Giancarlo Boriani

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiancarlo Girolamo Giuseppe•Boriani
Used nameGiancarlo•Boriani
Born14 December 1894 in Bologna, Bologna (ITA)
Died26 January 1982 in Bologna, Bologna (ITA)
AffiliationsTSN Bologna, Bologna (ITA)
NOC Italy


Giancarlo Boriani was a pistol shooter who competed at the 1920 and 1936 Olympic Games. In 1921 he won three medals at the World Championships in Lyon, France, including a gold medal in team free pistol.

A shooting prodigy, Boriani won his first competitions in 1911 and in 1913-14 won the Italian Youth titles. Boriani competed through the 1930s, appearing at the 1937 and 1939 World Championships. In 1940 he represented Italy against Germany at a dual meet in Napoli. He was given a gold medal by the Italian Olympic Committee for his sport shooting achievements. Boriani later held technical positions with the Italian Shooting Federation and ran a hardware store in Bologna along with his son.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting ITA Giancarlo Boriani
Military Pistol, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 9
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 7
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 4
1936 Summer Olympics Shooting ITA Giancarlo Boriani
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 32

Special Notes


Year of death is seen as 1962 or 1966.