|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||27 July 1880 in Canicattì, Agrigento (ITA)|
|Died||28 October 1960 in Torino, Torino (ITA)|
|Affiliations||CS Torino, Torino (ITA)|
Little is known about about Giovanni Canova, except for his Olympic results. In 1920, Canova was a member of the victorious Italian épée team, but only contested the preliminary matches. Four years later, he did fence in the final, and won a bronze medal.
|1920 Summer Olympics||Fencing||Épée, Individual, Men||Olympic||=7 p3 r2/4||Representing Italy|
|Épée, Team, Men||Olympic||Italy||1||Gold|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Fencing||Épée, Team, Men||Olympic||Italy||3||Bronze||Representing Italy|