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Marcello Bertinetti

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarcello•Bertinetti
Used nameMarcello•Bertinetti
Born26 April 1885 in Vercelli, Vercelli (ITA)
Died31 July 1967 in Vercelli, Vercelli (ITA)
AffiliationsUS Pro Vercelli, Vercelli (ITA) / US Pro Vercelli, Vercelli (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Marcello Bertinetti’s Olympic fencing career spanned two decades, debuting with an Olympic silver in the team sabre in London. But between 1911 and 1922, he served as a medic in Libya, and did not compete. Returning to the Olympics in 1924, he won the last bout in the match against Hungary, which won Italy the match and eventually the gold. Four years later in Amsterdam, he won another gold in the épée event. After four preliminary matches with eight individual wins and losses he was not selected for the final pool, which Italy won ahead of France. Bertinetti also won one silver medal in the individual sabre at the 1929 European Championships. Earlier in his career, he was also a prominent football player. One of the founders of Pro Vercelli’s football section, he played on the team that won the Italian title in 1908. The Bertinetti family produced two more Olympians: son Franco (two-time gold medallist) and grandson Marcello were also successful fencers.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p5 r2/4 Representing Italy    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 4
  Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic =5 p1 r3/4
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 3 Bronze Representing Italy    
  Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic DNS r3/3
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold Representing Italy    

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