Oreste Grossi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOreste•Grossi
Used nameOreste•Grossi
Born14 March 1912 in Livorno, Livorno (ITA)
Died16 February 2008 in Livorno, Livorno (ITA)
AffiliationsU.C. Livornesi, Livorno (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Oreste Grossi was a member of the famed Scarronzoni crew who competed during the 1930s and 40s. They were all Livorno dockworkers. After winning the 1932 Olympic silver medal in the eights, the crew from Unione Canottieri Livornesi won gold at the 1933 European Championships. They later won a bronze medal at the 1938 Europeans. Grossi kept alive the memory of the crew with various publications and interviews until his death in February 2008.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Rowing ITA Oreste Grossi
Eights, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver