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Giulio Basletta

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiulio•Basletta
Used nameGiulio•Basletta
Born5 May 1890 in Vigevano, Pavia (ITA)
Died5 February 1975 in Vigevano, Pavia (ITA)
AffiliationsCircolo della Spada Vigevano, Vigevano (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Giulio Basletta won two Olympic medals with the Italian épée team. In Amsterdam he competed in three preliminary matches. He won four bouts against Germany (11-4), two against Czechoslovakia (13-2) and two against The Netherlands (10-6). Then, without him, the national team faced France in the final pool, beating them 9-7. Basletta also won one individual Italian title (1922), again in the épée event. He was president of the Italian Fencing Federation from 1940 to 1943. In honor of his sporting achievements, Basletta was awarded a gold medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Giulio Basletta
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 3 Bronze
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Giulio Basletta
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

Special Notes

Errata

Date of death also seen as 4 February 1974.