Braglia Gymnastics All-around
  Gold Pietro Bianchi
Guido Boni
Alberto Braglia
Giuseppe Domenichelli
Carlo Fregosi
Alfredo Gollini
Francesco Loi
Luigi Maiocco
Giovanni Mangiante
Lorenzo Mangiante
Serafino Mazzarochi
Guido Romano
Paolo Salvi
Luciano Savorini
Adolfo Tunesi
Giorgio Zampori
Umberto Zanolini
Angelo Zorzi
Gymnastics Team
  Silver Pietro Speciale Fencing Foil
  Bronze Fernando Altimani Athletics 10 km walk
  Bronze Adolfo Tunesi Gymnastics All-around

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

A single diver represented Italy. It was Italy's second appearance in diving, with Carlo Bonfanti being the nation's only diver both in 1912 and 1908. Bonfanti did not reach the final in either of his two events.

Rankings given are within the diver's heat.

Diver Events Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Carlo Bonfanti 3 m board 46.81 4 Did not advance
Plain high dive 28.5 6 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Two swimmers competed for Italy at the 1912 Games. It was the third time the nation appeared in swimming, and both swimmers had previously competed in 1908.

Neither Massa nor Baiardo was able to advance to an event final. Massa's second-place finish in his initial heat of the 100 metre freestyle was the only race in which either was not eliminated. Massa did not appear for his quarterfinal race, but was allowed to compete in the semifinals.

Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Davide Baiardo 100 m freestyle Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
400 m freestyle N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Mario Massa 100 m freestyle 1:11.8 2 Q q Did not finish Did not advance
400 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance
1500 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

14 athletes represented Italy. It was the nation's third appearance in athletics. Fernando Altimani's bronze medal in the 10 kilometre racewalk was Italy's best result and only medal in the sport.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fernando Altimani 10 km walk N/A 48:54.2 4 Q 47:37.6  
Guido Calvi 800 m ? 4 Did not advance
1500 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Nino Cazzaniga Marathon N/A Did not start
Orlando Cesaroni Marathon N/A Did not start
Daciano Colbacchini 110 m hurdles 16.1 2 Q 16.0 2 Did not advance
Franco Giongo 100 m ? 2 Q ? 4 Did not advance
200 m ? 2 Q ? 4 Did not advance
200 m ? 3 Did not advance
Manlio Legat Long jump N/A 5.50 29 Did not advance
Pole vault N/A 3.00 23 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 1563.200 28
Aurelio Lenzi Shot put N/A 11.57 12 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 38.19 18 Did not advance
Emilio Lunghi 400 m 50.5 2 Q ? 2 Did not advance
800 m ? 2 Q ? 5 Did not advance
Alfonso Orlando 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
10000 m N/A 33:44.6 5 Q 33:31.2 5
Alfredo Pagani 110 m hurdles ? 3 Did not advance
Long jump N/A 5.95 27 Did not advance
High jump N/A 1.60 28 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 68 24
Decathlon N/A 4425.550 18
Francesco Ruggero Marathon N/A Did not finish
Carlo Speroni Marathon N/A Did not finish
Angelo Tonini Long jump N/A 6.44 19 Did not advance
High jump N/A No mark 34 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Nine fencers represented Italy. It was the third appearance of the nation in fencing. Italy's foilists did well, taking the gold and silver medals as well as having a third finalist. The medals were Italy's first in individual amateur events. Nedo Nadi, the gold medalist in the foil, was also the only non-Hungarian to reach the final in the sabre, placing fifth.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Edoardo Alaimo Foil 0 losses 1 Q 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q 4–3 5
Sabre 4 wins 1 Q Did not start Did not advance
Giovanni Benfratello Sabre 3 wins 1 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Fernando Cavallini Foil 1 loss 1 Q 1 loss 1 Q Did not finish Did not advance
Nedo Nadi Foil 0 losses 1 Q 1 loss 2 Q 0 losses 1 Q 7–0  
Sabre 2 wins 2 Q 1 loss 1 Q 3 wins 2 Q 4–3 5
Francesco Pietrasanta Foil 0 losses 1 Q 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Sabre 3 wins 1 Q 1 loss 4 Did not advance
Aristide Pontanani Sabre 2 wins 2 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Pietro Speciale Foil 2 losses 3 Q 0 losses 1 Q 0 losses 1 Q 5–2  
Edoardo Alaimo
Gino Belloni
Giovanni Benfratello
Fernando Cavallini
Ugo Di Nola
Nedo Nadi
Sabre N/A 1–0 1 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance

FootballEdit

Team Roster
Results

First round

Italy  2 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Finland
Bontadini   10'
Sardi   25'
Öhman   2'
Soinio   40'
Wiberg   105'

Consolation quarterfinals

Italy  1 – 0  Sweden
Bontadini   15'
Attendance: 2,500

Consolation semifinals

Austria  5 – 1  Italy
Grundwald   40'   89'
Müller   30'
Hussak   49'
Studnicka   65'
Berardo   81'
Attendance: 3,500
Final rank
7th place

GymnasticsEdit

Eighteen gymnasts represented Italy. It was the third appearance of the nation in gymnastics. Italy entered six gymnasts in the individual competition, winning the gold and bronze medals and having all six gymnasts place in the top ten. Alberto Braglia, the defending Olympic champion, was the individual champion again. The Italian team also entered one of the three team competitions to win their second gymnastics gold of 1912.

ArtisticEdit

Gymnast Events Final
Result Rank
Pietro Bianchi All-around 127.75 6
Guido Boni All-around 128.00 4
Alberto Braglia All-around 135.00  
Guido Romano All-around 126.25 9
Adolfo Tunesi All-around 131.50  
Giorgio Zampori All-around 128.00 4
Italy Team 53.15  

WrestlingEdit

Greco-RomanEdit

Italy was represented by six wrestlers in its second Olympic wrestling appearance. None of the six advanced past the fourth round, as the team compiled a combined record of 8-12.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
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Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Oreste Arpe Light heavyweight   Kumpu (FIN)
W
  Lind (FIN)
W
  Rajala (FIN)
L
  Böhling (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 11
Zavirre Carcereri Middleweight   Victal (POR)
W
  Andersson (SWE)
L
  Jokinen (FIN)
L
Did not advance 20
Mariano Ciai Featherweight   Leivonen (FIN)
L
  Lehmusvirta (FIN)
L
Did not advance 26
Alessandro Covre Lightweight   Pukkila (FIN)
W
  Kaplur (RUS)
L
  Väre (FIN)
L
Did not advance 23
Renato Gardini Light heavyweight   Trestler (AUT)
W
  Lind (FIN)
W
  Nilsson (SWE)
L
  Ahlgren (SWE)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 11
Andrea Gargano Middleweight   Kokotowitsch (AUT)
L
  Antonopoulos (GRE)
W
  Steputat (GER)
W
  Fältström (SWE)
L
Did not advance 11

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