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Roberto Battaglia

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRoberto•Battaglia
Used nameRoberto•Battaglia
Born23 June 1909 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died25 April 1965 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
AffiliationsSocietà del Giardino, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Roberto Battaglia won a gold medal with the Italian épée team in 1952, although he only competed in the preliminary match against the Soviet Union (won 8-4), in which he won one bout out of three. In the final pool, Italy beat Sweden 8-5 to take the gold. Battaglia also won two golds (1937 and 1949), one silver and one bronze in the World Championships, and one silver (1934) in the European Championships, all in the team sabre event. Individually, he won two Italian titles with the same weapon (1942 and 1943). In honor of his sporting achievements, Battaglia was awarded a Gold Medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Roberto Battaglia
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

Special Notes

Errata

Date of death also seen as 26 August 1986.