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Luciano De Genova

Luciano De Genova (May 19, 1931 – November 10, 2019)[1] was an Italian weightlifter. He represented Italy at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympic Games,[2] competing in the Lightweight (67.5 kg) category.

Luciano De Genova
Personal information
Born(1931-05-19)May 19, 1931
Genoa, Italy
DiedNovember 10, 2019(2019-11-10) (aged 88)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight67.5 kg (149 lb; 10.63 st)
Country Italy
Event(s)-67.5 kg class


De Genova was born in Genoa. He first competed outside Italy in the 1955 European Weightlifting Championships, finishing runner-up to Russian Nikolay Kostylev. The next year, De Genova finished third with a total of 347.5 kg.[3]

He took part in the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics where he finished in 16th place out of 18 athletes — his poor performance coming partly as a result of a muscle strain.[4]

In 1958, De Genova participated in the European Weightlifting Championships and the World Weightlifting Championships, receiving a silver medal in both competitions.

Luciano earned a 13th-place finish at the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics, finishing with a total lift of 352.5 kg.


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  2. ^ "Luciano DE GENOVA – Olympic Weightlifting | Italy". International Olympic Committee. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ "Luciano De Genova, Top Olympic Lifters of the 20th Century @ Lift Up". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. ^ "Luciano, campione italiano di sollevamenti pesi: ma il peso più grosso che porta sulle spalle è il ricordo del suo sacco di castagne disperso dai nazisti". Corfole!. Retrieved 2017-07-28.