Luigi Carpaneda

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLuigi Arturo•Carpaneda
Used nameLuigi•Carpaneda
Born28 November 1925 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died14 December 2011 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


Luigi Carpaneda twice won an Olympic medal with the Italian foil fencing team. In 1956, his contribution to the Italian gold was five wins and five losses. A year earlier, Carpaneda had also been on the World Champion team, and he had won a team bronze in 1957. He later switched to sailing, and again became a World Champion, winning the title in the 3/4 ton class in 1982 at Trieste. He was also a five-time captain of the Italian team at the Admiral Cup, was Commodore to the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo, and became an official adviser to the FIS. Carpaneda was killed when he was hit by a car while he was crossing a street near his home in Milano.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Luigi Carpaneda
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Luigi Carpaneda
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p2 r3/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver

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