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Edoardo Mangiarotti

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 6
Silver 5
Bronze 2
Total 13
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEdoardo•Mangiarotti
Used nameEdoardo•Mangiarotti
Nick/petnamesIl Re di Spade
Born7 April 1919 in Renate, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Died25 May 2012 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

The Italian fencer, Edoardo Mangiarotti, was a winner of a record 13 Olympic medals (six gold, five silver, two bronze) in fencing from 1936 to 1960. He was most successful in the épée team event winning four gold medals (1936, 1952, 1956, 1960) and a silver (1948). His other gold medals came in the épée individual (1952) and the foil team (1960). Mangiarotti competed in 14 Olympic events, failing to medal only in the 1956 individual foil. After making his international début at the 1935 World Championships, Mangiarotti won two world individual épée titles and was a member of 13 winning teams in the épée and foil. His business career was as an estate agent and journalist, and he later became secretary-general of the Fédération Internationale d’Éscrime (FIE). His brother, Dario, was also a member of the Italian medal winning Olympic épée teams in 1948 and 1952. They were both taught by their father, Giuseppe, who was several times professional épée champion in Italy.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold Representing Italy    
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver Representing Italy    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Italy    
  Foil, Team, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 5 p2 r1/3 Representing Italy    
  Foil, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver Representing Italy    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role Details
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Italy    
1960 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Italy    

Olympic family relations

Special Notes