Silvano Abbà

Silvano Abbà (3 July 1911 – 24 August 1942) was an Italian modern pentathlete who won a bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1] Abbà was a military man, who led the Italian Savoy Cavalry squadron in August 1942 at the Charge of the Savoia Cavalleria at Isbuscenskij near Stalingrad. Abbà was killed, along with 32 other riders who were killed by the Soviets.[2] It is considered the last cavalry charge in military history and was won by the Italian Savoia Cavalleria regiment, led by colonel Alessandro Bettoni Cazzago.[3][4]

Silvano Abbà
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-G00825, Berlin, Olympiade, Siegerehrung Fünfkampf.jpg
Personal information
Born(1911-07-03)3 July 1911
Rovigno, Austrian Littoral, Austria-Hungary
Died24 August 1942(1942-08-24) (aged 31)
near Stalingrad, Soviet Union
Sport
SportModern pentathlon
Medal record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Silvano Abba". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Silvano Abba". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Silvano Abba". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-07-02.