Romolo Carpi

Romolo Carpi (24 November 1889 – 27 November 1938) was an Italian tug of war competitor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born in Genoa, Province of Genoa, Italy in a poor family, his father Giacomo was a longshoreman while his mother Adele Casaccia was a shoemaker. He was baptized in the church of his neighborhood "Borgo Incrociati". For some years he was Consul of the Port of Genoa but with the advent of the fascist dictatorship he was downgraded to a simple worker as a socialist and not in line with the ideas of the regime. married to a Catholic Christian woman, he has always declared himself an atheist. In 1930 he moved to Santa Margherita Ligure because his wife was originally from there. He had 3 sons respectively in 1919, 1924 and 1928. the second child died unfortunately at an early age. He died in Santa Margherita Ligure aged 49 because of pneumonia.[citation needed]

Romolo Carpi's grave in the cemetery of Santa Margherita Ligure

In 1920 he finished third with the Italian team in the Olympic tug of war contest.[1]


  1. ^ "Romolo Carpi". Olympedia. Retrieved 5 September 2021.

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